We are extremely excited to have been selected to design and build this mountain style home on Cedarville Reservoir in northern Allen County. The spectacular views offered on this home site are rarely found locally and it demanded that a new home built there should take every possible advantage of those beautiful vistas. The owners requested Lynn’s assistance in designing a home that would do just that.
An existing home was demolished to make way for this exquisitely designed and well appointed new single family residence. Now complete, this two-story home is comprised of 3,300 square feet of living space over a finished daylight basement. The three bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths are accompanied by two offices and a sun room. An over-sized attached two car garage provides additional storage to that provided by an outbuilding that shares the site.
The open linear design of the great room, dining room and kitchen is book-ended by a natural stone fireplace at one end and a stone range hood surround at the other. While technically not a timber frame structure, exposed structural cedar trusses were used in the great room as well as trusses on the exterior porches which certainly give the home that vibe.
The home is be heated and cooled by a combination of a closed-loop geothermal system that was installed in the existing home a short time ago, and a gas furnace for the basement. This setup provides four individual zones to provide superior comfort for the owners. There are two direct-vented gas fireplaces providing additional options for heating the home as well as providing ambiance on those cold winter nights.
The exterior of the home features Hardie fiber-cement siding with Boral TruExteriors trim for a durable natural finish complimented with natural stone accents on every side. A large covered porch capped with a cedar ship lap ceiling offers a prime spot to watch the sun set over the gorgeous reservoir.