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Beautiful shingle style home in Wisconsin designed to maximize lake views

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Designed by Wade Weissmann Architecture to maximize the lake views on the property, this shingle style home is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although the architects integrated an abundance of windows into the design, they also were mindful of allowing for as much privacy as possible with regard to the neighboring homes. The homeowners wished to incorporate elements of the craftsman style into the design of their home, yet they also wanted to maintain a traditionally “utilitarian” feel — which can be seen in other midwest lake homes constructed within the last hundred years.

Above: A front porch with a swing and rocking chairs creates an inviting, casual comfort.

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To take advantage of the northern facing views, the architects designed the home to have a relatively narrow floor plan. This enabled the southern light to bathe all interior living spaces with natural light. Additionally, the dwelling was designed to have winged ends that angle outwards. This helped to create a certain amount of privacy within the home’s courtyard, bestowing each of the rooms within those angled ends a dual view of the lake.

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To capitalize on the utilitarian aspect of the home, the architects kept the overall detailing of this home fairly simple and devoid of unnecessary embellishment. Deep overhangs were integrated into the design to allow for windows to be left open during inclement weather, while long roof forms were designed to enable snow to ‘shed off’ during the winter months. Lastly, some structural elements of this dwelling were left exposed, helping contribute to the down-to-earth, utilitarian aesthetic.

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Above: A windowed skyway connects the buildings. Brown wood shingles creates a natural feel, while juxtaposing the white window trim.

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What We Love: This shingle style home is a showcase of beautiful, timeless design both indoors and out. The weathered aesthetic of the brown shingles creates a warm and welcoming feel, while on the interiors, bright and airy living spaces makes one feel relaxed and right at home. Maximized views of the lake from every room helps to maintain a relaxed vibe throughout this home, while also creating a fabulous indoor-outdoor connection… Readers, please share your thoughts on the design of this home. Do you find it to be warm and welcoming? Tell us in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of our most favorite home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Wade Weissmann Architects: Romantic cottage with charming interiors on the shores of the Great Lakes and Whimsical shingle-style home features fabulous living on Lake Geneva.

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Above: A built-in bench between two beams is an unexpected touch.

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Above: Exterior lantern lights against stone columns produce a warm glow in the evening.

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Above: A classic wood staircase frames the window paneled doorway.

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Above: Softly curving arches and lantern lights hang above an antique wood table.

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Above: Rustic wood beams and dark hardwood floors are softened by a heather gray area rug, and plenty of natural light.

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Above: An outdoor fireplace surrounded by wicker patio furniture creates a cozy feel.

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Above: This classic white kitchen has plenty of storage space. The dark wood countertop on the kitchen’s island creates drama with contrast.

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Above: Hardwood walls, built-in bookcases and worn leather armchairs make this study warm.

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Above: In this serene white bathroom with just a touch of turquoise; the white Bahamian shutters allow light in while providing privacy.

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Above: Twin beds with beige upholstered headboards lie adjacent to the built-in window seat.

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Above: An angled ceiling is accentuated by the glass shower enclosure.

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Above: Twin white wicker chairs and cozy plaid throws create a comfortable feel.

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Above: The white bathtub has its own enclosure where a slightly curved archway delineates the space.

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Above: An expansive window by the staircase looks out upon green trees.

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Above: A rich hardwood bar and wooden bar stools is flanked by twin archways leading to wine coolers.

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Above: A stone fireplace with subtle herringbone pattern is surrounded by cozy antique furniture.

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Above: A cozy changing room with built-in shelving and towel racks is a convenient place to change before and after a swim.

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Above: Tiered windows create visual interest, while the white window trim contrasts with the metal roof.

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Above: The home has plenty of windows for letting natural light in.

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Above: An exterior view of the porch and balcony.

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Above: The home is composed of natural materials — wood shingles, metal roofing and stone — in harmony with its surroundings.

Photos: David Bader

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