This isn’t a cabin, but a true waterfront home with all the creature comforts, and it’s only a 20 minute ride from the North Douglas ramp, or 40 minutes from the Auke Bay harbors. Oh, and NO PROPERTY TAXES!
Currently configured as a 2 bedroom, the main home could easily be converted to 3 bedrooms and still leave room for crafts or a private reading area. The guest house has a bedroom loft and separate living area with propane stove, or could easily be set up for up to 4 visitors with two queen sized beds.
The kitchen has a 13cf propane refrigerator, microwave and propane stove and oven. All the cabinet work is custom made and the island has a good amount of storage. The deep sink will make cleanup easy, and the island can be moved around as needed. Water comes from roof catchment to two 1300 gallon (+/-) cisterns and is filtered down a series of filters from 50, 20, 10, and then 5 microns. If you’d like to filter it further, there is a Berkey water filter that will take it down to .5 microns. One 24V submersible water pumps bring the water up to an 86 gallon pressure tank. There is an on demand Bosch water heater. The DEC approved over sized septic tank system with outfall goes another 20′ past the standard -4 low tide line.
The bathroom has all the right creature comforts including a large shower, regular toilet and sink as well as a washer and dryer. There is lots of storage in the bathroom.
There are 3 generators: A diesel-fired Northern Lights 5500w serves as the primary generator, and there is a gas Honda 5000w and a Makita 5700w unit. A diesel driven 24v alternator charges the batteries. The primary inverter is a 3500w 24v and there is a second 1000w unit. The solar panels generate up to 1440w at 24v. The inverter will kick back extra volts into amperage on the battery backup, which is a series of eight Dyno Depp Cycle L16 off gride batteries. Heat for the main house is primarily the woodstove, but there is an Efel oil drip stove for backup. The guest house has a propane stove.
Throughout the house you will find additional built in cubbies, drawers and closets. Every inch of space is put to good use, and all the cabinet work was custom made
Exterior walls are SIP 2 x 6 and there are a steel H-Beams in the front of the home. None of the interior walls are load bearing. The floor is insulated with 10” of fiberglass, 2” solid core foam, and has ½” OSB sealing that from rodents, squirrels or otters. The roof is metal with rolled roofing underneath, as well as ½” plywood sheathing. The wooden deck has wire rails so as not to obstruct the view. The windows are double pane and also have window quilts to keep the sun out, or the warmth in as needed. Lighting is modern and recessed. Laminate and wood floors throughout, with the exception of the vinyl flooring in the bathroom. There are many built in cabinets, cubbies and even deep drawers with long side guides tucked under the stairway.
As you can see, the attention to detail brings up the livability of this beautiful home!
Good deer hunting across the water on Admiralty Island. Crab, halibut, shrimp and salmon right in the front yard! This beach is the more protected side of Horse Island and is experiencing some accretion as well. Look across to Admiralty Island from this the comfortable living room or the expansive decks.
This is an excellent opportunity to have a year-around residence outside of town, or just a place