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.

Adams Lake Luxury Vacation Home

Designed by Lynn Delagrange, this home provides 3,085 sq. ft. of living area on the two main floors and an office which is located on the upper half-story. The home has 1,367 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement as well. The design of this home satisfies the typical priorities of lake property owners with plenty of sleeping areas - 5 bedrooms plus a bunk room that sleeps six - and lots of baths - 4 full baths, including two Jack & Jill baths and a powder room. Three separate decks and a lake level patio provide plenty of options for outdoor entertaining or to simply enjoy the spectacular view of the lake.  An unattached 26' x 40' garage for boat and lake-toy storage accompanies this home directly across the street. We are as proud of this home as the owner's seem to be and think it serves [...]

Craftsman Style Cottage on Clear Lake

Designed by architect Jerry McArdle, of Clear Lake, this lake cottage has 2,618 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. The home was constructed on a piling supported crawl space and includes a 162 sq. ft. lake-side screened porch as well as an attached two-car garage. The master bedroom is located on the lake side of the upper floor and provides stunning views of the lake. The master suite is accompanied by 3 additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor.

Marina Bay Lake Cottage

Located on the Marina Bay of Clear Lake, this lake cottage was designed by Lynn with much input by the owners. The home has three bedrooms with the master suite located on the main floor. The kitchen, nook and great room are separated only by arches and columns and contributes to the spaciousness of this open design. Over-sized windows in the great room, nook and master bedroom offer splendid views and give the illusion of the lake extending under the home. The laundry room is conveniently accessed directly from the master suite as well as from the main area of the cottage. The kitchen boast a beautiful island and walk-in pantry. Many more features make this home very well suited for lake-side living.

Lake Residence West Shore on Clear Lake

Designed by Jeff Bushey of Ft. Wayne, this gorgeous year round home is a good example of getting the most out of what a site has to offer. The attached two-car garage is placed at an angle not only to allow for easy access but to meet setback requirements as well as adding to the curb appeal. The angular exterior deck configuration is another great example of creative design that not only complies with the town ordinances but contributes to the overall aesthetics of the home  as well. The site was marginally acceptable for the construction of a walk-out basement but this was accomplished by precise positioning of the elevation of the lower level. The expansive windows in the two-story great room offer a fabulous view of Clear Lake. The open floor plan allows for this view to be enjoyed from the kitchen as well. With a double master suite [...]

Crooked Lake Vacation Retreat at Casey’s Cove

The third home built by our company on Crooked Lake was designed by Coldwater Michigan architect Scott Morrison. Designed to take advantaged of the topography of this building site, the cottage offers spectacular views from most rooms of the home. Cable railing on the exterior deck, tin ceiling tile in the kitchen and a custom built stable door to the master bath are just a few of the features that make this home aesthetically pleasing. Smart use of space under the deck for enclosed lake-toy storage is an example of the functionality incorporated into this home as well.