Designer JoAnne Norgle and homeowner Bethany Keown joined forces to create a bold statement with texture and pattern in this Lake Geneva lakefront home. Built by Matustik Builders, Heritage had the opportunity to make some of their ideas come to life using suspended planks, mantels, and an extended island top.
Master Bath / Evanston, IL
Heritage provided rustic beams that visually stun to accentuate this sublime bathroom renovation by GoGo Design Group.
Potting Shed / Lake Geneva
In collaboration with Lowell Custom Homes, Heritage installed a beautifully functional indoor/ outdoor hideaway that welcomes the most creative gardener to spill a little dirt.
Lake House / Lake Geneva
The Mau’s are ready to get cozy in their mountain lodge inspired Lake Geneva home. Interior Designer Ann Kottler from Ann Kottler Home teamed up with Matustik Builders to make this home extra special. Heritage provided beams, mantels, barn doors, cladding, corbels, and installed the basement bar (which included engraved initials from the misses to the mister).
Living Room Mantel / Hampshire, IL
We call this special mantel The Alanna, named after the beauty who conceptualized it for her home. Both are gorgeous.
1776 / Crystal Lake, IL
A local favorite that you may not believe was an old Kentucky Fried Chicken. We worked with the vision of owner Rhienna Trevino, and created the custom bar, beam wraps, hostess stand and entry way partition along with pub tables, a mantel, custom menu holders and whisky tasters.
Ann Kottler Homes and Matustik Builders worked alongside Jason and Kristin Rossi to complete their vision of achieving instant character by bringing in Heritage reclaimed wood to their beautiful new space.
Custom Table / Evanston, IL
This oval Heritage table was custom made with a pedestal base and 10’ leaf extension.
Longtime Heritage friends Jeff and Alanna Harbeck contracted us to provide barn wood wall cladding and shelving for a recent kitchen install.
Basement Renovation / Burlington, WI
Mark and Dawn commissioned Heritage to turn their basement into a veritable speakeasy complete with authentic barn wood wall cladding and a permanent home for the notorious super bar.
Lake Home / Delavan, WI
This home was custom built to be a welcome landing spot for family. Choice Heritage pieces include the “Viking Picnic Table”, a custom banquette, office desktop, bedroom wall cladding, and basement mantel.
For this Premier Home constructed in Williams Bay, Heritage milled and installed a mixed hardwood floor of 4”, 5”, 6”, and 7” slats with a standard finish. Heritage also provided wall cladding material, a mantel, and an interior post.
Entryway / Mukwonago, WI
This custom sliding entry way barn door beckons all visitors to open it and see what they may find.
Coyote Canyon / Eagle, WI
Heritage was brought in to update and renovate this southwestern themed local spot in Eagle, WI. We used reclaimed wood to change the dining aesthetic of the place.
An immense reclaimed pine floor installed and finished for this new lake side home.
Builder: Sasser and Roe Inc.
Vacation Home / Abbey Springs
This home in Abbey Springs was a vacation renovation project that involved a Heritage 7’ x 7’ gathering table, ceiling cladding, and a custom barn door headboard.
Vacation Home / Lauderdale Lakes
This was a volume prep job: over 90 antique barn wood beams from our stock chosen to our client’s specifications. The beams were kiln dried, hand cleaned, sanded and sealed, then sorted for delivery. Because it was a prep job (not an install), it was all the more striking when we saw Heritage beams beautifying the finished space.
Heritage Showroom / Elkhorn, WI
The Laura Design Company partnered with us to create showroom and congenial office space in the hay mow of the Heritage barn. We added a stage, recreational game area, and a beautiful whitewashed conference room complete with a 9’ long farmers conference table.
Kristin Kieffer is a letterpress printer just over the Wisconsin border in Harvard, Illinois where an old farm equipment factory is now home to artist, maker and small business spaces. Under the name September Ink, Kristin moved into a downstairs loft where she designs and prints custom stationery on antique letterpress equipment.
Lindsay Klix is a potter, a mother, and a philosopher, maybe not in that order, but for sure all at the same time. During our phone conversation Lindsay was answering my questions, sanding different pottery pieces, and checking on her kids who seemed to be playing idyllically upstairs. I was duly impressed. I’ve combed through the Off Your Rocker website and social media feeds and have surmised that this is a woman who, while self-reportedly not leaving her house much, gets things done.
One time, last Monday, there was a dog named Cooper. He was everything a dog should be: loyal, cheerful, adventurous. He had become the official mascot of the Heritage crew, making himself at home in the shop and in the barn, keeping everybody chipper and honest and on their toes.
How can we ever pick the top 10 out of all the amazing things that have happened in 2018? We have loved every moment (almost!), and here are a few unique jobs and happenings that made 2018 shine a little brighter than we expected.
It’s a Heritage Holiday and we’ve been ringing it in with a game night and an Italian feast! At Heritage, our team isn’t just a team, it’s a family, so we decided to do what families do when they get together: hang out, play games, and eat. Check, check, and check some more. Starting early Saturday evening we enjoyed our new digs at Heritage North with bevvys and snacks followed by competitive games complete with prizes and a little bit of gloating. Afterwards we jingled all the way to a fancy dinner out.
A tough guy butler opens the massive front door ushering us into a cozy office. “Whaddaya say?” he inquires, asking us to declare our secret entry phrase. We chanted, “This tomato gave me the icy mitt at the petting factory.” We’re then allowed clandestine passage down to a secret round wine room encased in beautiful aged wood crowned with brick.
Not so very long ago, yours truly (Heritage Beam and Board) had the honor of being featured in At The Lake, a glossy publication serving the Lake Geneva area. Our team took a a quick time out from the hard work of custom crafting old growth barn wood to introduce the nice magazine folks to our little shop of fun. These are some of the pics that didn't make it in the article, and we thought we'd share them here.
Six years ago, a few friends had a little dream. They thought they’d take down a few barns, make some really cool custom furniture, and call it a small side project. What they didn’t know was how much they were going to dig that little dream, and how much people loved well-crafted custom pieces.
Inspiration happens from whatever speaks to our hearts, our souls, and our minds. The artistic bent in us lights up and turns to use that inspiration to create beauty and art. Our customers have been inspired by so many things, and this time it was Melville's monster of a novel: Moby-Dick.