Actaea Works Salon & Spa

Milwaukee, WI
New Construction, Renovation
Converting A Rundown House Into An Elegant Spa

At A Glance

  • SUMMARY: Renovation and addition to a Victorian residence to create a salon and spa
  • SIZE: 1,000 sf addition, 1,800 sf renovation
  • COMPLETION: 2006
  • OWNER: Actaea Works, LTD
  • AWARDS: Mayor’s Design Award
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Project Overview

This Victorian two-story residence from the late 1800s with finely crafted woodwork and stained glass doors and windows was converted into a unique, modern salon and spa.  A 1,000-square-foot, one-story addition pushes the front of the building closer to Kinnickinnic Avenue giving it a presence on the street and improving pedestrian access.

An introverted indoor/outdoor space creates the needed privacy for spa services.  It includes a terraced garden along with cascading decks along with a fence for privacy.  The design seamlessly adds modern touches while maintaining its Victorian character.

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