Custom Home More Than 7,000 s.f. - 1

Deep River Partners

Project Name: Tuscan Residence
Location: Delafield, Wis.
Size: 11,190 sq. ft.
Cost: $5.1 million
Photos: DeMaio Photography


Providing a Tuscan-styled house with comfortable space for every member, mood and activity was the objective. Programming required the inclusion of the separate master suite, sleeping, bathing and studying spaces for two children, as well as guest accommodations. A main-level hub in which activities could be coordinated and communication made easy between adjacent spaces suggested sequencing of mud room, laundry, office, kitchen, hearth room, dining and family gathering spaces, along with library and formal entertaining rooms. Restricted by a lot on an environmental corridor, challenges included a limited allowable area for the building envelope; associated environmental concerns and restrictions; nestling the structure into a topography that drastically changed over very little distance; and disguising modern lifestyle amenities to reflect an architecturally accurate Tuscan style. Carefully chosen materials blend the home with the landscape. Conscientious site positioning utilizes passive solar techniques, and affords the owner breathtaking views.

Judges’ Comments:
“Awesome interior and flow.”


Roofing: Cedar Shake

Engineered woods: TrusJoist

Structural panels:


Brick/stone/stucco: Sandstone

Doors: Marvin / Craftsmen in Wood - Front & Side Entry Door

Garage doors Custom

Windows: Marvin


Skylights: Wasco Windows



Doors: Craftsmen In Wood

Locksets and hardware: Entry Door - Rocky Mountain Hardware / All other doors - Ashley Norton

Tile: Crossville / Walker Zanger / Source Products

Flooring: Amercian Black Walnut (Wood Floors)

Lighting: Lightolier (Downlight) / RSA (Downlight) / Bartco (Flourescent Strip)

Elevator: Savaria Corporation

Central vacuum:

Other: Wideloyal (Rope Light) / Ardee (Concealled Clickstrip) / Decorative Fixtures per Request



Cabinets: Custom

Countertops: Granite

Sinks: Blanco

Faucets: Rohl

Range: Viking

Exhaust hood: Texas Light Smith

Ovens: Viking

Appliance drawers: Viking

Refrigerator/Freezer: SubZero

Wine storage: SubZero

Dishwashers: Bosch

Microwave oven: Viking



Cabinets: Custom

Countertops: Marble / Granite

Tubs: Kohler

Showers: Rohl

Toilets: Kohler

Faucets: Rohl

Sinks: Kohler

Washer/dryer: LG



Home control system: Crestron

Lighting control: Lutron

Structured wiring: Liberty Cable

Theater projector/TV: Sony / Stewart Filmscreen

Theater speakers: Triad

Touch panels: Crestron



Lighting: Lumiere at Outdoor Kitchen / Dabmar Uplights / Osram LED Rail lights

Grill: Viking

Other: Exhaust Hood - Texas Light Smith