Jaw-dropping mid century modern home with indoor pool, sauna and steam room! Personal residence of award-winning architect Erich Gnant. The wood, stone and glass exterior shouts MCM. Dramatic 2 story jewel box window on the southern exposure. A cathedral-like ceiling of natural plank and beam soars over the living and dining rooms, and a vintage wet bar connects the kitchen and living room, perfectly situated for entertaining (this was built in the 1960s after all!). A custom built-in cabinet is a focal point in the dining room. Natural materials play a big role - over 3 tons of slate were used for floors and lannon stone columns are a dramatic focal point in the kitchen. A music room/den with built-in shelves & seating and complete with a vintage map is a favorite place to lounge. The slate-tiled garden room with working fountain connects to the kitchen and dining rooms and overlooks the pool and backyard. In-floor radiant heat warms the entry, kitchen, dining room and pool. There are 7 heating zones throughout the home to maintain comfortable temperatures. And yes, there's also central air. Indirect lighting projects a tranquil ambiance and highlights the architectural details.
The bedroom wing contains the owner's suite with large custom walk-in closet and attached bath with a heated shower floor. 2 additional bedrooms and another modern full bath round out the floor. An enclosed balcony provides the bedrooms with a private sitting area as well as easy access to the garden room and pool.
The indoor pool and whirlpool create a tropical paradise that can be enjoyed year-round. A freestanding stove provides additional heat and the wet bar makes entertaining easy. A few steps down, a hallway leads to the Finnish sauna, steam room and changing room along with shower and half bath.
Guest quarters with a full bath adjoin the expansive light-filled family room and kitchenette on the lower walkout level.Several access points lead to the main living areas and pool. The design, quality and craftsmanship would be almost impossible to replicate today.
Listed on the state historic register as an excellent example of this architectural style. See the 1962 Milwaukee Journal article in Documents (below), along with historic original floor plans and architectural drawings.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own this magnificent MCM home!