6971 East Ski Hill Road
Sauk County, Wisconsin
Mailing City - Reedsburg WI
$879,000



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Spaces - vertical and horizontal, carefully coordinated to create a formal - and informal atmosphere. The home is flooded with natural light.  Anderson windows throughout - many extend to floor for maximum effect.  
Kitchens are always the traditional gathering place for visiting friends and relatives - and this centrally located room has the perfect blend of open concept and efficiency.  Solid surface and granite countertops, abundance of high quality cabinets make it a chef's dream.
     
 

Open Spaces! Extraordinary ceiling height creates elegance - beautiful stairs accent this amazing living area.
 
Attention to details - as in this hand-crafted stairway and fine woodwork - visible throughout home.
     
 
Lovely views of a private, terraced yard with wood and sandstone backdrop - through an array of windows.  
Lower level has room for game area, home theater, and includes views and natural light.  High ceilings and abundant recessed ighting enhance the spaces.
     
 
Lighting is everything - and this home has an array of windows in nearly every space.  Sunlight streams through the home from every angle.
 
Kitchens are the traditional gathering place in every home, and this gorgeous and functional space features solid surface and granite countertops, fine hardwood cabinetry, top-of-line appliances and more...
 

Kitchen (yes those are cookies - fresh from the oven) opens to a sun-filled dining /solarium with a stunning array of windows - all offering views of woods, hills and an occasional whitetail. Unique wood panels disguise the top-of-line refrigerator
  Custom features abound - this area can be use to serve a glass of fine wine - or store the ingredients for the cookies...

*This home was built with a method known as ICF - Insulating Concrete Forms -
a premium construction technique ensuring strength, energy efficiency and durability.

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) result in cast-in-place concrete walls that are sandwiched between two layers of insulation material. These systems are strong and energy efficient. Common applications for this method of construction are low-rise buildings, with property uses ranging from residential to commercial to industrial.

Traditional finishes are applied to interior and exterior faces, so the buildings look similar to typical construction, although the walls are usually thicker.

Insulating concrete forms, or ICFs, are forms used to hold fresh concrete that remain in place permanently to provide insulation for the structure they enclose. Their history dates back to after World War II, when blocks of treated wood fibers held together by cement were used in Switzerland. In the 1940s and 1950s, chemical companies developed plastic foams, which by the 1960s allowed a Canadian inventor to develop a foam block that resembles today’s typical ICFs. Europeans were developing similar products around the same time.

In the 1980s and 1990s, some American companies got involved in the technology, manufacturing blocks and panels or planks. By the mid-1990s, the Insulating Concrete Form Association (ICFA) was founded to do research and promotion of the products, working toward building code acceptance. They also worked with the Portland Cement Association to build awareness of this type of construction. Although there were some obstacles—costs could be greater than frame construction because people didn’t understand the system, builders had to work closely to get code approval, and materials were proprietary—the number of insulating concrete forms producers grew. As a result, competition increased and costs moderated.

The new companies developed variations and innovations to distinguish one system from another. Over time, some ICF manufacturers consolidated, leading to a smaller number of larger companies. Because insulating concrete forms systems offered performance benefits like strength and energy efficiency and were initially more expensive to construct, the first target market was high end home construction. Custom home clients were willing and able to pay extra for the premium quality. As word of ICFs grew and innovations reduced manufacturing and installation costs, builders began using the forms for mid-price-range homes. Some production builders now create entire large developments using insulating concrete forms.

In the past, single family residential accounted for about 70 percent of ICF construction—versus about 30 percent for commercial or multifamily uses—but the products are suitable for all these applications, and larger buildings appear to be a growing market for ICFs. They have become popular for a variety of commercial projects including apartments or condos, hotel/motel, retail, and even movie theaters.  



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  Bob Sprysl
Realtor
608-225-9626
Lisa Kratcha
Realtor
608-279-1505
  Affiliated with Restaino and Associates of Madison, WI



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