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    Must-See Design! Wild Choices in Wisconsin Bring the Outdoors Inside

    With a distinctive decor sensibility and stone walls throughout, a 5,254-square-foot home on a 17.5-acre spread in New Berlin, WI, demands your attention. On the market for $1 million and extremely customized, it’s like no home you’ve ever seen.

    The residence is chock-full of eclectic and global decor. Take the enormous Buddha statue in the corner of the dining room, where hand-carved butterflies adorn the chair backs.

    In another room, a small red-brick, adobe-type structure resembles a makeshift sauna. Several of the home’s interior walls are crafted from stones stacked horizontally.

    The stacks of stones dominate the living room, which has the look of a plant-filled conservatory. You’ll be wowed by towering tropical plants, two rows of windows, the pond (yes, a pond), cut into the floor, and the tall indoor waterfall crafted from stone.

    Walls of double-stacked windows invite natural sunlight in. Even during a harsh Wisconsin winter, the space feels as if you’ve landed in a warmer climate.

    Vessel sinks in at least two bathrooms appear to be cut from stone. The home’s doorways are either rough-hewn, or in an unusual arched shape, with rounded borders.

    One bedroom has wide custom wood doors, with hand-painted flowers and lily pads. The lily-pad theme shows up often, including on the bathroom flooring.

    Exterior of home in New Berlin, WI

    Living room

    Dining area


    Indoor pond

    Indoor spa

    One of the bathrooms

    Another bathroom


    Private beach and spring-fed pond


    Brick structure indoors

    Outside, the property features a 3.5-acre, spring-fed pond, and tons of room to spread out. A pedestrian bridge over a stream, an outdoor fire pit and an expansive stone patio make this spot just west of Milwaukee seem worlds away from a metro area.

    The current owner has also artfully carved out spots for a home office and a music room.

    As for those Wisconsin winters, it’s a given that the outdoor pond will freeze over. But a massive indoor soaking tub—carved into a room with stone walls, ceilings, and floor—could be just the spot to warm up.

    The home is represented by Brian Altman of Realty Executives Elite.

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