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August 13, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

La Maison de Deux Fleurs: Inspired Design and Inspiring Midwestern Luxury

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Just 270 miles north of Chicago in Door County, Wisconsin and situated between North Bay and Rowley’s Bay, the 1,000-acre Marshall’s Point peninsula is an ultra-secluded wonderland of relict boreal forest and ancient limestone ledges. Beyond the private entrance gate, a winding road leads to luxury living at its finest.

La Maison de Deux Fleurs is peacefully nestled into this surrounding woodland, and was designed by its original owner, and Royal Oak, Michigan-based architect Richard Bos, to pay tribute to the principles of organic architecture introduced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Following a series of 200 architectural drawings, the residence took two years to construct. The result is a successful marriage between towering white cedar, spruce and balsam fir and the home’s breathtaking exterior. Approached by a granite gravel driveway, impressive stone patios, custom cypress doors and windows, hand-cut cedar shingles, and hand-forged metalwork are all a testament to the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The interior, at once contemporary and traditional, maintains a feeling of warmth, and the home’s high-tech amenities are cloaked within a clean, rustic charm that lends itself perfectly to relaxation as well as entertaining. Inspired by both land and sea, the home’s expansive vaulted ceilings with exposed reinforcements mimic the hull of a sturdy wooden ship. An impeccable 14,000 square feet flow effortlessly from the living area, with its inviting inglenook, graceful waterfront windows, formal dining room and gourmet kitchen. From the foyer and adjoining day bath, corridors extend to the guestroom, dual offices and technology center, large octagonal library, and a three-season porch with an elaborate fireplace. The master suite is also located on the main floor and features expertly concealed media equipment, and massive shower overlooking peaceful gardens.

The main staircase of the residence ascends to a game room loft overlooking the living area, and leads to two additional suites – each with its own sitting area, walk-in closet, private bath, and stunning balcony. A third-story cupola accessed by a metal staircase houses the exercise room, and offers panoramic views of the woods, lake and sky.

This exclusive residence sits on approximately 21 wooded acres with 700 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, and boasts access to 600 additional acres shared with other Marshall’s Point property owners. The communal acreage features tennis courts, stables, hiking trails, gardens and pond, all maintained by the Marshall’s Point Association.

La Maison de Deux Fleurs is currently offered at $16,900,000. To view this exquisite property, contact Properties of Door County broker John D. Blossom at (920) 854-6444. Properties of Door County is an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates. Additional information and images of La Maison de Deux Fleurs can be found at www.christiesgreatestates.com.

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