Haeger Cottage

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Built as a summer lake cottage in the 1930's, this single season residence saw severe movement down a steep grade, which threatened its survival. After 80 years, to meet stringent zoning requirements, the cottage was required to be stabilized and restored versus a tear down. Stabilization and restoration was also the preference of the owners to maintain the character to which they were use to for almost 60 years of ownership. 2/3 of the project's costs were devoted to the building of a "real" foundation under the cottage. It took into account the slope stop, water intrusion issues, thermal issues & desired additional space. The cottage also received substantial restoration and other stabilization work. Construction costs amounted to $400,000.