2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Unique Architectural Features Overlooking 12th Fairway
About Judith Smith
I love the Spring Green area. I originally moved here in 1983 to work in the costume shop at American Players Theatre. Since then, I have worked at the Santa Fe Opera and The Goodman Theatre in Chicago enjoying painting and dyeing costumes. I have also worked professionally as a Textile Designer for Lands End and American Girl. I like to travel and visit parts of the world where beautiful costumes are still created by indigenous artisans. I collect textiles and enjoy having them around me in my home.
Judith Smith purchased this House in 2013
Why Judith Smith chose Spring Green
In 2013, I purchased this property. I was learning to golf and am an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style. When I learned this house was the first "model home" built for the resort and was designed by Wright's chief draughtsman, John Howe, I became even more thrilled! The home is unique to The House On the Rock Resort complex. It is independent of the resort but is part of it's former history. I have moved farther north of the SG region but my family and I love the house and want to continue to enjoy it as well as share it with others!
What makes this House unique
The first thing I notice about the property is the gorgeous tall pines surrounding it. Once inside the house, the view outside towards the golf course is spectacular. The outside comes inside through the expanse of windows! The space feels serene, open and light. The screen porch brings one even closer to nature. I love sitting there and listening to the spring peepers--or frogs! So many birds frequent my yard-bluebirds nest in the bird house, grosbeaks at the feeders. In the winter I have deer come right up to my windows. I also have noticed coyotes in the snow frolicking!
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Terrific property blended perfectly in the hills of the Wisconsin River. The house show-cases a Taliesin influence with furnishings both tasteful and comfortable. Immaculately clean... conveniently close to golf, APT and kayaking activities... we found the perfect home to enjoy our stay. The owner was terrific in all our contacts and was gracious throughout. I would highly recommend this find.
Perfect for us
We rented this property for a long weekend to attend plays at APT. The house was perfect for our needs: well appointed, clean, easy living. The styling was amazing! We will return.
This house was perfect for my mom & my husband & I & our dog, Katie. We loved the screen porch & the quiet & beauty of nature! Most comfortable & well supplied.
Heaven in Spring Green
Liz and I have been vacationing in Judy's home several times a year for the last four years, ever since she first opened it for rental, and we can't get enough! Not only is the home spacious and immaculate and so tastefully decorated with a serene greenery-filled view of the golf course through the flowing Frank Lloyd Wright-like panel of windows, but Judy's caring, unobtrusive presence can be felt throughout our stay. She leaves detailed instructions on everything the house has to offer and her cell number in case there is any kind of urgent problem. On our most recent visit the air conditioning didn't seem to be cooling enough and we called Judy who answered immediately and sent a repair person first thing in the morning. The house offers so much privacy and the beautiful neighboring mansions are quite a distance away. It's a joy to sit on her enclosed screened porch or outside on her patio with its comfortable chairs. We like to cook a lot and have guests over, and the kitchen has all the dinnerware and utensils one could need. After multiple visits, it has reached the point where we feel we are staying in our own home and I told Judy the only thing we really don't like is when we have to leave. We look forward to "coming home" many times in the future.
Beautiful property in a beautiful setting....also, so enjoyed seeing the Taliesin property and FLW’s beginnings nearby.
We had a nice, relaxing stay at this beautiful house. It was very clean and well laid out for a comfortable vacation. The linens were the nicest we’ve had at any vacation home we’ve stayed at! The views from the screened in porch were awesome. That’s where we spent most of our time. Actually, there were beautiful views from every room. There’s lots to do in the area. Would definitely stay here again!
Located only 45 minutes west of Madison, this home is in the heart of the Wisconsin River Valley. Enjoy close proximity to American Players Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, The House on the Rock Attraction (15 minutes away), Tower Hill State Park and it's historic Shot Tower, the WI River, and the town of Spring Green (pop.1622)-noted as one of the top 20 small towns in America by Smithsonian magazine in 2014.
The house is adjacent to The House on the Rock Resort and it's beautifully designed 27-hole golf course-----
The 18 hole Springs Course was designed by world renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and is rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest. The course winds along the valley floor, has generous landing areas and water hazards on nearly every hole.
Equally as challenging and visually breath-taking is the North Nine, designed by Roger Packard and Two-Time U.S. Open Champion Andy North. The course, also rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, offers dramatic changes in elevation and subtly sloped greens.
TALIESIN-Taliesin was the home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He first designed the home for himself in 1911. From that time until his death in 1959, Wright continuously changed the home and the surrounding landscape, which included buildings that he had designed for his family.
At the time of Frank Lloyd Wright's death, "Taliesin" referred to the home, the surrounding 600-acre estate, and 4 other Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center is your gateway to all things Frank Lloyd Wright. Overlooking the scenic Wisconsin River is a Wright-designed building where you can purchase a tour, shop in the Taliesin Bookstore, and enjoy a meal in the Riverview Terrace Cafe, all while taking in the picturesque view through windows which sweep the entire building.
The regular season runs May 1 through October 31 and includes six types of tours. House Tours are also available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in April and November. Because the Taliesin Estate is privately owned, it is accessible only on a guided tour.
All tours begin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, which is free and open to the public while tours are going on.
Riverview Terrace Cafe
The Riverview Terrace Cafe has a warm, friendly atmosphere with casual dining.
THE HOUSE ON THE ROCK-- a home built in the 1960s by architect Alex Jordan. Over the years, the house has expanded to house multiple fanciful rooms (like the Infinity Room, which juts out 200-feet over the forest below) and bizarre collections.
AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE-- a nationally-known and renowned theater that features plays outdoors and indoors. Each season APT features 6 plays in their Up the Hill Theatre, an outdoor stage that sits atop the valley within the woods, and 4 plays inside their intimate and captivating indoor Touchstone Theatre. Their touching, funny, dramatic plays are a must-see for those visiting the Spring Green area. The real treat are the plays Up the Hill, you will never see such great theater in such a beautiful, awe-inspiring setting. Watch the masterpieces of Shakespeare, Coward, Stoppard and others as you hear the crickets and birds chirping and gaze at the moon above. You may even see a play one night and the next day see the actors around Spring Green relaxing in a local cafe or bookstore!