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Custom New Build more than 10,000 square feet

The 2020 Artisan Home

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.


Castrop Design Group


Starr Homes

Interior Designer

Dwell Interiors

Photos by

Matthew Anderson


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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