Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes
May 14-15, 2016 | Locations Throughout Southeastern Wisconsin
Project Location: 1900 Highland Drive, Elm Grove
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
The home was originally a 1850s barn and was converted to a home in 1938. With so much history, the homeowners wanted to retain and enhance its original character while accommodating their modern lifestyle.
Mimicking the look of a carriage house, the new attached garage is a nod to the home’s barn past. Board and batten siding, shakes, and fieldstone complement the existing exterior, and the custom front door is a focal point.
The remodeled kitchen is conducive to the family’s needs and complements the home’s history. Painted custom cabinetry, double islands, marble tops, subway tile, beams, barn doors, a distressed cherry top, and open shelving – the space is a balanced mix of rustic and refined.
The hearth room’s vaulted ceiling draws visitors’ attention up and features exposed wood, adding warmth to the room. The gas fireplace serves as a focal point for both the hearth room and kitchen. It is a cozy spot to enjoy the home’s views, with large windows, transoms, and a patio door leading to the deck.