16 roomJUNE 2012 "Kimberlee has a BFA in art and her expertise is metal smithing," Celine said, adding that they hand-selected the door panels based on the patterns created by the unusual technique."We crawled up on ladders and she moved the (panels) around to come up with this design," Celine said. "I love that our garage door also functions as a piece of art."Similarly, Kimberlee suggested a unique floor treatment by varying the width of the birch boards for added visual interest. "I love how it turned out," Celine said, noting that the blonde wood contrasts beautifully with the dark walnut finish of the doors and trim. Andy and Celine wanted their lake house to have one large living area open to the kitchen to accentuate the expansive views of the lake and surrounding trees."We wanted to bring the outdoors inside, and we wanted to feel like the house fits in the landscape," Celine said. "I wanted the illusion of stone pillars and Andy wanted floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the lake." ?Floor-to-ceiling windows divided by stacked stone pillars allow unobstructed views of the lake, reminding the Hartwigs that it's another beautiful day in paradise.
roomJUNE 2012 17TOP RIGHT: Artistry finds its way into such details as this faucet/sink combination and the leaf print border of the mirror above. HERE: There's always plenty of room on the deck to takein the glorious scenery.