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You can see by her portfolio that Denise has tackled just about every type of home design project in the book. From new construction to complete renovation to simple solutions for those little projects.  Not only does Denise look at a project as an architect, she also is a master at interior design.  She designs your space with your finished product in mind, and will help you achieve the space that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Renovation

Beautifully sited on Lake Monona and originally designed with details and millwork throughout the house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, including a quote by FLW on the red fireplace wall. Previous renovations ignored the home’s character. We updated those spaces to reflect the spirit and design details to match the beauty of the rest of the house.

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Interior – Exterior Overhaul

Do you have the right location but wrong house? This project proves that you can have both, without tearing down. The owners and neighbors are thrilled with the result!

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Llama Farm Transformation

Transformation inside and out! The family is thrilled with their updated sunny and welcoming house which bears almost no resemblance to its dark and dreary former self.

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Updated Victorian with Master Suite

It’s not easy to take a 6 bedroom, 1 bathroom Victorian and make it livable for today’s family, while respecting the classic structure of the era. We’re happy with the result, and so was the client!

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Raise the Roof

The upstairs in this home could not contain this growing family! Our seamless addition provided ample new space without disrupting the character of the house.

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Exterior Reno to Prairie Style

The homeowner loved prairie style architecture but didn’t think it was possible with her existing house. A total exterior transformation was accomplished by removing the second floor shingle siding, raising the flat roofs to prairie style hip roofs and providing a sense of entry with the welcoming front porch, featuring prairie style column design. Nothing was modified on the interior except the windows above the entry on the second floor.

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Soar to New Heights on University Bay Dr

Four seasons of fabulous! The addition of a new family room, master suite , screen porch and basement space created a home the owners never want to leave! The work also included a kitchen renovation with powder room and mudroom updates.

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Waterfront New Construction

What do you do when you’ve found your dream location? You build your dream home! This gem on Lake Monona focuses on lake living and enjoying the view from every room.

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Attic Master Suite

Do you yearn for a master ensuite but don’t think you have the room? It just takes a practiced eye, some creativitiy and plenty of experience to turn your dream into a reality.

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Craftsman Kitchen Off Monroe

Featured on HGTV’s “Bang for your Buck,” this renovation used a small addition to make a tiny kitchen a usable space for a baker and his partner to work in harmony.

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Kitchen with Two Islands

The second island was actually a replacement for that old oak round table that used to connect the kitchen and living spaces. The prep space stays clear but the family can stay near.

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New Craftsman

What do you get when you take traditional craftsman style and infuse it with all of the modern amenities and a more open-living concept? You get an amazing place to call home.

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Lake Mendota Views Celebrated

Let the sunshine in! Ideally located, this home just wasn’t getting the most of its space and the fabulous view of Lake Mendota. The master suite addition, along with a relocated and updated kitchen were oriented with unobstructed views of the lake. Every corner of the house has panoramic views!

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Basement ReDo

There is incredible potential for your home’s basement! Whether it’s room for the kids to play or hangout, or a private guest area, this is the place to maximize living space.

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Northwoods in the City

A happy client is the true mark of success: “Our results were wonderful. Our home was transformed. Even better than we imagined. We wouldn’t change a thing.”

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Basement for Entertaining

Need some motivation for cleaning out your basement? You can double your living space with a renovation. Plus, now your guests (or adult children) have their own space.

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Bloom Bake Shop

We transformed a mexican-themed, cactus and avocado covered, interior space into a bright and airy cafe/bakery. Now a beloved community gathering space in the heart of Monroe Street.

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Sunroom Addition

The owner said that without this addition, she would have sold the house and moved. The seamless addition actually added a balance to the home’s exterior that wasn’t there originally.

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Waterfront Curb Appeal

Location is everything, but what if your house doesn’t belong? You don’t have to start from scratch when you think outside of the box. Or should we say, the gable?

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A Sense of Entry

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to turn a non-descript facia into a welcoming exterior. Updated windows, a portico over the entry and other small touches added a lot of curb appeal to this home.

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70’s Contemporary ReDo

We took the existing dining room and kitchen and flipped them around; then captured unused sunroom and put it all together for one amazing central gathering space. The island seats 10!

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Open Plan

This home needed a fresh start inside and out. With the help of an addition, we took a series of small dark spaces and opened it up to a kitchen and gathering place for the family.

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Old English Tudor Garage Addition

This clever addition maximized studio space for the family artist, while providing much needed garage and storage space. We continued the tudor style with some updated flare.

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Marina Condos

Sometimes starting from scratch is even more difficult than a remodel. That’s where we come in! We can help shape your vision into a home that reflects your lifestyle.

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Jefferson Street Craftsman Renovation

A classic, untouched, craftsman in the Vilas neighborhood goes from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. This beauty inspires neighbors to consider the possibilities of their own property.

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Nakoma Renovation for Busy Family

This project was about creating an open plan while maintaining the character of the individual spaces. The bonus was fitting in a 1st floor powder room in the process.

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Monroe St Condo

Monroe Street Condo

This fun and funky loft-style condo is perfect for the hip-happening Monroe Street neighborhood. Industrial loft meets contemporary to create one amazing space.

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Lake Mendota 50s Ranch

Featured in the 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour. By adding just 300 SF, this cramped, outdated house was transformed into a spacious, light-filled beauty!

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Dudgeon Monroe Home Reimagined

Make the most of your space! This project included an office/bedroom addition, a screened porch, deck, roof deck, outdoor storage structure, complete kitchen remodel and a master bedroom suite.

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Nakoma Classic Updated for a Modern Family

From dated to dramatic! This project included a family room and master suite addition to provide modern comfort to this classic home. The kitchen got a much-overdue facelift and with the new dining room is perfect for entertaining. Practical updates for the teens to spread out were included in the basement and mudroom updates.

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A Kitchen for Entertaining

Love to entertain but don’t think you have the space? This renovation took a few awkward rooms and turned them into a gorgeous kitchen where the hostess truly is the life of the party.

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50s Kitchen Reno

It’s not the 1950’s anymore, so we chose custom-made red birch cabinetry with sleek quartz countertops. Clean lines, good flow and natural light brought it into the 21st century.

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Retirement By The Bay

re·tire /rəˈtī(ə)r/ – 1) to withdraw, or go away or apart, to a place of privacy, shelter, or seclusion. When you have more time to spend at home – make sure you love where you live!

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Exterior Transformation

If you hate the way your house looks from the outside, but love everything else about your home, see how some minor changes can make a major impact. Imagine the possibilities!

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Exterior Curb Appeal

Don’t give up on your house because the exterior is drab! This home went from ho-hum to “Welcome Home!” with small changes that made a big impact.

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Kitchen and Master Suite Addition

After multiple additions this home needed updated finishes and a better flow with visual connection between spaces. The kitchen/dining and family room addition allows the family to be connected while still maintaining individually defined spaces in scale with the older home. A first-floor powder room fits nicely in the previous front hall closet.

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Pine Clearwood Architects

Casual And Classic Kitchen Update

One of several projects that we’ve done with this client, this remodel took this kitchen from dreary to dynamite! The cabinets are actually bleached walnut which is a modern twist on this classic wood.

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