Tucked into a beautiful spot in the Kettle Moraine Forest, The House in the Woods Auction Gallery is closing tonight. Fixtures and furnishings will be sold and the lights will be switched off. For the past thirty years, Carl & Lynne Seitz have been in the auction business. Scores of faithful buyers have attended the weekly auctions. Specialty auctions have drawn customers from around the country.
About twelve years ago I attended my first House In The Woods auction; it was one of their famous July 4th events. The gallery was packed with buyers and I'd never seen so many fine antiques at one auction. The seating was comfortable, there were overhead TV monitors to view the items as they were being sold, and the kitchen served up terrific homemade food. I've been attending auctions there ever since, whenever my schedule permitted. The scenic drive and the glorious bit of nature surrounding the facility never fail to inspire me. Besides finding some great items to offer my customers, I've made friends among the regulars. There are some that have been attending auctions there since the very beginning.
The time has come for Carl & Lynne to sit back, relax and enjoy their retirement. In a week they'll be packed up and headed for Florida. Their faithful staff will move on, and a host of people near Eagle, Wisconsin will be left wondering what to do with all those evenings.
Enjoy your retirement Carl & Lynne, and goodbye to the House In The Woods... you'll be missed.
**This wonderful piece of real estate is available...any auctioneers out there looking for a venue?