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Progressive, Record, Reporter, PinePress Gold Mountain Counlw Wednesday, Dec. 5:2001 3 oma club ouse reviewed Mountain masterminds planned grand scale for major clubhouse ;Clubhouse golf course con- ! almost complete, broke ground i has become the of the develop- more locals to construct uare-foot club- houses the Trading Post and Pro Shop, a pi- i.the largest full- kitchen in the Wig- featur- classic cuisine, Asian cuisine in the a wedding complete spa including indoor pools, a fit- steam room spa cuisine full service ;ilities. is the sec- est building in following the county's was con- years ago in 1924 Lloyd Wright cl to de- for the Country Club in Wis. of the initial en- for Wright's de- Nakoma Club- built. unclear why it built but it was the high cost for its construc- J in the )oft. Architects of- Nakoma design in 1995, Major roofline The vnajor wigwam, made of lapboard red cedar siding, is or- namented with patinated green copper panels on every fourth board and jewels spaced along them every foot, painted in red, blue and gold. Wright describes these jewels as a "field of flowers" and although laid regularly, they have a very random pattern. during an architectural planning session. It took over one and one- half years to bring Wright's original draw- ings to life and complete the engineering. Excava- tion was completed in May 1999, but due to de- lays with building per- mits, actual construction of the building didn't be- gin until October 1999, with the central chimney tower being set May 10, 2000. The Gold Mountain site is very much the same as the originally proposed site in Madison. The slope of the land and the direction of views are almost identical. The pine-forested moun- tain setting is very appro- priate for Wright's Indian design. Wright chose the name Nakoma from the Longfel- low poem "Hiawatha." The maiden Indian, Nako- ma, is the daughter of the moon and the mother of Hiawatha. The name Nakoma is a Chippewa Indian word, meaning "I do as I promise." Wright's Nakoma design was a tribute to the Amer- Scc Ciub, pa&c4 Inspiring I ..... . ....................................... ! The spires of the Nakoma Resort and Spa, a Frank Lloyd Wright design, resemble that of an In- dian encampment. Wine in mind With a 2,00()-bottle wine cellar, you're sure to find just the right wine to accompany any meal ~[ .",akonJa's \'~ igV, dm or Loggia restaurants.