For this project, the clients wanted to take advantage of the incredible views and create a floor plan with plenty of spacious entertaining areas. They also wanted a grand entryway and natural light flowing into every room. For their basement, they wanted a sports space equipped with a half basketball court, a bowling alley and a large bar.
This project came with many challenges. It took several months to break through rock and pour piers to support the house. The lot required a special orientation for the home. The lake on the property offered incredible views, but it was perpendicular to the street. The home’s large floor plan made it challenging to create a space that felt comfortable and incorporated ease of flow between rooms.
The Artisan Home was designed to sit “sideways” relative to the street. This created a more private driveway and gave the best views. This orientation also allowed the house to sprawl in different directions, making enough room for all the spaces on the client’s wish list. The home was designed to wrap around the pool to emphasize the importance of the view and outdoor space. The combination of the home’s size and terrain challenges required special engineering systems to hold up the massive suspended garage and sports court. After several months of designing, breaking rock and constructing, all the challenges were worth it—they managed to incorporate all the items on the clients’ wish list.
Engineer: HD Engineering Landscaper: Next To Nature Landscape Pool Designer: Complete Pools Cabinets: Cabinets by King Countertops: Graniteworks Electronics: Simplicity Flooring: Acme Floor Company Plumbing Fixtures: Prairie Center Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting Roofing: All American Roofing Windows: Builders FirstSource
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