Aging Gracefully: Making a Luxury Custom Home Handicap Accessible Without Compromising on Style and Design

The phrase “handicap accessible” does not generally conjure up images of elegant, refined or even aesthetically pleasing architectural style and design. It brings to mind industrial looking ramps, automatic doors and grab bars. Thanks to science and technology, our population is living longer and better, significantly raising expectations and standards ...

Well-Reasoned Closet Space in a Custom-Built Home

Well-Reasoned Closet Space in a Custom-Built Home

A well-organized home today often starts with ample, well-thought-out storage space, with closets being the number one consideration. Inarguably, storage needs and the role of proper closets have changed dramatically over the last several decades, as family lifestyles and the accompanying accessories have evolved. For the most part, gone is ...

Seeing Windows for More than their View

Windows are perhaps the most important factors behind the “look and feel” of a new custom home. In addition to form and function, the passing of light and allocation of views, they are an integral part of the home’s overall architectural theme. From the exterior, windows, their placement and any ...

Lighting up the Backyard with Fire!

The warmth and ambiance of fire is a year-round attraction, transcending seasons with indoor and outdoor opportunities. The growing popularity of firepits as a backyard accessory has helped bridge outdoor entertaining opportunities in the fickle Southeastern Wisconsin seasons. As we now jump into the hot summer months, after a typical ...

Sunlight Exposure and Precautions

Summer sunshine is always welcome after long Wisconsin winters, and while health benefits abound from sun exposure, prolonged unprotected exposure can have detrimental effects on our personal health as well as the health of our home. When building a custom luxury home, careful consideration is given by the design team ...

Protected Wetlands and Your Custom Home Project

Residents in the Lake Country Area have a great appreciation for wetlands, in particular as it applies to lake access and properties. Lakefront properties offer residents enviable access to Southeastern Wisconsin’s precious natural resources, while generous boat launch slips offer non-lake residents equal rights to enjoy. While water activities are ...

Architectural Whimsy in Custom Homes

When embarking on a new custom home project, homeowners are not necessarily focused on incorporating element of architectural whimsy into their home. However, their building partners, the architects, builders and designers embrace the unusual or unexpected design element that makes the custom home truly unique. They provide an opportunity for ...