A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin

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June 24, 2014
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin. Read Full Article
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  Julie Brogan’s three grandchildren—frequent visitors to her lakeside house in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin—can often be found playing on the crushed slate in the courtyard or romping in a corridor that has come to be known as the “galloping hall.”  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    Julie Brogan’s three grandchildren—frequent visitors to her lakeside house in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin—can often be found playing on the crushed slate in the courtyard or romping in a corridor that has come to be known as the “galloping hall.”

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  “The hallway and courtyard are synonymous with each other visually, which has this very joyful quality about it,” says architect David Salmela.  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    “The hallway and courtyard are synonymous with each other visually, which has this very joyful quality about it,” says architect David Salmela.

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  Brogan’s home overlooking Lake Michigan is clad in tongue-and-groove new-growth cypress. Vertical basswood slats follow the stairs to the second floor and into the master bedroom, extending outside to serve as the railing for a small balcony.  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    Brogan’s home overlooking Lake Michigan is clad in tongue-and-groove new-growth cypress. Vertical basswood slats follow the stairs to the second floor and into the master bedroom, extending outside to serve as the railing for a small balcony.

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  One end of the gathering hall is furnished with a pair of lounge chairs and an iron side table, all from CB2 and since discontinued. Brogan designed the rug and had it made at the Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery in Istanbul. Brogan says she chose the Maralunga sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina “for the color and the scale in a small area near the tiny fireplace.”  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    One end of the gathering hall is furnished with a pair of lounge chairs and an iron side table, all from CB2 and since discontinued. Brogan designed the rug and had it made at the Mehmet Çetinkaya Gallery in Istanbul. Brogan says she chose the Maralunga sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina “for the color and the scale in a small area near the tiny fireplace.”

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  “I believe that the interior of a home is a personal choice of color and furnishings, and an expression of the people that live there,” says resident Julie Brogan.  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    “I believe that the interior of a home is a personal choice of color and furnishings, and an expression of the people that live there,” says resident Julie Brogan.

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  Brogan, a mixed-media artist, asked Salmela to design a separate studio, which the architect paired with a family room.  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    Brogan, a mixed-media artist, asked Salmela to design a separate studio, which the architect paired with a family room.

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  A glass-framed corridor crosses a central courtyard to connect these spaces with the main house.  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    A glass-framed corridor crosses a central courtyard to connect these spaces with the main house.

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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  Brogan Residence Floor Plan:
A Art Studio
B Half Bathroom
C TV and Quiet Room
D Corridor
E Gathering Hall
F Guest Bedroom
G Guest Bathroom
H Laundry Room
I Kitchen
J Living-Dining Area
K Master Bedroom
L Master Bathroom  Photo by: Narayan Mahon
    Brogan Residence Floor Plan: A Art Studio B Half Bathroom C TV and Quiet Room D Corridor E Gathering Hall F Guest Bedroom G Guest Bathroom H Laundry Room I Kitchen J Living-Dining Area K Master Bedroom L Master Bathroom

    Photo by: Narayan Mahon

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