Tickets available for purchase online for $30 through Friday, July 26th.
Tickets ordered after July 19th will not be mailed. They will be available for pick up on the day of the event, Tuesday, July 30th (8am – 12pm) at:
Door County Visitor Bureau
1015 Green Bay Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Tickets at Outlets
Tickets available for purchase (check or cash only) at outlets beginning July 1st for $30 until the day of the event and $35 on the day of the event at the following locations:
Door County Coffee & Tea Co.
Door County Visitor Bureau
Main Street Market
Door County Medical Center Gift Shop
Nicolet National Bank - Main Branch in Sturgeon Bay
Tickets at Each Home
Tickets are available for purchase (check or cash only) at each home for $35 on the day of the event.
The walk features beautiful Door County homes, gardens, local artists and a featured Art Gallery.
Guests visiting 3 Sevens will no doubt feel the nod of respect that the current owners have toward the past life of their property. Although the home was built in 2017, some of the previous charm that dates back to the late 1800s still stands today. While the original farmhouse had been removed prior to purchase, the owners were careful to preserve two of the former structures that were on the land. The original carriage house to the south is now used as a workshop, and the former milk shed now functions as a garden shed for the family. Both of these historic buildings are “works in progress” since they continue to serve as useful outbuildings.
3 Sevens Home 3777 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay
This European style farmhouse, built by Bill Forest, was designed by the homeowner along with Ken Alberts. With 3,100 square feet of living space, the home was specifically placed and designed to enhance the natural beauty of the lot, as well as to take advantage of the view of Pottawatomie Park. The living areas, which are open to each other, enjoy these open views and make both day-to-day living, as well as entertaining, all that much more rewarding.
The repetition of black exterior details is noted in the windows, metal roof, lighting and custom brackets and leads family and friends through to the gorgeous foyer where the eye can follow the light to the view beyond. This light, along with the vaulted beamed ceiling, two story fireplace, shiplap walls, and custom-stained oak floors cohesively brings all of the elements of the area together. Functional living was clearly not forgotten in the materials or details such as the recessed television in the fireplace. As lovely as this space is, the patio beckons just outside the windows, mirroring the same custom-dyed concrete of the entryway. The kitchen is yet another delight of form and function with the style of the home considered in the decision to house all appliances behind closed doors, enabling counter tops to remain clear in keeping with the clean lines of the home. The large kitchen island is multi-functional as it allows for storage, prep work, serving, and eating. Just beyond the kitchen is the bar area which has its own separate wine fridge, sink and counter space, and additional storage. Conveniently located near the kitchen, the office alcove, laundry, and powder room all add dedicated spaces for today’s living as well as ample storage.
This home has three bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. The home was designed to provide privacy for both the owners and their guests. On one side, the master bedroom suite with fireplace includes a dressing area, a large walk-through closet, and a luxurious bathroom. This fabulous bath boasts two vanities, a soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and heated floors.
The two guest bedrooms occupy the opposite side of the home. One room has direct access to the patio while the other has an attached art studio and storage room. Both rooms provide custom built-ins and share a bath complete with a spa tub, large vanity, and walk-in shower. Accessible one-story living is the hallmark of this beautiful home and is evident in the touches of convenience found everywhere in the house.
Outside, form and function were, once again, created beautifully in the shade garden where a dry riverbed is used for water run-off. The collaboration of two landscapers, as well as the work of the owners, began in 2017. Understanding that landscaping is not completed in one stroke, the owners planted over 25 evergreens to begin the project and have added perennial gardens and grasses to complement their home’s exterior. This year they plan to add raised garden beds and a rear patio for outdoor cooking. In addition, future plans include a gazebo and hard surface patio near the water. Clearly, this home combines a love of history, nature, and design that exudes the living style of Door County.
Board Home 4643 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay
This beautiful home, designed by Henry Isaksen of Sturgeon Bay, was built by C&C Custom Builders of Green Bay in the winter/spring of 2013-2014. With 4,300 square feet of finished space, this open concept home was designed to take advantage of the breathtaking view.
When approaching the home, family and friends are welcomed by the God’s Eye carving of western red cedar of the front door. This pause of appreciation allows one to also take in the cornerstone commemorating the year and family name of the owners of the original house on this location, along with the year and name of the current building and owners. This attention to detail, as well as the respect for the former home and occupants, sets the stage for a home that has been built with a deep respect for the past. The graphic of the setting sun on the stone corresponds with the headstone over the front door to the stone house built by Tom Laurie in 1870 and is located on the property to the south. This property, another Door County treasure, has been held by a member of the Laurie family since 1850.
Inside, the entry to the living room is through a large arch. The 20 foot tall ceiling provides for the large expanse of windows that showcase a stunning view of the bay. The arch is repeated to the left of the living room and leads to the kitchen and dining room, designed by Sue Walters and Tina Wies. The fabulous flooring is Amendium, which is a Brazilian hardwood. To the south of the kitchen/dining room is a hallway leading past a half bath and the laundry room.
To the right of the entry, a hallway leads to the master suite. Once again, the view is the focal point in this room. The bathroom has a large shower with etchings of a dolphin, a sparrow, and a fish honoring past family members. To the right is a walk-in closet. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, each with its own bath. One has a deck, and both have those fabulous views.
Going down the stairs, there are red glass doors on a shadow box that holds a goblet collection honoring the owner’s family. The large family room/man cave hosts friends and family while they “Back the Pack” on game days. A wet bar, wine room, and a full bath round out the amenities in this entertainment space. Access from a walkout to the pool is also found on the lower level.
Outside, a main level wrap-around deck accentuated with a hot tub is part of the beautiful vista that includes a gazebo and gorgeous outdoor sculptures from the family’s collection.
Just as the outside provides so many opportunities to enjoy the sculptural artwork, there are many pieces of German and Swiss art pieces inside, as well as fine examples from Door County artists. This home is yet another lovely example of the appreciation of all that is Door County.
Mariner Shore Home 7479 Mariner Rd, Egg Harbor
Welcome to Mariner Shore! This stunning home graces its natural site on beautiful Green Bay with as much panache as it would on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. It gives Door County one more reason to be defined as “The Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Built in 2015, by Reineck Builders, this 5,630 square foot home with 200 feet of shoreline offers a classic Door County experience both indoors and out.
The landscape architect left no detail out, as is noted in the hand-cut glacial stone pillars that mark the entrance to the property. Built in a craftsman style, this lakefront house showcases the charm we expect from a Door County home and includes an array of the latest state-of-the-art technology design that includes: geothermal heat and air, in-floor heat, built-in sound system, remote security system, and LED lighting both indoors and out.
Upon entering, family and guests are surrounded by bespoke interiors that have thoughtfully been crafted with white-washed shiplap, repurposed Jim Beam distillery beams, soaring fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and oak flooring. With the use of an open concept plan, nearly every room has the benefit of direct views of the water and glorious evening sunsets. Having the water as a focal point in the rooms might easily distract the eye from the interior, except for the fact that they complement the natural elements of the outdoors so well!
The gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry is any cook’s dream, and it is easy to imagine the good times and meals that would be a part of such a wonderful space. With the dining area, complete with bar, adjacent to the kitchen, there is a seamless flow that allows for easy entertainment that helps guests feel at home to serve themselves or pitch in with meal prep.
Also on the first floor, the master suite enjoys the west view over the bay. Having an extra sitting room/office enables the owners to catch the sunsets when they are not in the main area of the home. Two other guest suites are also located on the first floor and provide both comfort and convenience for family and friends.
A custom iron staircase with industrial cabling leads to the second floor. This area provides two more bedrooms with a full bath as well as a family room and game/exercise room.
On the lakeside of the house, the amenities continue with an outdoor kitchen on the patio that includes a Wolf grill and burner units, sink, refrigerator, and beer tap. The custom in-ground pool is surrounded by hand-cut lanon stone slabs. A recessed four foot diameter fire pit provides a toasty place to sit on a chilly Door County evening. There is even a fish cleaning station that boasts a sink, refrigerator, and both hot and cold water!
Mariner Shore, surrounded by the natural beauty of its surroundings, is truly the essence of what we all love about Door County. Nantucket could only be so lucky!
Door County Retreat on the Juddville Riviera 4360 Juddville Rd, Fish Creek
The long and winding road that leads to the door of this breathtaking property reminds you of something you’ve seen before--maybe from a movie, maybe from a descriptive novel. You really can’t remember, but you know the feeling. You are drawn to see the home at the end of the lane. You know it just has to be fabulous, and it does not disappoint. This home is the loving collaboration of two women who never met each other but share the same story of being similar characters in life – women with personal goals who also want to give back to their communities and understand the importance of their homes to their endeavors.
This home was originally built in 2001, by Great Northern/Tom Birmingham. Records from the past prove that the original owner, Edith “Maggy” Magerstadt found inspiration from the home in a house called Stoughton, in Cambridge, MA. Maggy, as she was known to all who loved and admired her, was an actress at Peninsula Players, and although she played a number of characters over the years, she was known to be quite the character herself! It was Maggy who dubbed the land “The Juddville Riviera”, and she had the bespoke house built to hold parties, people, and good conversation for all who were lucky enough to get the invitation or come along for the ride. It seems only fitting that the current owner has much the same idea of opening up the home for rentals, leadership and entrepreneurial retreats, and, of course, the get-togethers that homes such as this make happen.
At 6,475 square feet, the home sits on six acres of property with 300 feet of coveted shoreline. The larger home was renovated by Reineck Builders and shares the property with a historic cabin from Peninsula State Park that Maggy had moved to the property years ago. It also now boasts a gorgeous pool and hot tub, an extensive outdoor kitchen and lounge area, a sound system that can be enjoyed both inside and out, and new landscaping. Maggy would surely have approved of this renovation!
The entrance has a lovely foyer with a staircase that beckons the eye up and allows for the anticipation of what will be seen there. On the first floor, there is a beamed living area just made for conversation, binge watching some wonderful series, reading a book, or simply enjoying the fire in the Door County fieldstone fireplace. The fireplace mantle and beamed ceiling are both repurposed wood from a Jim Beam Distillery. This room is connected on one side to an office and sewing room. The other side holds an entertaining space with a bar, wine fridge, pantry, and a table that must host some serious dinner parties! The kitchen, with quartz countertops, is both beautiful and functional and is adjacent to the dining room. A beam holds the whole area together with its solid presence and repeats the wood details from the living room. The entire layout is charmingly casual and not in the least bit pretentious. There are two half baths on either side of the kitchen – one specifically for those who were poolside. Behind this area is the luxurious, yet comfortable, master suite.
Wait! Another staircase? Now you really want to see what is upstairs! These stairs lead to a coaching and yoga studio and are used for retreats, private coaching and mentoring, and the home to quite a few brainstorming sessions for several Door County charities. This space is inspiring as well as motivating.
Upstairs, the intriguing layout makes it interesting to view each of the four bedrooms. One is up a tiny staircase and has its own front terrace; one has a beautiful bay view, and one has twin beds. These three bedrooms share a large bath. Another guest suite is on this floor as well and boasts its own patio. Rounding out the amenities for the second floor is a laundry room, that although renovated, is original to the house.
The entire house has a seamless, repetitive style – from the engineered hardwood floors, to the moldings and trim work, the light fixtures, the color palette, and hardware used throughout. Each room has its own unique style but is in relation to the entire home.
The historic cabin on the property has also had a recent remodel but exudes its original charm with an inviting front porch and a cozy fireplace. It has been updated with a new kitchen and carpeting , and it sleeps six people upstairs. Maggy lived in this cabin at one time. She hosted many actors and writers from all over the country during her years here.
There is no doubting the illustrious and colorful past of these two houses. It is easy to imagine the good times in days gone by as both homes have a tangible energy to them that speaks to people who can feel the soul of a house. Many have remarked about it, even if they haven’t been quite able to put the feeling into words. Would Maggy be grateful and approve of the current owner, her renovations, and future plans for women’s retreats? We think most definitely that she would!
Future plans for this property are to host retreats as well as for leadership entrepreneurial coaching and mentoring.
KipDee Home 1715 Waters End Rd, Sister Bay
What would we do without our quintessential old cottages and cabins that grace Door County with their historic charm? They hold much significance for those who still appreciate the hard work that was originally put into them, the stories that have kept them alive, and the owners who renovate them instead of tearing them down. With all of that in mind, KipDee, in Sister Bay, is a true Door County treasure that has been lovingly renovated to its current beauty. With the oldest found tax bill (date 1900), the house was originally built prior to that date. The current owners state that it was “masterfully built with hardwood floors, crown molding, and numerous windows that allow so much amazing light throughout the entire home.” Clearly a labor of love and respect, the renovation – both inside and out – has been thoughtfully done to allow for today’s life while maintaining the home’s original charm and character. With 1,400 square feet of finished space, this farmhouse style home has two sitting areas, a kitchen, a 3-season room, two bedrooms, and two baths in the main house.
KipDee has been furnished for both the owners’ and the home’s unique personality. Both are reflected everywhere that you look as you walk through the home. In the kitchen, open shelving serves as the perfect spot to enjoy the owner’s antique and coastal inspired dishes. Adjacent to the kitchen is the 3-season room where the observer can easily imagine, as the owners says, “drinking morning coffee, reading a great book, listening to music, or enjoying a summer beverage.” They say it is their favorite room in the house!
Outside, the extremely large loft over the garage can sleep another seven people. With the addition of the loft, KipDee can sleep 16 people which speaks to the owners’ “all are welcome” philosophy. While sourcing and collecting the antique beds for the loft, the owners were fortunate enough to connect with one of the previous owners of a bed who was sorry to say goodbye to his childhood bed but thrilled to know that it was returning, after so many years, to Door County. That is just the way Door County is for so many of us!
KipDee has had many illustrious makeovers through the years. One owner, who had done extensive research on its history, noted that it has been a home for cherry picking migrants during the season years ago, a car repair shop, and the home to a musician/producer who worked in the loft area. In all, it has been home to seven known owners. If these walls could talk!
Outside, the current owners have also been busy developing the gardens that surround KipDee. With the age of their home in mind, the owners had the flagstone path built to connect the covered front porch to the back porch. Along with the perennial plantings, the walk looks like it has always been there! Although the potting shed is not technically part of the garden, make sure to check it out. It boasts the original stone steps and floors that remind many people of sights, sounds, and smells of days gone by. It is yet another magical part of this Door County treasure.
Woodwalk Gallery 6746 Co Rd G, Egg Harbor
The featured gallery for the 2019 House and Garden Walk is Woodwalk Gallery. If you attended last year’s Pop-Up Shop hosted by the gallery, then you’re in for another amazing experience. Browse the work of more than 70 artists while enjoying a morning coffee and scone, or take a break in the afternoon for a sweet treat as you stroll the gardens. You are guaranteed to walk away inspired! Throughout the day you will have opportunities to meet the artists and observe various demonstrations in the gorgeous surroundings of Woodwalk Gallery.
Raffle tickets will be available at the gallery for a chance to win a custom piece of furniture from Rustic By Design.
Here are some tips to make your experience more pleasant:
- Begin at any of the featured attractions listed. If one is too busy, start at another.
- At the first home you visit, you will receive an Event Booklet and a wrist band that will be used as admission to the remaining Homes and Art Gallery.
- You'll be asked to wear booties over your shoes to protect the homes. Please keep your booties and use throughout the day.
- Pictures cannot be taken inside the homes.
- Hostesses welcome your questions. Please ask! We know you will enjoy your day in Door County. We are delighted to share this event with you.
- We encourage you to support the local businesses listed on the website as they have exhibited a sincere interest in the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary and its efforts. They are deserving of your patronage and support.
- For updates, follow us on the Door County House & Garden Walk Facebook page.
Thank you to the following sponsors!
Door County Eye Associates
Main Street Market
Nicolet National Bank
Olson Dental, LLC
Pinkert Law, LLP
Sister Bay Bowl
Welcome Home Realty
Cornucopia Kitchen Shop
On Deck Clothing Co.
Sterling Landscape Services
Carlson & Erickson Builders
Door County Realty Inc.
Eagle Mechanical, Inc.
Ephraim Shores Resort
Evenson Laundry & Dry Cleaners
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club
Huehns Funeral Home
Jim Olson Motors
Julie’s Upscale Resale of Door County
Lakeshores landscape & design inc.
Leslie Ann's Boutique
Piggly Wiggly Sister Bay
The Shallows Resort
White Gull Inn
Borkovetz Plumbing, LLC
Door County Historical Society
Door County Maritime Museum
Meissner Landscape, Inc.
Camelot Paper, Inc.
Deb and Scott Davis
Door County Master Gardeners Association
Door County Maritime Museum
Kari Kessel Graphic Design
Marti and Gary Ziegelbauer for Legacy Brands
Tina M. Gohr Photography
Shuttle Transportation Sponsor:
Main Street Market
For more information, call (920) 746-1071, option 3 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org