Lake Homes

Governmental ordinances and codes can vary greatly from one lake to the next. Our years of lake home building have made us very aware that complying with these ordinances greatly influences what size and shape of structure can be placed on a particular building site. We offer our knowledge of these factors to assist in the design and placement of your vacation home.
The geographical processes that have occurred, which have allowed these beautiful lakes to form, may create sub-surface conditions that make it challenging to place a foundation. We know what indications to look for and how to proceed when those conditions are found to be present.
When you select us to build your vacation home you can expect to receive the same quality of workmanship and materials that we use on homes we build in more conventional urban and suburban residential settings.

Lake Home on Crooked Lake

With the existing structure demolished, construction could proceed on this new lake residence on the 3rd basin of Crooked Lake near Angola, Indiana. The owners presented Lynn with some detailed sketches of the floor plan that they preferred and with some tweaking the design of the home was completed. Per the owner's wishes, the home is designed to use as much of the depth of the lot as possible without needing a variance from the setback ordinances. The extra width of the property allowed for a home designed to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake from practically every room in the home. Undeveloped areas on the far shoreline can be enjoyed from the open kitchen, nook and great room areas. The owner's suite in this one-story home is on the main floor with views of the lake from there as well as two bedrooms on the lower-level [...]

New Lake Home Design & Build on Lake Gage

Having worked with our company on two previous projects, the owners of this vacant lot on Lake Gage contacted us when they decided they would like to build a vacation home on it. This sloping property provides the opportunity for fantastic views of this gorgeous lake located in northern Indiana. This is our company's very first project on Lake Gage and we are proud to have added this lake cottage to the many beautiful places on this lake. This 3 bedroom home consists of 1,191 sq. ft. of living area on the main two floors with another 946 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. The attached two-car garage has unfinished area above for storage but could easily be converted to more living area in the future if desired. The deck off of the main floor is accompanied by a 3-seasons room as options for indoor/outdoor entertaining. A [...]

Full Time Residence on Crooked Lake

As soon as the existing home was demolished, construction commenced on this, our 4th new lake home project on Crooked Lake. The location of this home site is on the east shoreline of the lake which is affectionately referred to as the "Gold Coast". This 3 bedroom - owner's suite on the main floor - two and one-half bath, year-round residence provides 2,481 sq. ft. of living space. The double-wide lot provided the opportunity for Lynn to design the home with fabulous views of the lake from all of the bedrooms as well as the wide open kitchen, nook and great room area. That advantage was used to provide a view of the lake from the loft area as well. The large loft area not only allows for a 2nd indoor space for entertaining the kids but serves as overflow sleeping area as well. The over-sized garage  serves for lake toy storage [...]

Pretty Lake Two-Story Cottage

Situated on the west shoreline of the appropriately named Pretty Lake, this home now serves as a year-round residence for this family. The existing cottage on the site has been demolished while the existing unattached garage has been preserved and will remain as a separate structure. The layout of the new home was designed with the possibility of easily adding an attached garage in the future if that is ever desired. This compact two story offers 2 bedrooms with the owner's suite situated on the main floor. The second floor sports the second bedroom and a loft open to the great room below. Sloped ceilings and an open floor plan will create the feeling of a home much larger than its 1,778 sq. ft. of living area. A screened porch and deck on the lake side and a covered porch on the street side provide options for outdoor entertaining. The exterior of the home will be primarily covered [...]

New Vacation Home on Irish Lake

This home was our third new construction project on the Barbee Lake chain in Kosciusko County. The craftsman style home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in it's 1,964 square feet of living space. There is an unattached two-car garage situated on this lakeside home site. As is the case with many shoreline properties, the soil conditions were such that pilings were required be driven as support for the foundation. Truss rafters were used to accommodate the wide open floor plan which incorporates the great room, kitchen and nook, all in one large area. A corner gas, direct-vent fireplace is visible from anywhere in this large room. A huge island in the kitchen allows plenty of space for guests in what is a common gathering spot for parties in most homes. With vinyl lap and shingle siding, as well as manufactured stone, this cottage is practically maintenance free, which demands less time for work and more time for playing on the lake. A large [...]