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Unique Pine Lake home seen on TV

Nov. 12, 2012

Village of Chenequa - The Pine Lake home of Ben and Dominique Hostetler was featured last week on HGTV's "Extreme Houses" because of its unique pinwheel-shaped design that includes the use of glass, wood and natural materials.

The home was designed by Robert Harvey Oshatz of Oregon and built by Signature Builders of Pewaukee.

Bert Butterfield, founder and owner of Signature Builders, described working on the building as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because of the unique design and construction.

Oshatz said the Chenequa home was designed to be built in two phases.

The first phase of the construction includes the primary structure and living areas for the family. The second phase will be completed later and will consist of a glass-roofed swimming pool area and a suite for visiting family members.

The house was designed to be visually small from the entryway but to use the steep slope of the building site to provide maximum views and connections to the lake, according to the architect.

Village officials approved the project about three years ago, according to Village Administrator Robert Douglas.

Douglas said there was no opposition to the unique design of the house.

The property is in an isolated wooded area on Pine Lake at the end of a private drive off Highway 83.

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

The Art of the Bicycle: 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 26, Delafield Arts Center, 719 Genesee St., Delafield. Diane Lehman, Peter Kudlata and Wheel & Sprocket. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays and by appointment, Free www.delafieldartscenter.org.

Organ Concert: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc Music Club is hosting a concert by renowned organist Dr. Simone Gheller. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free.

Yuletide Faire: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. $4 in advance or $5 at the door for adults and $1 in advance or $2 at the door for children under 15. Features strolling minstrels and costumed characters, puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting, children’s craft workshops, children’s holiday shopping, live music, silent auction, children’s book sale, natural toys, 35 vendors, warm food, homemade desserts, candies, nuts and other treats. 

Fashionable Tidings Gala Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Holiday fashions of local clothiers Paul Bruce Goodman and Liebling Leather. Music by Brusubardis String Ensemble. Lunch includes shrimp scamp and angel hair pasta with vegetables provencale. Wine tasting  and auction. Benefits Waukesha Choral Union. $35. Call (414) 297-9310 for tickets. www.choralunion.org.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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