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Bootleg Island

A private island with an impressive history!

Michael A. Coolik, film-writer, director, actor in film and television, model and former Winston Man, has designed and built this rustic get-away on 2.6 acre Bootleg Island and lived there over the last 24 years. This one-of-a-kind, ruggedly handsome, historic cabin, is a virtual museum honoring the past. You can many times never know your land and its history but for Mike Coolik (stage name ...

A private island with an impressive history!

Michael A. Coolik, film-writer, director, actor in film and television, model and former Winston Man, has designed and built this rustic get-away on 2.6 acre Bootleg Island and lived there over the last 24 years. This one-of-a-kind, ruggedly handsome, historic cabin, is a virtual museum honoring the past. You can many times never know your land and its history but for Mike Coolik (stage name Michael Battlesmith) this brilliant creation was influenced by old California, the old West, the artistic Southwest and the Prohibition era.

The island's stunning home was built with dogged determination and a love of history and is accompanied by priceless relics from all the places the owner loves most. Every wall and every room is a treasure of artifacts, antiques, fond memories and memorabilia.

Step inside the "Movie Set" cabin, the dance hall-inspired boathouse & party deck and stroll the island paths through lush trees and foliage, enjoying the serenity, the breathtaking scenes and dreamy island views.

From a distance, the house resembles an authentic cabin in the Old West. It features a stone foundation and exterior walls of weathered cedar boards with chinking in between to create the effect of a log house. The boathouse on the island has the same cedar exterior walls. There is a 1,000 gallon plastic septic tank and a generator for back-up power if ever needed. Telephone lines are also hooked up to the island. On the wide front porch are delightful wood swings and rocking chairs – perfect for relaxing on lazy island afternoons. Inside, the cabin showcases treasures from Coolik's 20 years of collecting Western paraphernalia. The front room features 13 old saddles from Santa Fe, NM and Buffalo Run, Texas, some dating from the 1800's. There are old tin lanterns, movie prop canteens and guns, wagon wheel light fixtures and American Indian ladders. The heavy ladders were used in pits and adobe houses. Coolik bought 25 ladders, turning them into coffee tables to help display artifacts. Magnificent wide plank pine floors are lined with Western rugs. Tables display cow-horn lamps. Spur straps have become tie-backs. American Indian drums and blankets also are displayed. The sofas are covered with colorful Western designs and even the lighting has the feeling you are back in the days of the Old West.  

There is a second dock & boathouse on shore with living quarters and bath - a convenient place for the new owners to launch their boat to the island.

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