Modern Natural Element Style – Mount Horeb, WI
The oak grove surrounding this Modern Natural Element style home in a rural Madison, Wisconsin suburb definitely inspired its design. The massive trees frame the home as you approach from the driveway, and once inside, the windows perfectly frame the 360-degree views.
Great northern flagstone from Montana, Douglas fir timber, shiplap walls and a broken edge granite countertop are just a few of the natural elements seamlessly combined with a modern roofline and industrial steel accents for a truly one-of-a-kind home. The layout arranges the 5,402 square foot, 4 bedroom home into warm, cozy wings.
The exterior features rustic, wood-toned board and batten and stucco siding, the covered entry a tongue and groove ceiling and distressed front door with antique hardware. Just inside is a stone feature wall with lighted shelving and hardwood floor with tile inlay. In the great room, the timber ceiling beams lead to the stone fireplace and an adjacent heated screen porch with retractable screens. Industrial style elements including metal fireplace accents, metal railings, pulley-driven ceiling fans and a steel TV and art display are sure to inspire.
Standing out in the kitchen are a wooden hood cabinet with Maple-Appaloosa finish, clavos metal rivets and timber posts; an island with a prep sink; a walk-in pantry; and another tongue and groove ceiling with timber beams matching the cabinetry. The dining room has a beverage center in its buffet island. Also incorporated into the home are sliding barn doors and a second-floor loft.
A recently completed pool house addition totaling 404 square feet features a live roof and blends seamlessly with the original home. The poolside retreat houses separate spaces for a sauna, bathroom, game room and equipment storage and access.