Finding the Perfect Balance Between Your Property and Your Custom-Built Dream Home: Location is Everything

Many of us today are familiar with the art of Feng shui, the Chinese philosophy of creating harmony with one’s environment. Growing awareness of many Eastern philosophies, religions, healing practices and meditation techniques, yoga and acupuncture among them, have seeped into our Western culture over the last few decades. No ...

The Perfect Place for Your Lake Home

You’ve spent a great deal of time, maybe even years, looking for the perfect lake location to live in either year round or as a summer home.  The views are breathtaking, and the lake is pristine. The cottage or house that currently resides on your new lake property, unfortunately, is ...

Bird Houses: They deserve their own Custom Built Home

Weather in the Upper Midwest has always been somewhat unpredictable, yet this year’s winter has been somewhat extreme with its multiple freeze/ thaw cycles and record warm temperatures during the winter months. Wildlife has responded with early signs of life, including many of Southeastern Wisconsin’s beautiful birds. While the robin ...

Mid-Winter Snow Melt – Protecting your Custom-Built Home from Damage

The yearly freeze/thaw cycle in northern climates presents many challenges for homeowners, affecting everything from landscaping elements to structural materials, all of which need attention and protection. While many homeowners prepare adequately for the seasonal changes, there are always unpredictable surprises when Mother Nature is involved. Wisconsinites are not surprised ...