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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

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Junk in the Trunk Group Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Over 30 families selling new and used items. Fundraiser for the eighth grade Washington D.C. trip this spring. www.stjerome.org/index.php.
Petlicious Annual Halloween Costume Contest: 12-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa, 2217 Silvernail Road, Waukesha. For Elmbrook Humane Society. Judging for best pet/owner theme, best pet costumes also dog food demonstrations, treats for dogs and humans, doggy ice cream, raffles, rescue groups and vendors. $5 donation (262) 548-0923.
Kinder Oktoberfest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Fowler Lake Park, N Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc. Event is a celebration of German culture and cuisine and includes live music, games, and German treats such as brats, sausages, pretzels.
International Food Festival/Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, North Prairie United Methodist Church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie. Sample seven ethnic foods. Dinner includes pie and beverage German potato salad and red cabbage, pasta shells, Greek salad, curry chicken, Swedish meatballs, pasties and pollo guisado. $10 adults, $9 seniors.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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