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Whimsical shingle-style home features fabulous living on Lake Geneva

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A shingle-style home designed by Wade Weissmann Architecture in collaboration with Robert Alt Design is located on Lake Geneva, in southeastern Wisconsin. This East Coast inspired design serves as a weekend and summer house for a young family and their guests. A view-corridor setback restriction was placed on this property. The architects worked with this challenge, creating a home that feels naturally composed on the site.

Above: Gently curved steps from the stunning backyard leads down towards the lake. The landscaping anchors this expansive home to the terrain.

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The architects used the existing property slope to their advantage, designing an expansive porch wing that showcases views and openings on all sides. The walkout space below provides an opportunity for entertaining spaces adjacent to both the swimming pool and shoreline.

Above: The upper balcony offers impressive views of the home’s lakefront setting.

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What We Love: This shingle-style home is fantastic in every respect, from the beautiful exterior facade to the warm and inviting interiors. With a tranquil lakefront setting, this is the ultimate dream home. We could imagine how amazing it would be to spend summer vacations enjoying this incredible home with family and friends. The covered veranda looks like the perfect spot to soak in outdoor living… Readers, what do you think of the design of this home? Would this be your idea of a dream home? Please share your thoughts in the Comments!

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Above: A long, curved breezeway links the garage to the main house.

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Above: Small conversation groupings are arranged throughout the house.

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For the interior living spaces, the homeowner’s wished to have their home feel as though it had been there for a century or more. The architects achieved this by incorporating much of the cabinetry, shelving and seating into the permanent structure, embellished by reclaimed wood, traditional wainscoting and beadboard.

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Above: The family room is the definition of cozy, with comfortable furnishings arranged around a fireplace.

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Above: The kitchen is surprisingly contemporary and highly functional. A transparent range hood adds a modern touch.

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Above: A rolling library ladder in the butler’s pantry provides easy access to even the highest shelves. The pantry serves double duty for meal preparation and casual dining.

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Above: A small circular dining alcove is elevated for a ship-shape feel.

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Above: A graceful bay window is the perfect place for a pair of contemporary wing chairs.

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Above: Warm rustic wood paneling and an arched white ceiling is the perfect setting for this family room and lake house.

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Above: The master bath features finely detailed cabinetry.

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Above: Rustic interiors with a pop of vibrant red fabrics sets the tone for this upstairs alcove.

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Above: The lower level features a large party-perfect cocktail bar.

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Above: The bead board ceiling and bow-shaped window elevation is a nod to the great steamships that once traversed the Great Lakes.

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Above: Carrera marble is employed for both the bar top and bar back.

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Above: A ground floor bunkroom has its own ping-pong table.

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Above: The chandelier lighting creates a faux wall pattern adding depth to this sleek bath.

 

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Above: Through the porte-cochere, the garage and caretaker’s quarters are visible. Rustic and traditional elements create structure and comfort.

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Above: The veranda features a large stone fireplace.

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Above: A deluxe potting shed is located within a fenced in flower and vegetable garden.

Photos: David Bader and Matt Moran

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Margie

Wow! What great craftsmanship! A truly one of a kind house.

Kareen

The most stunning, awe inspiring and just plain gorgeous home I’ve ever seen. Some of the interior touches left me speechless.