Well Built and Charming Cabin With Lake Frontage on 2.1 Acres Near Big Lake, Alaska
June 11, 2020
Adorable rustic cabin with green roof sits on 2.1 acres with frontage on a small, pristine lake close to Big Lake.
Primitive, no electricity or water. It was built by a general contractor for his son. It is 24×20′ with a 10×20′ double-padded, carpeted, windowed loft and a 4′ porch that spans the front.
A small deck (with grill) faces the lake. Surrounded by beautiful birch forest, the cabin sits on a sloped lot that goes down to the small lake which warms up nicely in summer. Beautiful scenery both winter and summer. The loons sing whenever a plane goes over.
Future plans were to cut a switchback path down to lake and decking/dock. Also, to bring in electric, drill for a well and improve the driveway. Our use of the lake was via neighbor’s dock with their permission.
It feels remote, but this cabin is right off of Big Lake/Burma Road, a few miles from Three Bears, 30 mins. from Wasilla. It has a short, steep driveway (not recommended in winter, you will get stuck).
Purchased in 2013 for $59,000 from the general contractor who built it. The cabin was just a shell. My guesstimate is over $20,000 improvements: front steps; roof repair; painted; insulated walls and ceiling; upstairs window installed; double-padded and carpeted loft; tongue/groove paneling throughout; a cool wall desk installed; added a kitchen counter for possibility of a well.
When installing insulation and paneling the walls, wiring was included by ex-husband (who has done it in many houses we’ve owned). It has NOT been checked by a licensed electrician, BUYER TO VERIFY. There is electricity at the top corner of the lot. The plan was to bring it down to the cabin.
It requires a wood burning stove, seller will discount $1000 to compensate. Some of the stack piping is inside, I’m not sure what more is needed. The outer chimney is intact. Gas grill stays; attached wall desk stays; futon stays (extremely comfortable, just too heavy to move out).
My loss is your gain. Cabin is for sale AS-IS. Quit claim deed. If a realtor is used, fee will be added to the price. Please, serious offers only.
Contact: Text only – 907-360-2099 or Email: OKstanton@yahoo.com
Location: Big Lake, AK, USA
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