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A gorgeous farmhouse style home on Big Cedar Lake

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This farmhouse style lake home was designed in 2015 by Wade Weissmann Architecture, in collaboration with Barenz Builders, located in Big Cedar Lake, Washington County, Wisconsin. The architects goal was to design the property to be reflective of the homeowners lifelong passion for the iconic sport of rowing.

They had spent most of their lives around crew clubs of the East Coast and articulated an admiration for the classic American boathouse. The design concept was centered around this aesthetic. The architects, with the help of interior designer Beth Wangman of i4design, created a grand, farmhouse style dwelling with a relaxed lifestyle.

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“An historical clapboard exterior with wood trim is accented by certain components that are clad in cedar shingle in order to differentiate the form, and to create a specific focal point for the residence,” states the architects. “Additionally, the exposed foundations serve as a throwback to many of the old, historic utility buildings found within the area, made solely of local sand, cement and split fieldstone.”

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What We Love: This beautiful farmhouse style lake house features visual appear both inside and out. Front the moment of entry you feel an inviting warmth about this home, while spectacular lake views makes this feel like a year round retreat. From the beautiful light fixtures to the custom details, everything about this home is exquisite.

Readers, what are your thoughts, is there any particular features that really stands out about this house for you? Please share your views in the comments below!

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Interesting Fact: If you were interested in building a dream home like this, the project would cost just over $2 million to complete.

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Above: The paint color of the kitchen island is Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166.

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Above: The fireplace surround in the home office is comprised of steel pieces that have been left outside to rust and then installed.

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Above: A guest bathroom features a hand-crafted Iron and Rope Mirror sourced from Restoration Hardware.

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Above: The wall sconces in this powder bathroom are called “Conduit” by Troy Lighting. The custom designed vanity starts with Benjamin Moore — Bainbridge Blue 749 as the base color with a black glaze added to it. A local custom cabinet designer can achieve this look for you.

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Above: The fireplace stone is called “Moose Mountain” sourced from Halquist Stone. The beautiful wool/silk area rug was sourced from Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

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Above: The bathroom paint color is Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue 1634.

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Above: This beautiful mudroom features white oak cabinets, with a finish achieved using vinegar and steel wool. Here is an example of an article using this method if you are a DIY’er. (here)

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Photos: David Bader

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