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 [...]

Lake Cottage Construction Just Finished on Clear Lake

Construction of this new home on Clear Lake was recently finished. This project was extremely challenging due to the significant slope and elevation change on this site. The oddly shaped lot made it necessary to obtain several variances from the local ordinances which were duly approved by the town's BZA.  A small cabin was demolished at the base of the hill to make room for the new 4-bedroom lake cottage designed by the owners with assistance from Lynn. Due to the unique nature of the site, the home is designed with somewhat of a reverse layout to the typical lake home design. The upper floor holds the 3 secondary bedrooms as well as a hobby room. The middle level includes the master bedroom and a family room while the kitchen and great room are on the lake level. On a calm day, one is able to watch fish swim near the shoreline [...]

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 [...]