Winner – Decorative Residential
Location: Central Wisconsin
Owners: Jim & Lisa Pekar
Concrete Supplier: County Materials Corporation
Landscape Architect: Alchemy Concrete Inc.
Ready-mixed concrete was used in retaining walls, steps, heated entry porch, borders, drives, parking areas, walkways, aprons, and heated elevated back deck.
Creating a 15,000-plus square foot entry experience for vehicles and pedestrians required rigorous attention to design and engineering. Acknowledging and responding to physical and visual elements such as paving slope, alignment, and material transitions set the engineering baseline for the project. Heated, elevated decks required specific attention to engineering detail.
The framework for the motor court/entry court aesthetics revolved around both the entry experience from a vehicular/pedestrian perspective and the materials/ colors established by the lodge-like architecture of the house.
Utilizing the contrasting effects of charcoal/ Italian slate borders and soapstone-colored panels provided a beautiful, coherent entry experience for vehicles with the transition to charcoal/ Italian slate walkways & porch reinforcing the visual experience for pedestrians.
Ready-mixed concrete provided the variety, flexibility, and sustainability that reinforced the materials and beauty of a very unique home. 205 cubic yards of concrete was used.