This 2,300 s.f. home is located south of Waupaca. The home is one story, with a 14' cathedral ceiling and a striking roof line. The east elevation shows the beginnings of a courtyard that will use an artesian well on site to create a year round water feature. Other details include using Alpen Windows with fiberglass frames and heat mirror glazing that are tuned to their location on the home. Windows on the south side allow a higher amount of solar heat gain, whereas windows on the north are highest in efficiency. Their overall U rating is U-19 to U-21 which is excellent for sliders. There is 800 s.f. of unfinished basement space for mechanicals - the remainder of the home is slab on grade.
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Relaxing on the screen porch is a great way to enjoy summer evenings, while an outdoor shower tucked behind the white pine column at right makes for a great morning wake up.
The pond water feature was designed by Gimme Shelter. Plumbing by Bob's Plumbing of Amherst, WI. Concrete by Alchemy Concrete of Nelsonville, WI.
An artesian well flows from this reflecting pond down a series of steps before returning to natural grade (see photos below).
The Rumford fireplace veneer is thin-sawed Virginia ledgestone laid by the Gimme Shelter crew with assistance from the homeowners. The hearthstone is central Wisconsin sandstone, quarried within 25 miles of the Gimme Shelter shop.
The kitchen counters are granite and wood butcher block. Cork flooring was installed by the Owner. Other flooring in kitchen & office, right, is rustic hickory solid strip flooring.
The oak door at right and the brass-studded leather covered door in the kitchen were salvaged from the Wisconsin State Capital.
In the master bath shower and bath area, cedar paneling and a white oak tub water spout create a Japanese-inspired feel to the intimate space. A large window lets in plenty of natural light.
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