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Yoga-na Want to See This Storybook E.C. Cottage With a Big Secret

half a million dollars will get you an octagonal yoga room, a labyrinth, and a pottery studio

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Ever wish you has a yoga room in your house? This stone cottage just outside Eau Claire has one — wow, does it ever! — plus three bedrooms, a lower level art and pottery studio, and three wooded acres along Otter Creek — including walking trails and a labyrinth.

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The 85-year-old cottage, just off U.S. Highway 12 between Eau Claire and Altoona, is currently occupied by The Center, a spiritual healing hub that hosts numerous events and practitioners. That explains the huge, octagonal yoga studio that overlooks the countryside.

The octagonal yoga studio.
The octagonal yoga studio.

Earlier this year, owners Scott Daniels and Anita Norha announced that they were planning on transitioning away from The Center and wanted to put the property on the market. (In August, they wrote on Facebook that “We are happy to share that we currently have several parties who are interested in keeping The Center’s theme and programming much the same.”) The building landed on real estate websites on Monday, Nov. 14.

The asking price for the property (3701 E. Clairemont Ave. in the Town of Washington) is $550,000. That includes the three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 4,748-square-foot cottage. Here’s the description from

Hidden gem in the heart of Eau Claire! Escape to a 3.1 acre Oasis on Otter Creek! Cozy, inviting 3 BR stone cottage coupled with modern, spacious 42-foot octagon studio addition, and lower-level art and pottery studios--all on wooded grounds where nature is a part of daily experience. Currently used as a spiritual healing center, this property is a fabulous place to have a home office and potentially use as a hybrid residential / commercial property. Live in the studio and work out of the cottage, live in the cottage and work out of the studio, or just live in both! Pottery studio could be re-converted back to 2-car deep tuck-under garage. Woods, creek, walking paths, numerous outdoor spots to take in nature, handy 20x20 storage shed, large parking lot, and more. Come realize your dream!

The property is listed by Jim Shaw of WESTconsin Realty (715-338-6344).

Check out more views of the property below, and check out the real estate listing here.

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