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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2005 Special Award Room Addition Over $100,000

2005 Best Whole House
 Remodel Over $500K

2003 Midwest
Remodeler of the Year

2002 Best Bath Remodel
Under $50,000

2002 Best Room Addition
Over $100,000

2002 Best Whole House
Remodel $200K-$500K

2000 Best Whole House
Remodel $200K-$500K

Architectural Building Arts, Inc.
Remodelers of Madison, WI

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Industry Associations: NARI
Professional Designa
tion: CLC

Steve Larson, Melinda Monroe
720 Hill St Ste 100
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-233-2106
Fax: 608-233-2146

2005 Best Whole House Remodel Over $500K

The two purposes for this remodel were to create a more elegant space for enjoyment and entertaining, and to create additional vistas of the lake and skyline. The original design was a classic 1965 A-Frame with an attached flat roof structure. The interior treatments were dark and rusticated, including rough sawn timber beams and knotty pine paneling. Dominating the floor plan was a massive 22 foot white marble chimney that towered over the living room and obstructed views.

The existing fireplace was removed and replaced with a new one that is now a focal point, but does not obstruct the view. A second floor was added over the flat roofed areas, which created generous space for an elegant Master Suite that benefits from both northern lake views and southern light. By extending a gable from the A-Frame and carrying steeply pitched gables across the single story structure, the 60s design is transformed into one more reminiscent of a Tudor cottage. As a result, they now proudly welcome guests to their home and share with them the uplifting natural light and stunning views that the new design offers.