Visit Binkhaven with Elliot Taillon

Binkhaven is a real-life Norwegian fantasy nestled in Door County, Wisconsin. Enjoy this conversation with owner Elliot Taillon about the story behind Binkhaven as well as a guided virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind historic cottage that is filled to the brim with one of the biggest collections of American rosemaling in the country. Not only is the main building designed in a Nordic theme, but two of the cottages on the property were also imported from Telemark, Norway! Inside there are nine painted ceilings by one of Norway’s most famous rosemalers, Sigmund Aarseth, who visited the home on ten separate occasions to paint the extensively detailed interiors. The furnishings include pieces imported from Norway and Sweden, custom-made pieces replicating furniture from Scandinavian museums, and hundreds of objects with rosemaling from the most devoted Nordic artists of the Midwest.

Learn more about Elliot here.

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