Property Crush

This Fabulous Home Is Vintage Coloring Book Chic

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Mid-century design-lovers will crush hard on this Bauhaus-influenced home in Bayside, Wisconsin. Set upon an acre of sloping land, it affords the peacefulness of a country retreat with a dose of seriously sophisticated style.


Things we love about this property crush:

It’s clear that the owners of this property were not afraid to stand out. The deep turquoise exterior, punctuated by a cheery yellow door makes a bold impression—and that’s the whole point. Inside, sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-concept living and dining area bring the outdoor views comfortably inside.

The space is made for living—and especially for entertaining. Here, it’s not hard to imagine dinner parties and holiday soirees where tony guests kick off their shoes (onto the heated floors!) and clink highball glasses in the retro-chic space.

The original owners requested that Milwaukee architect Donald Grieb base the design of the home on “The Upside Down House” in New Canaan, Connecticut, by modernist architect John Johansen. To that concept, each of the three bedrooms are located on the lower level to symbolize a hibernation state. The living space is built upstairs and surrounded by a glass box of views to feel as if you’re being greeted in the mornings by nature when you emerge from the bedrooms.

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