Door County, Wisconsin USA is a peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan, known for spectacular views, limestone cliffs, and agriculture fields. The number of farmsteads in Door County, Wisconsin USA has reduced over time; many weathered pine-sided barns still exist. The ones left have a memorable quality to their stature. This single-family residence called, House for Beth, addresses the vernacular architecture of the area with a steep pitched steel roof, cedar siding left to age naturally, a lean-to in the rear, and a composition of square windows. The white trim surrounding the windows articulate along with the white fences compliment the natural ageing materials. The base of the exterior is cladded in a black paper and resin, maintenance-free Richlite material to protect the longevity of the cedar siding.
The orientation of the building situated among native grasses and evergreens, is east-west for optimal light gain. White wood fences emphasize the parking area and the entry pathway leading inside. The interior finishes are simple and clean; white drywall, pine wood floors, and bright color accents. The kitchen is fresh, with white casework and stone countertops highlighted by a blue-tile backsplash.