Len Mysliwiec from Lifespace Architects designed this lake home on Clear Lake to fit the relatively narrow lot like a glove. Sharon Mullett from Accent Design and the owner collaborated on the interior design of the home. If you are fortunate enough to be invited into this lovely home, you'll be amazed at how spacious and comfortable it feels and how it belies the fact that it is situated on a rather narrow lot.
Situated on the northern tip of Snow Lake, the best views of the lake were to the south of this property. Lynn designed this home with that in mind and was able to maximize the views from the great room, dining area, master bedroom, screened porch and deck.
Like many lake home building sites, this lot presented some challenges, not the least was dealing with the severe slope from the street down towards the lake. Accomodating this slope was accomplished by building the basement with 12' high ceilings. Efficient using the space under the deck for a screened porch was acheived with impearmeable aluminum decking above. Among the many features in this fabulous cottage were the tin ceiling and wall-sized tropical mural in the wet bar located on the lower level. This mural was painted by Auburn artist Pat Delagrange. Using many great ideas offered by the owner, this home was designed by Lynn specifically for this site.
The owners of this 100 year old cottage requested that architect Jim Kratzat design the addition of a new three-seasons porch, new bath room and expansion of the existing dining room. They wished to update the interior and the exterior but only to the point that the original cottage “feel” was maintained. Working as a team, the architect, the decorator Melisa Flickinger, the owner and our company accomplished the owner’s objectives for this project.
This lake home was designed by architect Victor Martin of Ft. Wayne. As a veteran of many building projects, the owner was comfortable in handling the decorating herself. The interior woodwork and doors are stained oak and the exterior is natural stone and fiber-cement siding and shakes.