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.
We've been asked to return to the site of our very first project at Clear Lake which was completed 30 years ago. That project entailed a rebuild and vertical expansion of an existing cottage initially constructed in 1934. Reconstructing the home on the existing footprint was dictated by an ordinance requiring the use of that approach to maintain two separate dwellings on the site. A similar ordinance is in effect currently and has led the family to follow the same approach for much the same reasoning. The existing lakeside cottage will be dismantled (mostly by hand) down to the existing lower level walls and foundation. When the home is reconstructed, it will be expanded vertically to a total of 2,284 sq. ft. of living area from the existing 1,430 sq. ft. The rebuilt vacation home will have 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths plus a powder room. In addition to [...]