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Elm Grove

Elm Grove

NEW PRICE Sleek and modern architectural masterpiece. Newer construction luxury home with exquisite detail and every amenity you could possibly desire! Wonderful open floor plan suited to today’s life style. Kitchen with Alder cabinetry, Gaggeneau appliances, pantry and dinette. Family room with TV behind custom painting. pin #86354

One-of-a-kind 5-BR, 4 full plus 4 half-BA custom home in Elm Grove. Located on 1.86 wooded acres. Oversized solid mahogany entry door opens to an elegant limestone floored foyer leading to the two-story great room with a wood burning fireplace featuring a limestone hearth plus custom mantle. PIN #92008

Elm Grove

Elm Grove


NEW LISTING Magnificent stone ranch in park-like Indian Hills setting. Beautiful detail and awesome quality throughout this mid-century modern home originally built in 1948. Greet guests in spacious 17x12 foot foyer with hardwood floors and two 8 ft. high coat closets. Large formal living-dining rooms. pin #95898

Elm Grove

Charming grand Colonial with 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half bath. Formal living room with Inglenook fireplace, hardwood floors and crown molding. Updated kitchen with breakfast room, island, granite countertops, gas cooktop and hiend appliances. Kitchen opens to sunroom with vaulted ceiling. pin #94622


ACCEPTED OFFER Mid-Century California stone Ranch with open floor plan. Convenient front circle drive, spacious room sizes, updated all white kitchen with granite countertops. Three main level bedrooms including the master have access to front terrace and/or rear patio. Four season sunroom. Living and family rooms share a 3 sided gas fireplace. pin # 89764

Brookfield Condo

Amazing 3-BR, 1.5-BA lannon stone Colonial. Recently renovated to today’s modern living standards, you’re sure to love the updates in lighting, plumbing, cabinetry, ceramic tile, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and painted millwork. Hard wood flooring throughout. Finished lower level rec room. pin #95270

Menomonee Falls

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ACCEPTED OFFER The Plaza at Towne Centre in Brookfield. 1,847-sq.-ft., 2 bedroom, den, 2 bath condo. Included are new wood floors, carpet and paint, new stainless appliances, plus huge closets and storage throughout. The top floor has sunshine and great views. Walk to restaurants, grocery, coffee and more!

2,206-sq.-ft., 3-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, immaculate inside and out Menomonee Falls home. Home features a huge great room with a gas fireplace. Also included is a freshly painted lower level, updated roof, windows, siding, a beautifully landscaped yard and more. Hamilton School District pin #95574

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Riverview Antique Market   Circa 1910 Tiffany Studios bronze floor lamp approximately 56.5 inches tall with Capiz Shell. Shade lamp is marked Tiffany Studios New York. A special find for $3,900 available at Riverview Antique Market.

Located in a beautiful rehabbed 1893 building in the Menominee River Valley. Three floors of quality antiques and vintage clothing, plus check out our architectural and garden area outside. 2045 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee. 414-278-9999.

Ken Michaels Furniture Fjords Norwegian world class quality, comfort and individuality is expressed beautifully in the Stockholm swivel glider recliner. Sit and experience the support that is provided by the moulded foam construction. You will feel the lumbar support thru its full range of motion from sitting to reclining. All at the touch of a button. Upholstered in the finest of leathers for unrivaled comfort, durability and beauty. See the Stockholm and its companions today at Ken Michaels Furniture located in Greenfield and Brookfield.

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The Ottoman Society Spring fresh into a new season with this classic Hickory Chair hunt board and a pair of neutral Ethan Allen Versailles chairs, all lit by an explosion of crystal lamp. You too, can energize your winter-weary décor with something new from The Ottoman Society, offering the finest in consignment furniture, art and accessories. Whether you’re looking for a unique buying experience or a friendly place to sell your treasures, The Ottoman Society is the place for you.  Located at 13408 Watertown Plank Road in the heart of Elm Grove (behind Great Harvest Bread Co.)  262-786-1786 or visit APRIL 2019



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PEWAUKEE – BROKEN HILL Gorgeous open concept Ranch, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac with an exquisite tree lined yard. Awesome kitchen with granite counters, island with prep sink and basket weave legs and elevated snack bar opens to the generous great room with handsome natural fireplace and architectural details. The dining room accesses the private, double-tiered patio with brick accents, arbor and lovely, southern exposed yard. Master suite offers large bath with twin vanities, over-sized walk-in shower with double heads, and jetted tub. Exposed lower level boasts family room, wet bar, game room, 2 bedroom’s and a 3rd bath. $829,900

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Mobile: 262-424-5711 BROOKFIELD – COVENTRY DOWNS Awesome home abutting the Fox River boasts a very deep, lush treed lot where nature abounds and views are serene. Handsome family room with natural fireplace opens to the sunny and expansive kitchen which offers granite counters and updated appliances. The adjacent screened porch extends outdoor living. Main floor 4th bedroom connects to a full bath and is currently used as home office. Upstairs you’ll find 3 generous bedrooms, and both master and children’s baths have been updated. The exposed lower level includes a family room, 2nd gas fireplace, a kitchenette and flex room. $739,900


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5, 24 Gallery Browse offerings from a few of our area’s finest shops and businesses.

9 Exclusively Yours’ Connoisseurs ~ Experts Share Insights On Home Decorating And A Passion For Customer Care Illumination, warmth, personal touches steeped in memories—the elements selected when furnishing or redecorating a home can have a lasting positive impact on daily life. By Anne Kaiser

16 Lakefront Living In A Modern Classic Imagine a meticulously-crafted contrast of modern convenience, unbeatable lake views and a refreshed, rustic style. All of these qualities come together in this polished gem nestled on the shoreline of Rock Lake in scenic Lake Mills, Wisconsin. By Jack Henke

19 Quality Designed Cape Cod Quality construction and design are evident throughout this Sterling Builders Cape Cod on a wonderful treed lot in The Woods of Beechwood, Mequon.

21 Classy And Fabulous Elegant and chic center entrance Colonial on gracious Lake Drive. The perfect urban oasis.

23 Elegant And Historic Grand Manor Resting atop one of the highest elevations in Waukesha County, this beautiful manor has amazing history.

25 Executive Style In Delafield Located on a quiet road of large estate homes on 3-acres in the Town of Delafield, is this custom all brick Executive style Ranch home.

27 Exquisite Ranch In Broken Hill Meticulous owners offer this gorgeous open concept Ranch, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac with an exquisite tree lined yard.

29 Brighton Crest Colonial Welcome to the beautiful Brighton Crest neighborhood featuring this spacious 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath Colonial.

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Brings Broker You| Associate theVice North Shore President I will make the home buying and selling process enjoyable and stress-free for my clients. In an ever changing and complicated real estate market, make sure you choose someone who gives sound advice, uses good judgement and has integrity. Make sure that someone is Pamela Bastien.

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NORTH SILVER AVENUE, MEQUON Gorgeous, meticulously maintained and lovingly cared for by the original owners describes this special home set on a park-like fenced 1.2-acre lot. Fabulous curb appeal will draw you into this welcoming home where you will find a flowing sun-lit floor plan perfect for today’s lifestyles. The great room has a 2-story fireplace and soaring windows offering serene private views. $575,000 pin# 38307

WEST DONGES BAY ROAD, MEQUON Newly transformed, neutral décor and perfect for today’s lifestyle! Step inside and be greeted by abundant windows bringing the outside and sunlight in. Exquisite views of the beautifully manicured lawn and gardens will draw you into the main living areas including a remodeled kitchen which is sure to inspire your culinary skills. The large great room, living room and formal dining room. $550,000 pin# 15447

2196 YUMA STREET, GRAFTON Gorgeous, airy, sun-filled home in sought after Blackhawk Valley. Fabulous curb appeal will draw you into this welcoming home where you will find a flowing open floor plan perfect for today’s lifestyles. The chef’s kitchen with/its one-of-a-kind granite island, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances will inspire your culinary skills. The adjoining great room, with a gas fireplace, is the perfect place for family and friends to gather. $499,000 pin # 89137

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HOME DECORATING Experts Share Insights on

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can be assisted by knowledgeable professionals. Southeastern Wisconsin is fortunate to be home to an array of businesses committed to caring for clients throughout their home furnishing and decorating process. Here, interviews with three such local businesses provide extra insights into their industries. Experts at The Ottoman Society, BBC Lighting, and Oriental Rug Gallery graciously describe their passion for their chosen business, their thoughts about the products they feature, and their commitment to helping homeowners integrate these products into their homes.

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What do you love most about your industry? Every day people bring treasures from their homes for us to sell. They come with stories of travels and inheritances and warm memories of their things. We also love our customers who are so excited about decorating their homes. What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? We like to think that we defy the myth that consignment furniture is musty, old, tired stuff. We are not that. People are always surprised at the quality and variety of items that come into our store. What message would you like most to share with people? Come on in. And come often. Take away new design ideas. We receive new items every day, so the store is constantly changing. What would you like people to know about your business? You can expect to make some money for your nice furniture, but you cannot expect to recoup what you spent originally. What would you like to say to people? Thank you—for sharing yourselves, your items, your stories! What is the biggest compliment customers give you? The biggest compliment we receive is that customers can't stay away for fear of missing out on something great. They can't wait to bring their relatives, out-of-town guests, and even their neighbors. What are you most proud of? We are proud of the inviting community feel of The Ottoman Society, a local and independent shop.




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What I love most about my industry is that I am surrounded by inspiring art all day long. Incredible artisans from all over the world dedicate their lives to creating these masterpieces that have such soul, heart, and expression. How can I not walk around our galleries constantly filled with a sense of warmth and gratitude when I see such beauty every single day? And I am humbled to make a living curating pieces that speak to people—getting them out into the world to fill the eyes and hearts of our customers when they incorporate our rugs in their everyday lives is always a great gift. What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? I’d say the biggest misconception I hear is that Persian and Oriental rugs are always superexpensive. The old adage that “you get what you pay for” is indeed true in the rug world; however, not every rug is $10,000. To the surprise of many, we have some high-quality hand-knotted rugs that are comparable to machine-made rug prices. Nevertheless, we always try our best to stay within whatever our client’s budget allows. Some rugs are true works of art, and those demand a price that speaks to many factors, but high quality doesn’t always come with a high price tag if you’re an educated buyer and know who you’re buying from. Another misconception is that because the names of our businesses are Oriental Rug Gallery and Persian Rug Gallery, we may not carry new Transitional, Modern, Contemporary and Designer rugs. That couldn’t be further from the truth! We have Continued on page 14

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I love the new styles and innovations in lighting. The newest LED styles are beyond imagination, and we display the best of them in our huge showroom. Whether you are looking for the latest in contemporary or traditional styles, LED, crystal, ceiling fans, lamps, or outdoor lights, we have them all, including our special extra-discount area. What are some of the common myths you come across in your business? Lighting products for both decorative and industrial usage have had the largest number of changes of any industry today. From incandescent to fluorescent and now to LEDs, the new styles and innovations are incredible. LED technology continues to grow, with new introductions in home and business lighting, including anything that lights. LEDs allow for ten to fifty times greater life than incandescent bulbs while using as much as 90% less energy. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs and tubes burn cool, and they come in a variety of color tones, such as 2700K (kelvin), which is the typical light bulb color tone, and 3000K, which is whiter. There are even white tones available as high as 5000K. The continual upgrading of lighting products keeps me excited to be able to show customers the latest innovations in the industry. What message would you like most to share with people? Lighting is a very technical industry, whether you are lighting a freeway, warehouse, or a home. Continued on page 28



WALES–10,000-SQUARE-FOOT MANOR 205 Kummrow Court


6 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths $899,900 pin #95002

4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath, $814,900 pin #86165

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incredibly tedious the steps are to shear the wool,

is why I never say that we specialize in rugs; rather,

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wash the wool, spin the wool, dye the wool…and

that we specialize in the art and splendor of these

all styles, colors, and designs. To keep it simple,

then the weavers take the drawings of the rugs

one-of-a-kind beauties.  

we specialize in all fine hand-knotted rugs, so we

that artists have created and start weaving them

definitely have something for everyone.

on a is so fascinating, and anyone that

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What would you like me to ask you? I would like you to ask me what action I want

What message would you like most to share with people?

learns what goes into these creations really start

people to take after reading this... And the answer

to develop an incredible appreciation for them. I

is that I would like people to take a look at their

I’d love for people to know the beauty

still marvel at these pieces and sometimes can’t

rugs and realize just how important the rug is

of rugs. This is an art that incorporates so

believe that they are made by people. Like any

in the home. People always say, “if walls could

many other forms of art; rugs are inspired by

and all art, the dedication, pride, commitment,

speak, they would have so many stories to tell,”

architecture, poetry, music, and so many other

and integrity from these artisans is something that

but walls stay there; rugs come with you, and if

art forms. When you start to learn just how

always keeps us humble and full of gratitude. This

rugs could speak, those stories would be endless and infinitely interesting. Think about how many incredible conversations your dining room rug

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has heard over the years as you enjoy dinner with loved ones. Think about the memories you’ve created with your children, grandchildren, pets, and other family and friends in your living room, on your living room rug. Take a look at your foyer rug—what does that say about you when guests walk in and that is the first thing they see? Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen? What about putting something meaningful, fun, bold, colorful, cheerful, and practical in the kitchen where many people spend a lot of their time? Imagine waking up every morning and getting out of bed, and the first thing your bare feet touch is incredibly lustrous, hand-spun, lanolin-rich sheep’s wool from the high-altitude Zargous Mountains: your Lori-buft Gabbeh bedroom rug. Just know that every hand-knotted rug has a story, and that story helps add to your story and your narrative, and when you pass the rug down to other family members, it adds to their story and the story of the rug alike. It is a beautiful thing to have a piece of art that lasts a lifetime, and one that is so deeply a part of your life whether you realize it or not. I would ask you to simply become more aware of that.   What would you like people to know about your business? I would like people to know that these rugs are the art of our culture. Their roots extend back to our heritage; hence there is an immense

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amount of pride for our family in being able to do what we do. We are a third-generation Largest Showroom Largest Selection Lowest Prices All Major Brands Available

family-owned business that absolutely loves each other. My grandfather repairs rugs by hand at our Whitefish Bay location (Persian Rug Gallery). Continued on page 18



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30 Years of Experience • Over $500,000,000 in Career Sales • Relocation Specialist • Lifetime Resident of Milwaukee’s North Shore and Mequon

MEQUON Beautifully updated and decorated Cape in the Stonefields Subdivision. Newly refinished dark wood floors compliment the white woodwork throughout. Fantastic open kitchen/great room make this home perfect for entertaining. Cozy paneled library/den offers complete privacy for work or relaxation. Main floor master offers walls of windows bringing in the outside. Three additional bedrooms up, each with en-suite bath. Finished lower level with full size windows, a family room with fireplace, exercise/game area and bar area. A brick patio for outdoor entertaining. $1,029,900 pin# 09307

MEQUON Beautiful Lake Michigan views from almost every room of this spacious Cape Cod! An open floor plan includes massive living room, family room and dining room which open to a new deck overlooking the lake. Eat-in kitchen with center island. First floor master suite includes a walk-in closet and over sized bathroom. Enjoy a large screen porch and light-filled sunroom. Four large bedrooms and two full baths. Attached 2.5-car garage with additional detached 2.5car garage. $899,000 pin# 39857

MEQUON Quality construction and design throughout this Sterling Builders Cape Cod on a wonderful treed lot in The Woods of Beechwood. A two story large foyer. Large family room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and wet bar opens to the beautiful new kitchen. Formal living room with second fireplace. Secluded den/ office offers cherry built-ins. Spacious first floor master suite with partially updated bath. Three additional bedrooms up, all with bath access. Finished lower level. Beautiful deck overlooks wooded lot and professional landscaping with electronic pet fence surrounding the yard. $979,000 pin# 12767


Mikkelson built Tudor style home in Deer Trail Estates. Meticulously maintained with updates. Large family room offers natural fireplace with gas log, built-ins and a wall of windows overlooking spacious two-level deck. Kitchen has quartz counters and stainless steel appliances including double ovens and wine refrigerator. Four spacious bedrooms up, including master with vaulted ceiling, skylight, large shower stall and whirlpool tub. Finished lower level. $559,000 pin# 05827


Charming Colonial home in Orchard Highlands in Mequon. This four bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers spacious rooms and many updates. Large living and dining rooms, updated kitchen with granite counters and tile backsplash. Family room offers vaulted ceiling, brick natural fireplace, wetbar, and sliding door to access the private yard. Finished lower level rec room. Half acre park-like yard with mature trees. Sit on the brick patio and relax in your own little piece of paradise. $449,000 pin# 51667

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IT’S HARD TO BEAT lakefront living,

woven together into a beautiful tapestry

unless you could imagine a meticulously-

on the lake.

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crafted contrast of modern convenience,

Home suggested by Pat Bolger of the Pat Bolger Realty Group. 262-313-8797.

You can take the main staircase or

unbeatable lake views and a refreshed,

a stylish spiral staircase to a completely

rustic style. Imagine no more, as all of

renovated lower level that walks right out

these qualities come together in this

to the lakeshore. And what a lakeshore it

polished gem nestled on the shoreline of

is, with sixty-seven feet of the best frontage

Rock Lake in scenic Lake Mills, Wisconsin,

on Rock Lake. The water is crystal-clear

a modern classic.

and weed-free, perfect to relax, refresh

This beautiful, 3,200-square-foot home opens with a rustic vibe–post and

and swim. Lake Mills is located between two

beam construction, knotty pine ceilings and

vibrant communities - Madison and the

a fantastic Lannon-stone wall that spans

Lake Country/Milwaukee. With easy access

two stories. As you follow the natural flow

to both, and it’s as secluded as you want

into the huge kitchen, it is transformed into

to make it. It is the rare combination of up

the finest in modern convenience. This

north nature with the convenience and

house is built to entrance and entertain.

warmth of down-home.

You’ll quickly see that this is no little cabin,

Ferry Drive is the Gold Coast on

as the kitchen features a double oven,

picturesque Rock Lake, making this setting

stainless steel appliances built into beautiful

perfect. The charming village of Lake Mills

Quartz countertops and handcrafted

is within walking distance for shops and

custom cabinets.

entertainment. This modern classic is the

As you flow with the house through an open floor plan, you can have it all, with room to share it all, too. Nearly every room

ultimate in flexibility and the freedom to make it different, every day. You can find this classic contrast of

offers scenic lake views. In this beautiful

rustic sophistication on Ferry Drive on

home, the convenient and the classic are

Rock Lake in Lake Mills.


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for granted. Everything we do is a choice;

designers like family members, not customers

every decision we make should be done with

or clients. I’ve literally been told that my family

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intent. We’ve built (and are building) a life

has raised the standard for customer service

He and I have gotten so close through this

surrounded by love and passion, and it’s led to

in retail here in Milwaukee, especially for rug

business and working together. I would never

many incredible friendships and memories. I

stores—that’s significant for us. We’re constantly

have connected with him on this level had it not

would love for more and more people to simply

told that we have the most beautiful rugs in the

been for our family business; same with my uncle

remember that this life is a gift and it is made up

city. I always say everyone has beautiful rugs, but

and everyone else. For this, I am grateful. I would

of our choices, small and big. How that ties into

what’s proprietary is our attitude. What makes

also like people to know that when you support

rugs and business is that when you decide to

us stand apart is our care and commitment to

a local family business, you are supporting

purchase home decor, it should speak to your

our customers. I think good people attract good

people doing what they were born to do. We’ve

personality and to the mood you’re trying to

people, and we have the best customers. My

been serving Milwaukee and the surrounding

create; and to the colors, the scale, the specific

customers are so down-to-earth, so curious and

areas for over 20 years, and have made so many

pieces, the message you’re trying to get across,

fascinated with learning more about their rugs,

incredible friendships with our customers along

and most importantly, to the stories that your

our rugs, and rugs in general, about our story,

the way—and if our paths have never crossed, I

home tells about you. The home is a sacred

about the art of rugs, about where they come

am personally extending the invitation to come

place; it should be treated as such, and if we can

from and beyond. That’s important to us. What’s

in and say “hi” to us. We have absolutely no

help in any way, it would be an honor and our

also important to us is over-delivering on price

expectation of you buying a rug or needing our

pleasure to do so.

and quality. When someone comes in here with

services; we are just trying to strengthen our

a specific budget, I try my best to be under that

connection with people in our city, our neighbors,

What is the biggest compliment customers give you?

and those in the trade/industry.  

The biggest compliment customers give us

had in this city, because people know we are fair,

budget. This is why we’ve had the success we’ve

What would you like to say to people?

is that we make rug-buying an incredibly fun and

honorable, and stand by their side when they

I would just like to tell people to be happy,

memorable experience. Many times I’ve been

need something, anything. And when people

smile often, and don’t take this life we have

told that we treat our customers and our interior

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VENES Succesfully Sells Lake Country

New Listing Under Contract in Waukesha Town of Waukesha-Low Taxes! Welcome the private and relaxing Kame Terrace neighborhood. Enjoy this open concept 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on just under an acre of land. The serene backyard gives privacy, and the open concept floor plan is perfect for any lifestyle. Take note of the large bedroom sizes and ample storage in the basement and garage! This home is the one you’ve been looking for! Home warranty included. 289,900 PIN # 95559


Enjoy what Lac La Belle has to offer! A private pier, swimmable lake frontage, on a half acre wooded lot. Brand new trendy kitchen includes new appliances, granite counter tops, white cabinets, subway tile back splash, tile floors and more. A warm stone fireplace enhances a cozy great room A spacious private wooded lot includes a stone patio with a stone fire pit out back. Continuing on back the lot leads you through a short green-way path to your pier and view of beautiful Lac La Belle. This homes has newer windows and siding, updated fixtures and freshly painted rooms. No listing like it on the market! Come see for yourself! $487,500 PIN # 92263


Pending Condo in Sussex Spacious townhouse-style condo. This home has many updates including kitchen with granite counter tops, new wood floors, new lighting, stainless steel appliances and soft close drawers. Brand new hardwood floors in kitchen, dining room, half bath, entry and laundry room. All new lighting throughout including ceiling fans. Brand new built-in shelving and drawers in master bedroom closets. New tile flooring in full baths and remodeled half bath. Home Warranty included!


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evident throughout this Sterling Builders Cape Cod on a wonderful treed lot in The Woods of Beechwood, Mequon. A two story large foyer welcomes you to the warm and inviting interior.

If you would like more information on this property, contact Mike Quinlevan of Shorewest RealtorsÂŽ. 414-807-6453.

A large family room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and wet bar opens to the beautiful new kitchen. A formal living room comes with a second fireplace. Secluded den/office offers cherry built-ins and a coffered ceiling. The first floor has a spacious master suite with partially updated bath. There are three additional bedrooms upstairs, all with bath access to the rooms. Finished lower level offers play space and teenage gathering space. A beautiful deck overlooks a park-like wooded lot with mature professional landscaping and an electronic pet fence surrounding the yard. This is a wonderful option for the most discerning buyer!

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$624,900 4459 Cedar Creek Rd., Polk Pam Bastien 414.397.1795 PIN 44577

$599,900 225 E. Ravine Baye Rd., Bayside Janice Waisman 414.659.58481 PIN 44347

$572,572 13948 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon Lynn Becker 262.227.7785


8031 W. Knightsbridge Dr., Mequon Lynn Becker 262.227.7785 PIN 02487

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on gracious Lake Drive. Polished and remodeled to perfection offering an airy, bright floor plan perfect for today’s lifestyle. The grand ambiance of the period is highlighted with coved ceilings,

If you would like more information on this property, contact Pam Bastien of Shorewest Realtors®. 414-397-1795.

intricate plaster work, original custom Italian tile work and beveled leaded glass. The gorgeous new kitchen, dining area and great room are the heart of the home and provide the perfect gathering place for family and friends. At day’s end retreat to the master suite with remodeled bath and a huge walk-in custom designed closet. Three additional large bedrooms, all with ample closet space, and second remodeled full bath complete the upper level. Newly landscaped yard with water feature offers a Zen outside entertaining area. The perfect urban oasis. n

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Clocks of Distinction This oversized metal wall clock is an impressive 49" in diameter and features decorative, fixed antique brass finished inner gears. Top and bottom gears include moving second hands finished in antique brass. VERY! STRIKING!

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come in here either as novice rug shoppers or those that have several carpets at home and are just looking for a new piece, it is our only focus to try and find the perfect rug for them and create the best rug- shopping experience literally in the world. That is it. Treating people the way we’d want to be treated. We learned that on the playgrounds as young kids, and it still holds true today in business, and in life.  What are you most proud of? I’m most proud of my family. Every day I am proud that in our business, we get to live our life goal of working alongside pieces of art that


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Located on a quiet circled road of executive homes in Arrowhead School District is this custom all brick Ranch on 3 plus acres. When you walk into the grand foyer you see the custom interior doors and beautiful refinished wood floors with inlaid design. This open concept home has spacious rooms throughout. Sky lit volumed ceilings and window filled rooms bring in a lot of light and private views of the large open 3 plus acre level yard. This home includes large finished lower level areas with incredible game area, theater room, massive play area and large storage spaces. Access from lower level to the 4-car heated garage is a great feature to this home. $1,299,000


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RESTING ATOP ONE of the highest elevations

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in Waukesha County, this beautiful manor has amazing history. The land was developed by Welsh immigrants in the 1840s with family, friends and passersby’s in mind, all were welcomed here.

If you would like more information on this property, contact Jeff Lien of the Lien Team of First Weber RealtorsÂŽ at 262-349-5083.

With overver 10,000-square-feet, this elegant manor was developed to bring you modern conveniences while keeping a sense of timelessness in mind. Custom kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, large island and granite counters are sure to delight your inner chef. Rest in the adjoining family room complete with a gas fireplace, Cherry hardwood floors after a well cooked meal. A wet bar, dining room, sunroom and music room are sure to wow you. The twostory great room also has a gas fireplace Continued on page 26

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Beyond Vintage Furnishings Modern and Simple. Beyond Vintage Furnishings is an authorized retailer of Gus, a modern line of furniture and accents. Gus prides itself on quality fabrics and wood construction using only FSC certified hardwoods in support of responsible forest management. Pictured here is the versatile Jane Bi Sectional available in different fabrics and has been cleverly designed so the chaise can be configured on either side, depending on your floor plan. Stop in to see the many options available at Beyond Vintage Furnishings, located in dDowntown Oconomowoc at 183 East Wisconsin Avenue. Check Facebook, email or call 262-527-5683 for more information.

River’s End Gallery For more than 20 years Ryan Pederson has created the most interesting decorative pottery with outstanding glazes and finishes. Come and see the collection at River’s End Gallery, 380 W. Main St., Waukesha in the Historic Downtown art district. Contact 262-780-1191 or for more information.  

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Little Swiss Clock Shop Whimsical fun, slightly eccentric wall clocks have joined the huge collection of mantel, chime and grandfather clocks. See what’s new at Little Swiss Clock Shop, 270 W. Main Street in downtown Waukesha, 262-547-2111. 24


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on 3-acres in the Town of Delafield, is this custom all brick 7,336-square-foot executive style Ranch home. Walk into a grand foyer that shows off beautiful refinished wood floors with inlaid design.

If you would like more information on this property, contact David Eyrise of m3 Realty at 262-309-1097

This open concept home has spacious rooms throughout. Sky lit volumed ceilings and window filled rooms bring in a lot of light and private views of a large open 3-acre level yard. Walk into the large living room with volumed sky lit ceilings, stone fireplace and walk-out to large patio. A beautiful open kitchen includes top-ofline appliances, wood flooring and a step down to a large window filled dining area. Just off the kitchen is a tiled open sun room thats walks out to a patio area, with full wet bar and a stone fireplace. An incredible master suite has very long walk-in closets and a fireplace. A spacious

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master bath has large double vanity, big tub and Natural Vegetable Dyes

large tiled walk-in shower. Split from the master suite, are 3 very big bedrooms and a full bath. A 3,000-square-

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and spiral staircase bringing you to the loft area with gorgeous wood ceilings. Private study, 2 half

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baths, laundry room and grand foyer finish off the main level. A luxurious master suite boasts, soaring ceilings, coffee bar, spa-like bath, private laundry, WIC and a fitness room. Nursery/office, full bath and 2 more bedrooms finish off the upper level. Full walk-out lower level includes, rec room, theatre, bar, living room and full kitchen. Enjoy peaceful evenings on the beautiful patio with amazing sunsets overlooking the in-ground pool, flower gardens and 150 year old oak trees. An incredible in-law/nanny suite with a separate entrance has a full kitchen, living room, full bath and 2 bedrooms. Store your cars/toys in this massive 5-car garage. Close to amazing picturesque State parks, excellent shopping choices and area lakes!


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concept Ranch, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac with an exquisite tree lined yard. High-end details abound from the iron-gated entry into the courtyard with fireplace, to the cherry floors, rounded accent walls,

If you would like more information on this property, contact Cindy Fleming of First Weber Realtors®. 262-424-5711.

beamed ceiling interest and more. The chef in your family will LOVE the awesome kitchen with granite counters, island with basket weave legs and prep sink, Wolf gas cooktop, elevated snack bar, wine fridge–the list goes on. The kitchen opens to the generous great room with handsome fireplace details. A spacious dining area has access to the private, double-tiered patio with brick accents, arbor and lovely southern-exposed yard. Retire to the master suite boasting a luxurious bathroom with twin vanities, oversized walk-in shower with double heads, and all of the bells and whistles you are looking for.  Extra-large closets throughout with California Closet systems. Enjoy the exposed lower level with family room, wet bar, game room and two additional bedrooms plus 3rd bath. All this in Broken Hill, a Siepman developed subdivision with clubhouse, pool, miles of walking trails, ponds and open spaces. n

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BBC Lighting Continuing Our Tradition of Exceptional Antiques…

Riverview Antique Market

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When selecting a decorative light fixture, there is the physical size, style, and light output to consider, based upon the use. When considering LEDs, their light output is

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not determined by the wattage used for each socket, but by illumination based upon the lumen output. Lumens determine the amount of light that each bulb or the built-in LED is able to illuminate. An example would be: a 9W LED bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb and has an 800- lumen output. When selecting

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unrelated antiques and collectibles scattered about, such as historic autographed pictures, slot machines, neon lights, and tons of other memorabilia that “keep Mr. occupied while Mrs. shops.” (I have been told by numerous men that they never go shopping with their wives, except for when they go to BBC.) And we can’t forget about the free popcorn and free kiddie rides for the children. There is something for everyone at BBC, from the family and friends to Grandma and Grandpa!




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WELCOME TO THE beautiful Brighton Crest

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neighborhood featuring this spacious 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath Colonial. New windows let in so much natural light, hardwood floors add a touch of warmth, while the updated bathrooms, French

If you would like more information on this property, contact Sarah Venes of First Weber RealtorsÂŽ at 262-349-5083

doors and fireplace separate it from any other in the neighborhood. This flat yard features privacy, a large patio and a Bullfrog Hot Tub. Glacier Drumlin State Trail in your back yard, the Shoppes of Fox River are less than a couple miles away as well as freeway access. This home also has many updates including: water heater, tear off roof, windows, furnace, A/C, new hickory floor in master, new repacked insulation, new tile floors and shower, poly floors in garage, and ample amount of storage. This home is sure to impress. An accepted offer in less than 24 hours!

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GOD’S CORNER by Ger trude M. Puelicher n

IN THESE strange days of distrust, mistrust and no trust

To serve the Lord is to live in a constant acknowledgment

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whatsoever, the philosophy of Joshua, leader of the Israelites

of Omnipresence and Omnipotence—One Presence, God,

after Moses, is as refreshing as a sudden plunge into the

One Power, God. It is to relax confidently in “I will never leave

springfed waters of our northern lakes.

thee, nor forsake thee;” “Son, thou art ever with me and all

When Joshua found that his people were worshiping strange gods, he summoned them to a meeting that included

Is our troubled world not the result of a modern version

even the elders and the judges. With the oratorical skill of

of worshiping strange gods? Can drugs, alcohol, a so-called

the great leader that he was, dramatically he rehearsed all

new morality supplant the simple truth that God is? Is there

the Lord had done for them. Step by step he built up to his

anything external to us that can compare with the comfort

climax when he thundered,“Choose you this day whom ye

of turning to the Father within and resting in the warmth of

will serve.” In the stunned silence that followed, again his voice

divine love?

rang out clearly and firmly. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” he said. What a powerful influence our American homes could


that I have is thine.”

Do we accept “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me” and rely upon it as a truth proved by thousands? The suffering, the tortures and torments of

again exert in the lives of our young people were all parents

today’s world strike upon us from every side. As vital to us at

to state with that same assurance, “As for me and my

this moment as it was centuries ago is Joshua’s proclamation:

house, we will serve the Lord.” The quiet finality of that

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” Freedom of

announcement would prove a measuring rod for all the

choice is ours. The decision is individual. It is only for

members of the family, parents as well as children. It would

ourselves and within ourselves that we can answer, “As for

also lessen the impact of, and eventually discredit, those who

me, I will serve the Lord.” What a release would be ours! With

are proclaiming the decline in importance of the home as well

what peace would we be flooded! And how great would be

as of the family unit.

our spiritual reward!



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ROCK LAKE-LAKE MILLS Tremendous lake views. Set on 67 feet of prime lake frontage this 3,200-sq.-ft. 4-BR 3-BA home features gorgeous vaulted wood ceilings, polished wood floors, an open concept floor-plan, a newly remodeled kitchen with Quartz counters and designer stainless steel appliances. The frontage is crystal clear. $875,000

BRISTLECONE PINES Set on the 12th hole of the Legends. Custom built 2-story executive home offers a great room with Brazillian Cherry polished floors and a 2-story surround fireplace and a views of your own heated Swimming Pool. Large Kitchen with granite counters. $799,000

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BRISTLECONE PINE This beautifully appointed 5-BR 4.5-BA Executive home offers over 5,200-sq.- ft. of living space. A well designed kitchen boasts top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a large Island. Double sided fireplace to the great room and the kitchen and hearth room. $767,900

LAC LA BELLE Lake Shore Club awaits! Enjoy all four seasons of great views on Lac La Belle. Bright and cheery 2,300-sq.-ft. unit. Spacious condo has a large master suite with luxurious master bath. 2 underground parking spaces and your own boat slip. $750,000

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CEDARBURG Vibrant Colonial 4-bedroom country estate. 5 private acres of mature trees and pastoral landscape provide a perfect setting. This home was built by James Hoffman Builders. The two natural fireplaces on the main level make the home very warm and inviting. $475,000

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