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Lincoln Beach Lodge

4025 Mina Avenue, Lincoln Beach, , 97341 Dated Posted: September 12, 2017

$425,000

Circa 1900

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Magnificent fully restored from the ground up, is this wonderful one of a kind Craftsman Era Miniature Lodge located on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Exactly half way between Lincoln City and Newport, the convenience of an airport shuttle is just 2 blocks away for flights in and out of PDX. Located in a sleepy little village of Lincoln Beach, this wonderful home has it all. Just 400 feet away from 7 miles of uninterrupted private sandy beach, Lincoln Beach Lodge boasts a 32 foot long covered front porch for enjoying the sounds of the sea and neighboring bungalows. The enormous clinker brick fireplace is the heart of the home and expands about 10 feet wide and 30 feet upward to show off the vertical grained Douglas Fir tongue and groove original ceiling. This is a hand hewn log structure that does NOT require the maintenance of chinking. Each log is sealed to the next with the original and undisturbed oakum. The exterior of the home was walnut shell blasted and several coats of oil based stain applied. Never is a log home to be painted and this one had never been. Oil based stains are the only way to preserve an historical log home at the beach.
This structure was affectionately known as the Lincoln Beach Lodge by the neighboring community and is said to have served as the clubhouse and gathering area for an early campground here. An elderly neighbor spoke of dances, church services and board games here in her youth. Apparently each of the upstairs 10 x 32 bedrooms were dormitories for the men and women workers and the downstairs was cookhouse and gathering space. The locals tell me that when the Great Depression hit, nobody could afford to pay to go camping any longer and the owners of the lodge simply walked away. In the 1970’s, a new owner attempted to restore the home and installed a kitchen, baths and laundry, but soon left because he found it impossible to heat the lodge with the fireplace. It was left open to the elements for decades. The next owner bought it as a 1031 tax deferred exchange and never did anything with it, leaving it doors ajar, windows open and exposed to the elements for neighbors to use to get in out of the weather while walking their dogs. Many neighbors speak of gathering around the fireplace to warm themselves and make roasted marshmallows, using the place as a neighborhood clubhouse, more or less. I bought this wonderful structure as a total tear down for the very purpose of restoring it to its original grandeur.
That was 3 years ago and I personally have worked many 12 hour days to get it where it is now. I am terminally ill and my needs have changed and this is the only reason I am selling the most special restoration of my life time. I have done 27 and this one is the most remarkable.

I am selling Lincoln Beach Lodge exactly as pictured, turn key and furnished with all that is in the pictures. It has not only been painstakingly restored, but is totally furnished with period appropriate art and textiles. All beds are brand new and mattresses are of the highest quality. The kitchen is totally restored as well and not a thing needs to be done to anything.

The great room houses a corner sitting area with 2 Natuzzi leather love seats and vintage Brandt side tables and coffee table. The fireplace area is flanked with 2 matching very rare vintage Brandt click clack sofas that turn into double beds for sleeping children. Notice the scenes on the upholstery of sunset upon mountains…
The dining room is equipped with an Ethan Allen Farmhouse Table that expands to 10 feet for plenty of seating.
On the main level closest to the first bathroom, is a sleeping alcove characteristic of the period. This sleeping area offers a queen size Tempurpedic lift top bed with storage underneath and an adjacent armoire.

Upstairs, the master bedroom sits over the expansive front porch and has the peek a boo views of the ocean 400 feet away. It is equipped with a cherry queen size bed with Tempurpedic Cloud mattress and cherry night stands and dressers. That bedroom has 20 feet of closet hanging space. Opposite of it over the open Great Room expanse is another bedroom accessible by log catwalk and it houses what I refer to as the bunk house room. That room is equipped with 1 Double, 1 twin, and 3 built in single beds plus desks and dressers. This room has less closet hanging space but lots of built in storage beneath the bunks and window seats.

The Lincoln Beach Lodge now has modern pex plumbing, modern electricity and state of the art mini split heat pump which provides heat and dehumidifier and air if needed. I have never needed air conditioning on the Oregon Coast, but it is equipped nevertheless.
The fireplace has been completely restored by Chimcarec LLC out of Portland and has a spring loaded chimney cap with stainless steel mesh enclosure to keep birds out. All of the windows which were original cast iron crank out windows as found in most national park lodges, were completely rusted out from the sea air, so I painstakingly had Simonton Lifetime Windows reproduce them at great cost. (nearly $30k) The roof was completely stripped off down to the original doug fir tongue and groove and then appropriate 4×8 sheets of tongue and groove roof sheathing placed upon the beautiful doug fir,and Tiger Paw wrap placed upon that before the 130 mph Pabco Architectural Grade Laminate was installed. This roof withstands 130 mph winds , which is what insurance companies require here at the coast. The highest wind ever recorded here since 1991 was 70 mph gusts. Custom seamless gutters and down spouts were installed and an enormous French Drain was created all around the structure and down the sloping street towards the storm drain to preserve the foundation and rock work.

Taxes are nice and low at about $1300 per year.

Log Home Insurance through United Heritage is $135 per month for a $745,000 replacement valuation

Water is city water Gleneden Water District
Sewer is city sewer at Gleneden Water District
Electric is Lincoln County PUD
Wifi is Wave Broadbrand, as is all TV
Log Home insurance is through United Heritage and the insured valuation o the home performed by them is $745,000

The local neighborhood is a cute little area of vintage bungalows owned by the same families since they were built since the 1930’s. Nobody lets go of these places.
Neighboring developments a mile north of here are Bella Beach with their adorable look alike reproduction Craftsman homes in a PUD and Salishan Resort and Golf Course. Both have very strict CCRS and higher taxes and do not have easy access to the beach as this property does. They are sweet though!

Vacation homes in the area rent for up to$425 per night not even beach front and as little as $225/ night for a cottage a few blocks away. Studio beach rentals several blocks away on the other side of the coast highway can be had for $135 per night. This could be a wonderful family retreat, private primary residence or a great vacation rental property.

Off the back of the kitchen is a laundry room with backyard access. The second full bathroom is also adjacent to the laundry room and accessible to the back yard for easy beach clean up. There is a very small fully finished Craftsman Style outbuilding in the garden, which could serve well as an art studio, office or guest space. It has electricity, is insulated and finished but has no bathroom or kitchen. It is 16 feet from the second bathroom.

Lincoln Beach Lodge truly is a one-of-a-kind miniature National Park style WPA Era Craftsman Style Log Cabin Lodge and it is in Oregon Coast’s BEST Location, Location, Location!!!!

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