Quillico home feature on Zonta tour

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. – New this year, Zonta will be working with the GFWC Women’s Club on the annual Zonta Tour of Homes, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 14 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

There will be four Spread Eagle chain homes on the tour this year and two in Iron Mountain, along with the Menominee Range Historical Museum.

A reception with dessert and coffee served at Spread Eagle Garden Center.

Cost of the tickets will be $15 in advance, and $20 at the homes the day of the tour. Tickets are available starting on Aug. 15 in Iron Mountain at Bond’s Decorating, Julia Rose Creations and the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. They are also available at Maxine’s Bridal Shoppe in Norway and the Spread Eagle Garden Center.

Camp Molinare on Sawyer Lake for children and adults will be the recipient of the funds raise during the event.

First featured is the home of John and Lynn Quillico, “The New Stone Cottage” located at 1538 Railroad Lake Road in Spread Eagle.

Built in the 1920s, the original structure on the property was a log cabin atop a stone basement. When a fire destroyed the cabin in the 1940s, the two-foot thick foundation was transformed into the walls of a cozy stone cottage, which essentially was the structure purchased in 1994. From 1994 to 2013, the cottage became the family’s summer residence.

In May 2013, the existing building was demolished, clearing the way for the construction of a year-round home. Using the old cottage as inspiration, the owners designed a new retreat that incorporated the look and character of the old place as much as possible. Thus they chose quarried stone for the new exterior, smoky hickory flooring for the main level, granite countertops, tiled showers and bathrooms and a warm color palette throughout. Connected covered porches on the front and rear provide additional opportunities to enjoy the spectacular views of the Spread Eagle chain.

This layout encompasses 2,800 square fee of indoor living space on three levels, including three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a bar area. A spacious sheltered patio offers additional outdoor seating as well as easy access to the lower level. A detached four-car garage provides ample storage.

For additional information about the tour, contact Toni Lori at (906) 221- 1055 or Terry Sovey at (906) 696-3643.