Forseth Residence

This home near Arena, Wisconsin takes advantage of beautiful long distance views to the north while opening up to southern, forested views. The house sets into the hillside, allowing upper and lower level access directly to grade. Both levels are connected by a grand staircase, making natural airflow and ventilation within the home possible. The house includes a geothermal system for heating and cooling. A careful harvest of cherry trees from the site provided the material for interior trim, wood-floors and cabinetry. The pinwheel-shaped floor-plan design responds to the beautiful site, defining a variety of outdoor courtyards on different ground levels.