Welcome to our gallery featuring the lavish, modern rustic Northern Wisconsin “Cabin”, designed by John Kraemer & Sons.
A sprawling lakeside property in Wisconsin holds this immense, traditionally beautiful house. An extensive amount of natural materials were used on both the interior and exterior of the home, including natural stone and reclaimed wood, sourced from Montana.
There is no sheet-rock in the entire house. The interior is decked out from end to end with natural hardwood paneling and exposed beams, imbuing the surroundings with a lush, inviting tone.
Throughout the interior, we see a nearly unending parade of varying natural wood tones, from lacquered smooth walls to rough exposed beams. This brings a naturally cohesive sense to the entire space, punctuated by momentary flashes of color and unique materials.
The kitchen sports white cabinetry and fogged glass, the bathrooms hold dark marble vanities and all-glass shower enclosures, and the modern appliances in stainless steel let the modern construction peek through the traditional style.
We hope you truly enjoy the ideas this home was built upon and share our inspiration.
Builder: John Kraemer & Sons
Architect: TEA2 Architects
Interior Design: Marcia Morine
Photography: Landmark Photography
The gently sloped lawn surrounds the stone wrapped home, lowering to reveal a raised patio with wrought iron fencing at right, with multiple entrances and an array of windows scattered throughout the facade.
The front porch is fully shaded by a roof overlooked by arched upper floor windows. Four double pillars of natural wood beams wrap the large entryway.
The stone and natural wood construction offers an elemental, solid feel, fitting perfectly within its surroundings. A natural stone path leads from the entrance around the side of the home.
The side patio stands an array of natural wood frame furniture around a standalone fire pit, with views of the surrounding woods and lake.
Seen at dusk, the home glows with warm light from within, with second floor windows shaded by angled roof sections, for a subtle look that integrates with the surroundings.
The grand living room sits beneath a high vaulted ceiling with arched, exposed wood beams. The natural upper wood meets lightly stained wood framing the immense wall-size windows, while a two-tiered iron chandelier hangs at center.
From the opposite view, we see the massive stone fireplace wall at left, with the surrounding furniture arrayed on a white area rug over the hardwood flooring. Full bar space appears at right.
Large stone wrapped fireplace features a retractible screen cover and large natural wood beam mangle, with hidden storage for firewood in back.
This full bar space features metallic countertop over rich dark wood cabinetry, with a full height wine cooler built in at left. Leather cushioned bar stools stand next to glass patio door.
Brightly lit dining room wrapped in floor to ceiling windows holds a commanding view of the outdoors. Looking over the marble topped island, we see a lengthy natural wood dining table with fabric wrapped wood chairs, beneath a cage style chandelier.
The dining room seen with candle illumination, revealing expansive views toward the independent patio space near the lake through massive natural wood framed windows.
This enclosed, patio-like room stands a floor to ceiling window wrapped space beneath a natural wood exposed beam ceiling, with six bell chandeliers illuminating a dining set and sofas in resin wicker. Stone tile flooring reflects the exterior stone.
The resin wicker furniture features neutral grey cushions, arrayed around a light natural wood table on grey area rug. The kitchen is accessible via fully openable wall in background.
With twin standard size wood-frame, glass panel doors allowing entry to and from the kitchen and dining spaces, the main folding-door passage can be left closed to conserve warm or cool air.
The kitchen centers around two lengthy islands: a serving one, with bar style seating in foreground, and one containing the range and oven, with overhead glass door cabinetry, in background.
With the kitchen fully lit via recessed lighting in the hardwood ceiling, we see an array of white cabinetry built into the far wall and at left, contrasting with the natural wood surroundings, yet matching the marble countertops.
The kitchen features rich wood cabinetry beneath white marble countertops, including the immense island at left with full sink and dining spaces. Through folding doors the space opens up to the enclosed patio room in background.
The view upon entering the home reveals a wall cove built beneath a natural wood lintel, housing an ornate carved wood cabinet
Entry space is flush with more natural wood panels, exposed beams, and stone work reprising the exterior look. Hardwood flooring runs throughout.
Here we have the main hall running toward the living room, with rich lacquered wood walls interspersed with vertical exposed beams that contrast with the stone tile flooring.
Lower level family room features a variety of color, including beige L-shaped sectional and a quartet of plush violet chairs around a circular wood dining table. Double patio doors lead to stairs opening toward the expansive back yard.
This space contrasts with the upper level, featuring stone tile flooring and glossy wood wall textures, with exposed beams running end to end on a light toned hardwood ceiling. Full natural wood pool table stands below a metal pipe style light.
The home sports a full all-wood sauna room, with light toned paneling matching the rest of the lower level space.
Just outside of the sauna, we see a full exercise room, replete with a spectrum of free weights and machinery.
The central grand staircase rolls white carpeting down natural wood steps, wrapping around a central void. White and metal chandelier hangs above at center.
The bathroom throws splashes of white cabinetry and rich dark marble countertop amidst the sea of natural wood, with light stone floor tiling throughout. Dual vanity at left has open bottom construction for a breezy look.
The bathroom holds an immense glass enclosed shower, with white tiling walls and mosaic floor surface. Dual rainfall shower heads add function for two in the large space.
Beside the shower, we see this marble topped, wood frame soaking tub below a trio of windows.
This bedroom, with white bedding on light beige area rug covering the hardwood flooring, features expansive views through wraparound windows. Exposed beam ceiling appears again here.
The bed sits in an arched frame space of the wall, flanked by dual dressers, with a window seat space at right featuring white cabinetry below.
Secondary bathroom houses this unique stool-shaped vanity, with dark stone countertop and sink over dark wood construction.
Seen at night, the sprawling home glows over the landscape through a facade nearly covered with windows, floor to ceiling.
Here we have the discrete stone patio with dual free standing fire pits.
The home fits perfectly with its natural surroundings; seen here in the fog, we see the soft glow of hanging lights inside.
An extended dock allows for ample patio seating right on the lake itself, secluded from the main home by a large berm and trees.
An arial view grants us the opportunity to appreciate the water wrapped parcel of land this home commands.
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