Family Dental Care, L.L.C.
State-of-the-Art Dentistry Meets Victorian Style
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Russ Christian, DDS wanted more than a state-of-the-art facility for his dental practice. He was also intent on 'raising the bar' for the quality of commercial development in his hometown. Mount Horeb, Wisconsin prides itself on it's historical roots, and has recently been taking action to preserve its intact period architecture and urban design in the face of increasing pressure from development.
Russ has established a positive example with this 'historically sensitive' mixed use building, a well-detailed Victorian architectural treatment on a thoroughly modern body. As a proper urban building, it is sited close to the street, with the parking behind the building.
Russ's goal was to create "low fear, high comfort" dentistry, and every design choice is tested against that value. The scale of the building feels residential in size. In fact, the upper floor houses two apartments.The children's play space, the office furnishings, even the decorative Victorian bracket at the gable (recreated from the old house that used to be on the site) are all intended to put patients at ease.
Left and Above: Interior Views.