待售房源 - Salem, Alabama, United States - ¥9,319,750
待售房源

Salem, Alabama, 36874 - United States

215 Lee Road. 342

约¥9,319,750
原货币价格 $1,359,000
独立家庭住宅

详情

  • 2
    卧室
  • 2.5
    浴室 (1 全卫, 3 半卫)
  • 2400
    平方英尺

房产描述


An Impressive History… Michael A. Coolik, Film-writer, Director, Actor in Film and Television, Model and former Winston Man, has designed and built a rustic Get-away on 2.6 acre Bootleg Island and lived there over the last 24 years. This one-of-a-kind, ruggedly handsome, historic cabin, is a virtual Museum, honoring the past. You can many times never know your land and its history. Yet, for Mike Coolik/stage name Michael Battlesmith, his brilliant creation, Bootleg Island, was influenced by old California, the old West, the artistic Southwest and the Prohibition era. With dogged determination and his inspiration – a love of history – this amazing home was built and is accompanied by priceless relics from all the places the owner loved most, including the Island. Every wall, every room is a treasure of artifacts, antiques, fond memories and memorabilia. Step inside the "Movie Set" cabin, the dance hall-inspired boathouse and party deck and stroll the Island paths through lush trees and foliage, enjoying the serenity, the breathtaking scenes and dreamy Island views. Story of Michael Coolik's Creation of the Cabin… The rebuilding of the remnants of a 50-year old cottage on an Island was quite a feat. Floors were falling in. Mike could walk thru walls. Only part of the roof and the floor system was worth saving. Mike and his team of men worked through the winter. They carried all the sand, 3,000 bricks for the chimney, building blocks and all the builder materials to the island in his pontoon boat! They installed a 1,000 gallon plastic septic tank,digging the hole by hand. It took two men to push the wheel barrow up the hill each trip! They ran waterlines to the island in November when the water level was down. When Michael leased the island he didn't realize he had a boathouse that went with it or electric power. So he has generator for back-up power, if ever needed. A South Central Bell Telephone company worker used Coolik's pontoon boat to help extend telephone lines to the Island. He said it was the first time he had put services on an island. While letting out cable, as the boat headed across the lake, he told Mike there was no charge for hooking- up phone service on an island. From a distance, the house resembles an authentic cabin in the Old West. It features a stone foundation and exterior walls of weathered cedar boards with chinking in between to create the effect of a log house. The boathouse on the Island has the same cedar exterior walls. On the wide front porch are delightful wood swings and rocking chairs – perfect for relaxing on lazy island afternoons. Inside, the cabin showcases treasures from Coolik's 20 years of collecting Western paraphernalia. The front room features 13 old saddles from Santa Fe,NM and Buffalo Run, Texas, some dating from the 1800's. There are old tin lanterns, movie prop canteens and guns, wagon wheel light fixtures and American Indian ladders. The heavy ladders were used in pits and adobe houses. Coolik bought 25 ladders, turning them into coffee tables to help display artifacts. Even the cabin lighting has the feeling you are back in the days of the Old West. Coolik also has a collection of photographs of American Indian chiefs and Wild West scenes taken by Edward S. Curtis. Curtis photographed 20 American Indian tribes for financier J. Pierpont Morgan, who put up $1 million for the project. It resulted in 20 books. Magnificent wide plank pine floors are lined with Western rugs. Tables display cow-horn lamps. Spur straps have become tie-backs. American Indian drums and blankets also are displayed. Even the sofas are covered with colorful Western designs. "May yore HORSE never STUMBLE, Yore CINCH never BREAK, Yore BELLY never GRUMBLE, and yore HEART never ACHE Cowboy Unknown

MLS ID: 6006835

联系方式

分部:
Harry Norman, Realtors
代理经纪:
Nancy Kustermann
706.957.3253

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