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River Cottage Update

Here are some photos, one before and the rest more recent, of our cottage project on the St. Croix. Due to Town of Troy, St. Croix County and DNR regulations and the proximity of the site to the River, we cannot increase the height or footprint of the structure.
Notable features include:
Geothermal heat with radiant raupanels with hot-water tubing beneath the skip-sawn white oak flooring. We also used closed-cell spray foam insulation, for its very high value per inch. We created a loft area for the four children who will call this their summer home. It will be accessed via a ships ladder, and although it only has 5’2″ of head-room, I know it will be a big hit. As soon as we obtain the needed permits, we will re-construct the cedar deck and limestone retaining walls, which had deteriorated. There will also be limestone accents on the entry columns, etc.

A before picture of the existing structure

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An shot of the remodel in progress

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The back of the home

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In-floor heating

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The upstairs distressed wood floor

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The wood floor upstairs all finished

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The children’s loft

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