Timber Style – New Glarus, WI
Exposed timber framing, a soaring tongue and groove ceiling, and touches of color are just a few of the characteristics that make this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom house a home. The open concept floor plan, second floor loft and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the great room create a grand common area perfectly designed for this client’s large family.
Outdoor living was also key to the home’s design, both to meet the client’s wishes and complement the home’s setting among the rolling hills in rural New Glarus. The front features a wraparound, covered timber-frame porch with pine paneled ceiling; from the great room, two sets of French style windowed doors open onto a screened-in back porch with a fireplace and warming lamps. Finally, the second floor master suite features a private deck with a pergola.
In the foyer, a built-in niche with shelving and a brick backsplash creates unique display space. The adjacent open-concept dining space accommodates 10 or more.
A picture window draws natural light into the kitchen, illuminating the white Persia suede countertops and two-toned painted cabinetry – seagrass sheer-finished island and cappuccino-finished perimeter. Other selections include a farmhouse sink, brick backsplash and walk-in pantry with sliding barn door. Off of the kitchen is a half bath and a combination mudroom and laundry room with built in storage and organization.
A first-floor guest suite was designed to double as a master suite to enable aging in place. The hickory staircase leading to the second floor has a timber railing and iron balusters. The master suite features a barn board accent wall, cappuccino finished cabinetry, quartz Bianco Gioa countertops, a tile shower and a claw foot tub. A spacious loft overlooks the great room and leads to a large bonus room.
The lower level layout includes three bedrooms, one bathroom, a recreation room with walkout to the backyard, and space for a future bar. Including some lower level unfinished space, the home’s square footage totals 6,096.