The entryway and the façade were obviously left mostly untouched while the interior seems to play with light textures and design styles. There is indeed a very strong undercurrent of in the transformation that dates back to the early fifteenth century.
Reclaimed wood accents are coupled with pristine white walls and metallic pendants to bring together a wide array of textures. A living room that is both comfy and serene offers unabated views of Lake Wisconsin while the stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the room.
One of the key elements defining the design is the presence of spaces that encourage family activity and constant interaction with nature. A separate television room with movable timber screens in the living area ensures that the kids’ focus is largely kept away from television.
The original structure of the windmill dates back to the fourteenth century and it was located in a complex of buildings that carry equal historic significance. This made it imperative for the architect to reinvent the interiors of the windmill while keeping many of the original elements of the older construction intact.
The top level features the private quarters along with a home workplace while a gorgeous bookshelf is used to further add some color to the interior. Large pendants bright lamp shades and creative wall art combine to drive away any sense of blandness that might emanate from the extensive use of neutral hues.
Instead this elegant home is all about reconnecting with nature. Surrounded by ample greenery and offering unabated views of the ocean in the distance the minimalist residence is spread across five levels that tap into the panoramic landscape outside.
The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.