A new deck & sunroom are the heart of this family’s retreat
June 18, 2010
|In 1990, when Jerry and Mary Amundson built their retirement cabin on
Beaver Dam Lake in Cumberland, Wis., it served their needs perfectly.
“We wanted someplace where our family could gather and have fun, and
this cabin has been ideal for that,” says Mary. Through the years, the
Amundsons and their three sons and five grandchildren have spent hours
swimming, boating and water-skiing in the summer and deer hunting,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. |
that the couple is older, they have traded their speedboat for a pontoon
boat and their ski equipment for golf clubs. Jerry also enjoys working
out at the local gym, while Mary unwinds by painting.
with any house, over time parts of the cabin began to show signs of
aging – especially the decks. The floors were rotting out as a result of
having been subjected to many years of brutal Wisconsin winds and
precipitation. So the Amundsons’ son Greg suggested that his parents
tear out a portion of the front deck and build a sunroom in its place.
And Greg’s opinion carried some weight, not just due to the familial
relationship, but because he owns a building/remodeling company, Deer
Creek Cedar Homes, Inc.
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