Williams Bay Residence
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
This elegant home overlooking Lake Geneva in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, is designed for a Chicago couple planning to retire here. Its design is founded in the simplicity of early American farmhouses with stone foundations, board and batten wood siding, and a standing seam metal roof. Large areas of glass offer panoramic views of the lake to the entire open main floor of the house, which merges the kitchen, dining, and living areas into one open yet defined space.
The upper floor houses bedrooms, accessed by stairs and an elevator, and are characterized by the sloping roof and dormer geometries. The main circulation areas of the house, the fireplace, chimney, and garage wall, are all joined and linked by a stone wall acting as the unifying natural link between the home and site.