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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 VOLUME 70 ISSUE 11 5, 21 Gallery Browse offerings from a few of our area’s finest shops and businesses.

8 Putting People First At Aurora Health Care, research, patient care and fundraising are all driven by a passion to “put people first.” Patients seeking cutting-edge innovations in treatment options for specialty areas such as neuroscience, cancer and cardiovascular care turn to Aurora, a national leader in the quest to further improve the quality of health care. Anne Kaiser

18 Shorewest Realtors Not Your Father’s Real Estate Company When starting out of his Wauwatosa home in 1946, John A. Horning dreamt of a successful future. His investments in innovation, people and his company built a strong foundation for future achievements. But even with his foresight and ambition...could he have guessed the heights reached by his company today?

22 “Minnewoc” On the south shore of Oconomowoc Lake, at the end of a long, tree-lined semi-private road rests one of Southeast Wisconsin’s most exclusive and unique lake estates–“Minnewoc”. Jeff Gramins. Photography by Matt Edgar of Edgar Visuals

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AURORA

HEALTH CARE

PUTTING

PEOPLE FIRST

by Anne Kaiser

AT AURORA HEALTH CARE, research, patient care and fundraising are all driven by a passion to “put people first.” Patients seeking cutting-edge innovations in treatment options for specialty areas such as neuroscience, cancer and cardiovascular care turn to Aurora, a national leader in the by Anne Kaiser

quest to further improve the quality of health care. Aurora Health Care delivers top-notch health care services at over 90 locations in eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The system includes 15 hospitals and more than 70 pharmacies and 150 clinics, and serves over 1.2 million patients each year. A staff of 1,800 physicians and 33,000 caregivers provide care to diverse populations in millions of encounters annually, including some through its telehealth system. Aurora Health Care’s research system includes world-renowned researchers in the specialty areas of cancer, cardiovascular care, and neuroscience. All research is pursued with the aim of “improving the lives of the people Aurora serves” and “delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow.” All research is aligned to topics with the greatest potential benefits to patients. Innovations guide much cutting-edge research at Aurora, such as the 1968 pioneering of a lifesaving procedure for heart attack victims known as coronary artery bypass grafting, or CABG, by Aurora physicians. Today, research frontiers include studies in areas such as arrhythmia care or the benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors, facilitated by a triathlon training program. Aurora physicians and scientists are working to expand research into new areas of study, working innovatively on asthma care and women’s health. Clinical trials bring nationally noted research innovations to local populations. Aurora Health Care currently oversees more than 500 clinical trials, all of which focus on patient-centered research. Cristy GarciaThomas, President of Aurora Health Care Foundation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, notes that “…because of the breadth and reach of our clinics and hospitals, we are one of 34 health care systems in the country to achieve special National Cancer Institute designation (NCORP) to connect patients to national clinical trials for cancer care, close to home.”

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Aurora physicians and researchers continually strive to improve existing treatments, forge pathways into new research territories, and collaborate to use shared expertise “to approach complex medical problems in new and exciting ways.” One such success story involves the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. This procedure provides patients a “less invasive alternative

One example of this is the ORI. According to

clinicians are encouraged to collaborate,

to open heart surgery,” according to Garcia-

Garcia-Thomas, this tablet software, developed

find new ways to work together…{they} are

Thomas. “Patients who can’t have open heart

by an Aurora physician, allows patients’

supported by new innovations that help people

surgery have a 50 percent or less chance of

families to receive “real-time updates on a

live well…Even our integrated health system

survival without it. Aurora was the first in the

registered tablet while their loved one is in Day

was originally launched as a novel health

state to engage in the TAVR research trial. If

Surgery.” The physician who helped to design

model, when other systems didn’t provide

you talk to patients who benefited from it, their

the ORI software was inspired by his personal

the same local connectivity to health experts,”

whole lives have changed. We celebrated our

experience when a loved one was hospitalized;

Garcia-Thomas noted.

1,000 TAVR last year,” Garcia-Thomas said.

he used his expertise to help other families in

Aurora scientists and clinicians publish

similar situations. “Our culture of innovation

an active, impressive collection of high-impact

is part of Aurora’s DNA; our physicians and

research manuscripts, and their discoveries are

th

Aurora’s innovations touch the lives of patients, their families and care networks. SEPTEMBER 2017

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PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

they serve brings enthusiastic support to

is its single system-wide celebration, the

this respected health care system. Each year,

Aurora Gala, held each autumn. This year,

read worldwide. “We are known for translating

throughout eastern Wisconsin, Aurora holds

the Gala occurs Saturday September 23 at the

that research into patient care on a time frame

over 30 fundraising events and campaigns.

BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown

that is faster than what you might see at a

Funds raised go in their entirety to the

Milwaukee. While fundraising events held at

university or academic medical center,” Garcia-

support of Aurora’s programs and services.

local sites typically each attract 250-300 guests,

Thomas said. “This makes Aurora Health Care

In addition to local, hospital-based events,

the 2017 Aurora Gala is expected to host

the leading destination for patients looking

Aurora fundraisers include Lombardi Walks to

1,000 guests. According to Patrick Rath, Senior

for hope, whether that’s treatment options

Tackle Cancer, Hope Shining Blue, the Aurora

Vice President of Foundation Development at

for cancer care, an innovative neuroscience

Golf Classic, and Walk to Remember, which

Aurora Health Care, “This is Aurora’s largest

procedure, or expert health care.”

supports hospice care.

and most prestigious event of the year, uniting

Aurora Health Care’s focus on the people

Central to Aurora’s fundraising efforts

1,000 health care, corporate and philanthropic leaders for an incredible celebration.”

N O B O D Y D O E S G L A M O U R L I K E B R U C E.

In keeping with Aurora’s strong commitment to provide leading patient care in conjunction with world-class research and innovations, the 2017 Gala theme will be Transforming Innovative Research into Extraordinary Care. Expert event planner David Caruso of Dynamic Events will work with Aurora to transform the Bradley Center “from an arena, to an exquisite event venue,” Rath said. The 2017 Aurora Gala promises to be an informative and delightful evening for guests. During a reception, guests can enjoy interactive exhibits or “Innovation Stations” highlighting the dynamic interplay between Aurora’s innovative, patient-centered research initiatives and collaborating partners, physicians and scientists. “Gala guests will see and experience firsthand the interactive display to discover new research and learn about the latest and most advanced technologies, tools and procedures available at Aurora Health Care,” Rath said. Guests at the Aurora Gala will be treated to a gourmet dinner presented by APN Health. While they dine, attendees will enjoy “an inspiring program featuring stories of transformational research and the impact these pioneering advancements have had on patients across the Aurora system,” Rath said. A surprise (not-yet-announced) performance by a nationally-known music group provides

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a highlight at the evening’s conclusion. Mortenson Construction presents this portion of the evening; last year, the Aurora Gala featured the band Chicago. This year’s Aurora Gala will be co-chaired by Marianne and Sheldon Lubar

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PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

experience: “They felt the direct impact when

Research Award for Residents and Fellows.

Vivian faced a rare cardiac condition, and the

Plus, an annual lecture series receiving their

and Vivian and Tim Sullivan. Both couples

care of Tanvir Bajwa, MD, and his team at

support has now been renamed in their honor.”

share a commitment to and interest in

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center helped save

Aurora Health Care and its positive impact

her life. The Sullivans felt so strongly about the

similar personal connection and Aurora-

on the community. Vivian and Tim Sullivan’s

care they received at Aurora, they made a $1

facilitated health success story. When Mr.

passion for Aurora and its effective research

million commitment to further advance cardiac

Lubar required open heart surgery almost a

and ongoing innovations extends beyond

research and support the cardiac fellowship

decade ago, he did careful research and opted

their desire to support its work and their

program. Thanks to the Sullivans’ generosity,

to have his procedure done close to home, at

community. On a very personal level, they

additional staff has been secured to further

Milwaukee’s own Aurora St. Luke’s. “Building

have benefited from Aurora’s skilled care.

Aurora’s cardiovascular fellowship program; the

on his appreciation for Aurora services,

Mr. Rath describes the Sullivans’

program has launched a new Sullivan Cardiac

Sheldon serves on the Aurora St. Luke’s

Marianne and Sheldon Lubar share a

Steering Council to further our efforts to be the region’s leading destination for complex care and medical innovation,” Rath explained. The Lubars share an additional tie to

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this year’s Aurora Gala: the Gala will honor their longtime friend, Mr. Stanley Kritzik, for his lifetime of leadership, vision, and ongoing dedication to Aurora Health Care. Mr. Kritzik’s strong, forward-thinking vision has been integral to guiding and shaping Aurora through critical junctures in its development as a health care system. He is a past chairman of the Aurora Health Care board of directors and the Aurora Sinai Medical Center board of directors. In all his work, Mr. Kritzik has shown exemplary commitment to and passion for innovation in health care. According to Cristy Garcia-Thomas, “Without his guidance, Aurora would not be the integrated health system it is today.” Mr. Kritzik strongly believes in and supports innovation in health care, an area in which Aurora Health Care excels. With this in mind, Mr. Kritzik started the Stanley Kritzik Innovation Fund. This new fund, according to Mr. Rath, “…supports innovation with an

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technology “to aid researchers and clinicians

eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.” In addition, it will help support the use of new working in partnership to prevent and ultimately cure diseases impacting the aging, including but not limited to heart disease, cancer and dementia. These breakthroughs lead to new and improved choices and outcomes that improve patient care and change lives, enabling more people to live well longer,” Rath said.

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PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST Mr. Kritzik summarizes his experience: “I did encourage Aurora leadership to start strategic planning, to see where health care is going to be in five or more years. Well, they took the ball and ran with it.” Mr. Kritzik’s passion for positively impacting the lives of others through health care innovations shines through his work with Aurora Health Care. “I’m all for change, and the thing I’m most proud of is planting that seed,” Mr. Kritzik concluded. Community support—the involvement of dedicated individuals with a similar passion for driving positive change in health care and in the community—allows Aurora to further many of its health care advances. Through a community needs- assessment process, Aurora determines the best fit and greatest impact for each donor’s

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time, energy, and resources. Donors are integral to the forward momentum of many positive programs, including those that work to provide better access to care for all individuals in the community; oncology services; Aurora’s in-home care program (Aurora at Home); programs that target behavioral health and addiction care; and those that support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Aurora Health Care’s passion for people— for their care and support through the furthering of world-class research and ongoing health care innovations—is exemplified system-wide. Aurora is grateful to its donors, many of whom return year after year to offer support. Patrick Rath, Senior Vice President of Foundation Development at Aurora Health Care, explains: “Several are driven to transform health care for our community and create dedicated funds to address a particular disease or treatment innovation. Some are patients or loved ones of patients who come to our charitable events, honor their caregivers, or support the area of service that provided

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SHOREWEST REALTORS Not Your Father’s Real Estate Company WHEN STARTING OUT of his Wauwatosa home in 1946, John

John A. Horning–one man

A. Horning dreamt of a successful future. His investments in

with a vision so clear. A vision of

innovation, people and his company built a strong foundation for

a real estate company based on

future achievements. But even with his foresight and ambition…

three simple ideals: better service,

could he have guessed the heights reached by his company today?

innovative marketing, personal

Consider that the average life span of a Fortune 500

recognition. So simple, his vision

company is 40 years. Or that the odds of a family-owned company

remains the cornerstone of our

making it to its third generation are next to none. It is in that

company today.

perspective that we see Shorewest is more than a family legacy. It

The company was successful

is a testament to its people, the loyalty of its customers, and the

from the start. During its first

dedication to doing the job right and doing it with integrity. From

year in business, company sales

the innovations of John A. Horning, to the expansion and growth

reached $500,000, serving

led by John E. and Donald Horning, to the technological advances

40 families. Horning sought

made today by Joseph and John P. Horning…each generation of

to provide his clients with

leadership has left its own indelible mark on the past, present

exemplary customer service that

and future success of Shorewest Realtors .

extended beyond a transaction.

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He looked to instill a familial relationship with each customer, imparting Midwestern values of hard-work and dedication. As company sales topped $8 million in 1950, a third sales office opened its doors. After only six years in the business, Wauwatosa Realty became Wisconsin’s Largest Home Seller™, a position we’ve held ever since. By 1955, John’s vision of “the way real estate should be done” laid the groundwork for undisputed success, but it was also his adaptability and foresight that would lead us to our longevity today. The second generation of Wauwatosa Realty leadership began in 1970, when John A. Horning appointed his son, John E. and nephew, Don, to lead the company. Together, the cousins Above left: Don F. and John E. Horning are the second generation to lead the company. Together, the cousins innovated and expanded services, guiding Wauwatosa Realty into unchartered territories of industry and success. Left: Mark Reel, CL; Wendy Norem, MKT; Ted Dentice, Michele Monroe, ACCT; Joe Horning, John Inzeo, WMC; Tonya Krebs, RELO; John Horning and Casey Clickner. Shorewest is proud to be named a 2017 Top Workplace for the sixth consecutive year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 18

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innovated and expanded services, guiding

the internet and the first to create a bilingual

charities that need financial help. Shorewest

Wauwatosa Realty into uncharted territories of

hotline. With up-to-date services such as our

is also one of the major sponsors of the

industry and success.

top rated website and apps, Shorewest leads in

Breast Cancer Showhouse. We also support

using technology to exceed customer service

United Way, United Performing Arts Fund,

and provide a better consumer experience.

the Salvation Army and the Red Cross during

By 1997, we had clearly grown beyond our Wauwatosa roots. The time was right for us to adopt a new name–Shorewest Realtors®. Our

Despite exponential growth, the fact

disasters. We conduct blood drives, food

new name would become a sign that we would

remains: we're a family-owned business, and

drives and support many other causes that

continue to serve the housing needs of sellers

we act as such. Joe and John P., uphold the

make a difference in our local community.

and buyers throughout Wisconsin…from the

same values their grandfather championed

At Shorewest Realtors®, customer

shores of Lake Michigan to all points west.

from the outset.

satisfaction has been a pillar of our business since the beginning. We as a family value

Joe and John P. Horning, the President and

In addition to helping families buy or

Executive Vice President respectively, represent

sell their homes, Shorewest is proud to be

teamwork, commitment and integrity above

the third generation of leadership at Shorewest,

a member of the communities they serve,

all. As a company, we are dedicated to making

having taken the reins in 2002. They joined

and contributing to their surrounding areas

sure our employees and sales associates

Shorewest after college and have since proven

is always a priority. Shorewest’s own charity

commit to these values. We believe that these

themselves as accomplished business leaders.

Christmas is for Kids (C4K) started helping

traits equate to exceptional customer service

families in need of Christmas spirit over 30

that our clients deserve and expect.

Their continual innovation led to

Shorewest is home to the most professional

Shorewest being the first Milwaukee-area real

years ago, and is now a year-round cause that

estate company to create a website, among the

they support. Shorewest’s Casual Days for a

and experienced team. Our Quarter Century

first nationwide to place all of our listings on

Cause provides added support to families and

Club recognizes 114 people who have been

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“MINNEWOC”

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ON THE SOUTH shore of Oconomowoc

Lapham, daughter of Increase Lapham, founder

Lake, at the end of a long, tree-lined

of Waukesha’s Carroll College. Bullen, possibly a

semi-private road rests one of Southeast

descendant of the Boleyn family, commissioned

Wisconsin’s most exclusive and unique lake

Louis J. Flotow to build his castle two years later.

estates – “Minnewoc”. With over seven acres,

He kept the large, stone-walled garden, gardener’s

which includes a quarter-acre private island

residence, coal-powered electric plant and water

and 800+ feet of some of the finest sandy-

tower which were used to heat the estates several

bottomed frontage Oconomowoc Lake has

greenhouses. “Bullen’s Castle” was completed in

to offer, the location alone is unparalleled.

1892 and his family remained there for many years.

The home, a replica of Anne Boleyn’s Hever

Today, the home retains its regal stature with

Castle, has been updated and remodeled to

its rough-hewn stone stone walls and many

an impressive sixteen thousand plus square

details found only on castles – the breteche and

feet with solar power and smart home

crenelation over the main entry, a bastion with

technology. While many of the features of

battlements and arrow loops as well as three

the home are new, tremendous care was

stunning, copper-clad oriel bay windows on the

taken to maintain the integrity of the original

lake side of the castle which now serve as bay

1892 home.

windows for three of the bedrooms as well as the

In 1888, George Bullen, a Chicago

living room and garage. The home is essentially

Malt Tycoon, fell in love with Oconomowoc

divided into three connected wings. The eastern

Lake and purchased the property from Julie

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M I N N E WOC Upon arriving, one passes the electric plant, gardener’s residence (now a guest residence) and walled area which has housed gardens and soccer fields, and stops at the main entrance of the home with its large, stone courtyard featuring two fountains and surrounded by a low stone wall. There is no doubt that something amazing lies beyond the almost modest, dark wooden double doors inset into the stone exterior. Entering the grand foyer is an experience in itself. Dark woods accented with gold details and gleaming white porcelain floors are second only to the castle’s dramatic main staircase with carved, dark wood balustrades and a seating

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area part of the way up before it splits to the east and middle wings. The dark wood also covers the walls with cabinetry-quality paneling and a beamed ceiling with golden accents. The upper portion of the walls are accented with an intricate border in reds and golds. The gleaming white porcelain floor has black porcelain grout lines accented at each intersection with a solid gold mosaic tile. Of course, this grand entrance offers plenty of closet space for your guests. There is a powder room tucked under the first landing that is just as opulent as the foyer. It is stunningly executed all in black: black mosaic tile floor with solid gold accent tiles as well as black porcelain and a granite vanity top. The golden ceiling brightens this room and the result is nothing short of gorgeous. The east wing, to the right of the foyer, consists of three beautiful rooms which carry through them the same beautiful dark wood floors, which are found throughout the home, while retaining an elegant personality all their own. The neutrally-toned library is accented by richly finished wood around the windows and surrounding the handsome marble fireplace. A set of built-in bookcases finished off the room. Heading towards the lake side of the castle you come to the music room. This room is executed in elegant whites with dentil moldings, stencils and appliques. The windows of the curved wall opposite the brasssurrounded fireplace offer a glimpse of the home’s atrium and an elegant crystal E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S


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personality. It has is comprised of four areas, all

home chef and a wall of ceiling-height cabinets

floored in beautiful Jerusalem Travertine laid

surrounds the double Wolf ranges and ovens.

chandelier brings light to the room. A light

out in a classic Versailles pattern by the hands

A giant refrigerator and freezer rest towards

and airy sitting room finishes off the first floor

of true craftsmen. There is a lounge area as you

the far end of the room, beautifully integrated

of this wing with light neutrals and brings in

enter from the dining room with the elegant

into the décor with burled walnut inlays. Three

the sun and views of the lake through tall,

cabinets and dark granite countertops that carry

elegant crystal chandeliers light the workspace

transomed, glass double doors, while a black

throughout the kitchen, a cozy dinette and

and a row of windows offers more views of

marble fireplace warms the room on chilly

a seating area with views of the lake. But the

Oconomowoc Lake. A giant, floor-to-ceiling

nights and provides a cozy seating area.

main part of the kitchen is absolutely amazing!

pantry is behind the refrigerators and beyond

An enormous granite topped island with

are generous utility rooms, such as a laundry

formal dining room welcomes you to the central

professional sink and seating for five dominates

and mudroom. This last area is floored in a

wing of the home. Mere words are simply

the room and provides ample workspace for the

beautiful, rough-cut limestone.

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elevator which connects the master suite to all three floors of the home.

Normally, the kitchen is regarded as the

The thirteen hundred square foot master

heart of the home, and this one certainly

suite is the ultimate expression of luxury and

qualifies for that role, but in the case of “Bullen’s

occupies the entire upper level of the west

Castle”, it is outshone by the home’s gorgeous

wing addition. This is the type retreat for which

lakeside atrium. The east and center wings

many aspire. The large bedroom area features

extend lakeward from the foyer that joins them

a wide, oriel window overlooking the lake plus

like arms and access is from the foyer, lakeside

a balcony and double glass doors to the west.

sitting area and kitchen. These arms lovingly

The chandelier, hung in the center of the room’s

surrounded a beautiful outdoor courtyard.

beautifully detailed tray ceiling is accented

Today, half of that large courtyard has become

by recessed lighting around the perimeter. Its

the enclosed atrium of the home. The Jerusalem

neutral palette and subtle faux finish add to the

Travertine floor is beautifully accented by the

rooms richness and elegance. The luxurious

rough stone, which formerly comprised the

master bath is accessed via doors flanking the

exterior wall. A giant, pyramid skylight with

bed and is nothing short of amazing. Black

a gorgeous chandelier is second only to the

marble floors are offset by the white marble

absolutely stunning northerly views of the lake.

tops of the double vanity and nearly nine-foot

There is a wet bar with burled walnut inserts at

wide, glass-enclosed double shower. An elegant,

the back of the room and a large bay window

freestanding soaking tub rests at the western

towards the lake with floor-to-ceiling windows

end of the beautiful space. The master closet is

making for a wonderful seating area in which to

as amazing as the rest of the suite is elegant. Not

enjoy the views. The size of the room makes it

a design afterthought, it occupies nearly half

perfect for entertaining guests before and after

of the suite’s square footage and is designed for

dinners. Two glass double doors flanking the

true functionality with rows of clothes closets,

bay window provide access to the rest of the

storage for purses, shoes and accessories and

courtyard and the castle’s upper patio.

granite-topped islands and counters. This is the

Ascending the elegant main staircase brings you first to a cozy seating area on the

perfect place to start and end your day. The wing’s elevator whisks you down past

first landing then splits towards each of the

the four-car garage to the addition’s incredible

first two wings, where a large landing serves

lower-level entertaining room. The large,

as a gathering area for the family and offers

gleaming red granite bar is offset by the signature

views of both the lake and the front yard. This

dark woodwork and a spectacular copper-hued

is the “residence” floor of the castle with all six

marble back bar and floor which carries down

of the home’s bedrooms. Each room is its own

past the red carpet of the home theater and into

suite, with en suite baths and walk-in closets.

the powder room and glass-walled, climate-

The north side bedrooms offer beautiful views

controlled wine cellar lit by gracefully petite

of the lake through their copper-clad oriel

chandeliers. The entertaining continues through

windows while other rooms offer views of the

glass walk-out doors to the lower patio or into

front grounds (the eastern rooms also have lake

the billiard’s room clad in Jerusalem Travertine

views). No bedroom suite is the same, each one

and offering three transomed glass double doors

is its own experience with different finishes and

to the exterior. A second powder room occupies

details, but each one has a beauty all its own.

the bottom of the bastion, offering an interesting,

Crossing through the connecting hallway

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The outside is every bit as beautiful as the

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Genesee

Stunning home on 20 acres ideal for home in the country, small farm or horse lovers paradise. Quality features include 2-story foyer and great room with curved cherry staircase and brazilian cherry floors throughout main living spaces. Massive kitchen with large island, hearth room, Dacor and Sub-Zero appliances. Dining room with custom butlers pantry. Included are 2 pole barns plus charming historic barn. #77174

Stephanie Brunkhorst Cell: 262-893-0350 Direct: 262-754-6646 www.stephaniebrunkhorst.firstweber.com sbrunkhorst@firstweber.com

OVER $27 MILLION IN SALES IN 2016

David Kiernan 414-248-2883 dkiernan@firstweber.com


God’s corner b y G e r t r u d e M . Pu e l i c h e r

WHAT IS HAPPENING to America that we are failing to see the goodness of the Lord? For one thing, we are running the gamut of emotions. At the drop of a hat, dissent, condemnation, criticism crowd the news. Rational thinking is clogged. For another thing, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” and America has lost its vision. There are no more geographical frontiers whose dangers must be overcome. There was once a unifying desire to progress westward. That goal has been accomplished. There are no new worlds to conquer. The first moon flight was an event extraordinaire. The last moon flight, for many, had lost its savor. “Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Is that where our problem lies? Have we taken affairs into our own hands by relying upon our humanhood to solve every problem? Have we forgotten that winning a war never establishes a permanent peace? Might and power may endure temporarily, but unless the Spirit of God is brought to bear upon every situation there can be no lasting harmony. When Job was complaining about all his afflictions and trying to justify himself to God, Elihu told him, “There is a spirit in man and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” Hasn’t the time arrived for Americans to seek within themselves for the spiritual inspiration that alone can give them a right understanding in handling every situation? One wonders at times of what avail Christianity? Over two-thousand years of a supposed religion of love, and we are surrounded on every hand by conflict, resentment, hate, racism. Our country once enjoyed the distinction of leadership among nations. Today we are disjointed, disunited. We are turned upon ourselves. We have lost our moral footing. We have lost sight of the importance of God. We are no longer tuned in to the spiritual. Fortunately for us, God offers us an opportunity to mend our ways if we are interested. In Micah we read, “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains—and people shall flow into it—and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” 30

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It is not too late to live on a lake

PINE LAKE Elegant 4,500-sq.-ft. New England shingle-style home. A unique home with lake views from every main room, including a turret topped by a crow’s nest. Nestled on 6 acres, featuring 230' of prime lake frontage. $2,850,000

OCONOMOWOC LAKE MEGA MANSION Built in 1962 by Elsa Pabst this home has 200' of lake frontage. 14,000-sq.-ft. of living space on 4 levels. A Guest House, boat house, 8-car garage,11 fireplaces and 3 kitchens, $2,750,000

BEAVER LAKE Enjoy 75' of some of the best swimming frontage in Lake Country. Offers walkout doors from almost every room to the lake level lot. Cozy and cheery great room has vaulted ceiling, HWF and a NFP. 7-car garage. $1,499,990

LAC LA BELLE A private road and old fashioned wooden bridge lead to Beggs Isle. This all brick home is approximately 3,600-sq.-ft. with 5-BR and 3.5-BA. 5+ car garage and boathouse. 260' of lake frontage with a boat launch. $1,259,000

DELAFIELD Exceptional 6,000-s.-ft. custom built 4-BR, 5.5-BA, executive home on beautiful 5 acres. 2 story foyer. Burmeister woodwork, cabinetry and millwork. Impressive spiral staircase. Upstairs second family room with 3 ensuite bedrooms. 20-car Garage. $1,295,000

HARTLAND Bristolcone Pines. Over 7,500-sq.-ft. Marble floors and Brazilian cherry and cherry cabinetry and millwork. Nearly the entire home has heated floors. Lower level with full bar, 2nd kitchen, theater room, game room and a full sports court. $1,275,000

LAC LA BELLE This exquisite home marries historic details with modern sophistication. Stunning foyer with stained glass and exquisite woodwork. Bright kitchen with professional-grade appliances. 102' of pristine lake frontage. $1,170,000

OCONOMOWOC Quality and craftsmanship set on 180-ft. of the finest lake frontage on Lac La Belle. Features lake views from practically every room. Multiple decks and a private lakeside yard. Walk downtown to shops and restaurants. $995,000

Your Lake Country Expert

PATRICK

BOLGER 262-313-8797

SUMMIT Over 8,000-sq.-ft. Ranch home nestled on almost 4 acres. Luxury details include a 2 story great room with floor to ceiling red granite fireplace and bar room with a dedicated wine cellar. The pole barn can easily showcase 4 cars. $895,000

PEWAUKEE Spectacular custom built Executive Ranch homewith polished Red Birch wood flooring, dramatic high volume ceilings and a great open floor plan. Luxurious appointments, upgrades, fabulous woodwork and cabinets. $776,000

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R E A L T Y

OKAUCHEE LAKE 50 feet of frontage. Meticulously maintained and updated the home including 2 fireplaces, a four season room, multiple decks, a separate work shop and an amazing master bedroom suite complete with fireplace. $577,000

SUMMIT Elegant, luxurious, 3,200-sq.-ft. home. Completely rebuilt in 2008. Open concept floor plan. The high end finishes are a meld of wood, stone & tile. Set on over 3 acres with an apple orchard and Nature Conservancy. $575,000

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Exclusively yours september 2017