Sheboygan WI United States 53083
Windway is an historic residential property located north of Kohler, Wisconsin. It was built in 1937–1938 by Walter J. Kohler, Jr., future governor of Wisconsin and an executive of the Kohler Company.HistoryKohler commissioned architect William Deknatel, who had been an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1930s, to design the house.Kohler died in 1976 and his second wife Charlotte died in 1995.The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.The home is currently owned by Windway Capital Corporation and is used as a residence for artists participating in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center residency program.ArchitectureThe house is an example of International Style of architecture. The house was designed to accommodate Mr. Kohler, his first wife Marie Celeste, their three children, and three servants.The house is two levels roughly equal in area but with different, overlapping footprints. The first level is roughly "T' shaped with the main section running east-west with a guest room, study, play room, and dining room. The kitchen and laundry rooms extend to the north and the living room extends to the south. The garage is also on the first level but is separated from the main house with a drive-through from the driveway to the court.