The owners of this home, built in a secluded wooded setting in northwest Ohio, were very clear in their instructions as to its design and layout. The over-riding requirement was to stay as true to the early New England period home style as possible while taking advantage of the benefits that new technology offers. With considerable guidance from the owners, we feel that this goal was successfully achieved. Lynn and the owners designed this home with authentic characteristics such as lower ceiling heights and a steeped pitched roof common for the period. An over-sized all masonry fireplace is the central focal point of the interior and exterior as well. The interior decorating follows the theme with s4s casings and base as well as an all wood stair case with simple balustrade and wide wood plank flooring. Small touches like the hand crafted door hardware in the style used in the period contribute to [...]
This 5 bedroom 5 bath home offers 4,407 of living space on the two levels above grade as well as an additional 1,633 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. The focal point for this family is centered in the very large open center of the home consisting of the great room, kitchen and dining area divided only by wonderful architectural custom columns supporting gracefully arched beams. This northwest Allen County home provides plenty of parking in its four-car garage and the basement is accessible from the garage as well as the all-wood main staircase in the center of the home. A private man cave is located above the garage and is supplied with a separate heating and cooling system. The remainder of the home is heated and cooled with an open-loop geothermal system. With unique features, not the least of which is the dual-accessed large walk-in pantry and very cool [...]
Designed specifically for this lovely home site in southwest Ft. Wayne, Lynn and the homeowners have created a home that will take full advantage of the gorgeous pond that abuts this property. The topography of the site allows for a daylight basement that includes windows with sufficient length to give the feel of living space above grade. One of the four bedrooms in this home is located in the basement along with a recreation area and tons of unfinished storage and future flexible-use spaces. Access to the basement is enhanced by a secondary stairway connecting the basement directly to the 3-car garage. The main level is extremely well appointed with many features including a 3-sided gas fireplace, wood arch and column work, custom walk-in shower stall, screened porch and mud room with bench and pegs. The fabulous exterior is embellished with fiber-cement siding and a brick/stone combination. A maintenance free exterior composite deck overlooks the pond and [...]
This home recently constucted in New Haven is a second generation design by Lynn Delagrange. Originally built as a villa in New Haven, the plan and exterior design was tailored specifically to the needs and wishes of the owner. This 3 bedroom home is universally accessible in the main portion of the home and the master suite area as well. Views of the large pond in the rear of the home can be enjoyed from the sun room, nook, great room and master bedroom.
Using the advantage of being long time year-round lake home residents, the owners of this very well thought-out home will enjoy a nice mixture of comfort and convenience. One of the owner's primary goals, conveyed to Lynn in the design phase, was to have plenty of space to store boats and lake toys in the off season, while allowing simultaneous use for automobile parking as well. The challenge in this design was to make certain that the oversized garage didn't dominate the street-side appearance. This challenge was nicely met with the strategic use of windows and a dormer. Another advantage offered by the large garage was the relatively inexpensive space available above, to use for additional bedrooms and a media room. With this additional space, the home offers a roomy 3,571 sq. ft. of living area. This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath beauty is situated on a gourgeous homesite at [...]