Interiors · July 10, 2021 0

Rock Walls On This Modern Home Help Maintain Its Connection To The Natural Setting

Vetter Architects has designed a modern guest house on the shores of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, that showcases rough-cut fieldstone and large windows overlooking the lake.

Surrounded by a forest of oaks and white pines, the home is perched on a bluff overlooking a pristine lake the family has been visiting for generations.

Let’s take a look around…

The Exterior

Glass, wood, and stone are seamlessly woven together from inside to out, as they reference the primary building materials found in Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods. Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across the exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.

The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.

Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across this modern homes exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.
Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across this modern homes exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.
The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.
The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.

The Entryway

A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom-designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.

A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.
A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.

The Living Room

The living room, furnished with an L-shaped gray couch, has a wall of windows and glass doors, with the doors providing access to the patio and outdoor kitchen. There’s also a view of the loft which opens up to a balcony.

This living room, furnished with an L-shaped gray couch, has a wall of windows and glass doors, with the doors providing access to the patio and outdoor kitchen. There's also a view of the loft which opens up to a balcony.

The Dining Area

A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and fieldstone.

A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and field stone.
A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and field stone.

The Kitchen

The design of the kitchen includes rift-sawn white oak cabinetry, a custom black metal hood, stone backsplash, and an island that’s long enough to seat five.

The design of the kitchen includes rift-sawn white oak cabinetry, a custom black metal hood, stone backsplash, and an island that's long enough to seat five.

The Stairs

Metal railings with white oak treads match the wood used in the kitchen and lead to the loft and the lower level of the home.

Metal railings with white oak treads match the wood used in the kitchen, and lead to the loft and the lower level of the home.

The Hallway

Views of the trees can be seen through the black-framed windows that line the hallway to the bedrooms.

Views of the trees can bee seen through the black-framed windows that line the hallway to the bedrooms.

Bedrooms

In one of the bedrooms, a floor-to-ceiling wood accent wall adorned with woven baskets provides a backdrop for an upholstered gray bed.

This modern bedroom has a floor-to-ceiling wood accent wall adorned with woven baskets, provides a backdrop for an upholstered gray bed.

Game Areas

The lower level of the home has a bowling alley, bar, arcade, and sauna for family and guests to enjoy, while outside there’s a bocce court.

A modern home with a bowling alley.
A modern house with a bocce court.
A modern home with stone walls and a bocce court.

The Boat House

The home also includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.

This modern home includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.
This modern home includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.
Architect: Vetter Architects | Principal Architect: John Vetter | Project Architect: Erik Walsh | Interior Design: Amy Carman | Construction: Ruvin Brothers | Custom Cabinetry, Millwork: ADK Design