By Becky Peck | Photographed by Shanna Wolf
Looking out a window and not seeing water wouldn’t feel natural to Joe McCormick. The Madison-born real estate developer and builder has lived most of his life on or near Lake Mendota. And when he’s not home, you can often find McCormick and his fiancée, Jane Carroll, sailing during summers in Madison or Door County, and in the winter, the Caribbean.
However, when not on the water, the couple and their families enjoy water views and sunsets from their Shorewood Hills residence. Reminiscent of homes you would find in Nantucket and other quaint East Coast communities, the Shingle Style home was designed and built by McCormick. After all, it’s his business. And just as he takes pride in his professional projects, he was passionate about creating a comfortable, livable home for his family. Influenced by the work of Shingle Style architect Robert A. M. Stern, the 7,500-square-foot home is a dramatic landmark on the shore. Rising three stories from lake level and featuring a saltwater infinity pool overlooking the lake, the exterior of the home is just as spectacular as the interior. The weathered look of the exterior, true to the Shingle Style, includes cedar siding and a cedar shake roof, complete with a cupola and weathervane, and limestone accents. Bold, white columns frame the front entrance, which features a charming front porch, complete with white Mission-style slat rocking chairs.
A Viking range complete with center griddle becomes the center stage for family breakfasts where pancakes are often on the menu.
This home was featured in the Madison: Autumn 2016 issue.
For more photos of our featured Madison homes, visit the Madison Gallery page.
NEI-TURNER MEDIA GROUP
400 Broad Street, Unit D
Lake Geneva, WI 53147