Architecture Inspiration - Paine Art Center and Gardens - Wisconsin

Architecture Inspiration

In a New Light

During the Summer of 2014, the Paine Art Center and Gardens replaced more than 300 incandescent light bulbs in the historic mansion with new high efficiency LED bulbs. 

Gate and Bench

Near its original location, this gate once connected Nathan and Jessie’s gardens to the gardens of Nathan’s brother, Edward. It now provides a romantic backdrop to the Reception Garden. The bench was donated in 2013 in memory of Jane Gabrilska by her son and daughter.

Photo by Stolley Studio

Lintel and Columns

The decorative lintel over the door to the Breakfast Room features oak leaves carved from Kasota limestone. Ornate Corinthian capped columns frame each side of the doorway.

Photo by Lisa Madden

Wrought Iron Window

Purely a decorative feature, this wrought iron window is built into a limestone wall adjoining the back of the mansion. The window frames a stunning view across the back lawn.

Rear Facade - Paine Art Center and GardensPhoto by Eric Reischl

Rear Façade

The Paine mansion was designed to look as if it was built over three centuries in evolving English styles. The northeast, rear corner of the house was to appear as if it was the oldest section of the house with post-and-beam and brick construction.

Carriage House Doors - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Carriage House Doors

The garage doors to the carriage house were fully dismantled and rebuilt as part of the recent renovation process. During special events the doors are swung open and provide a dramatic way to enter and exit the building.

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