Unattached Garage on Clear Lake

Most would agree that it is somewhat unusual to use adjectives such as beautiful or gorgeous while describing a stand-alone garage. We do feel however, that the use of those words is appropriate in the description of this garage on Clear Lake. Lynn, with much input from the owner, designed this building to meet the very stringent guidelines specified in the town's ordinances. Complying with the setback standards influenced the design in a manner that created a longer and less square garage than is typical for most lake accessory buildings. The height restrictions as well, created a design challenge in allowing for maximum additional storage options on the 2nd level. This obstacle was overcome with the smart use of dormers in strategic locations. The main level is divided in a way that allows for flexibility in how the space is used. In the summer season the rear space can be [...]

Ranch Home in Northern Allen County

Architect T. K. Ladd designed this new home constructed by our company in the Forest Glade subdivision in Ft. Wayne. This home contains 2,622 sq. ft. of living space on the main floor and 2,354 sq. ft. of finished space in the walk-out basement. There is 772 sq. ft. of future living area included over the 3-car garage as well. The home's entire exterior is finished with maintenance-free vinyl shake siding and manufactured stone. The wrap-around composite deck and screened porch present gorgeous views of the in-ground pool and natural pond beyond. The spectacular master bath,  stone fireplaces and accents, incredible kitchen and hardwood flooring throughout, makes for an interior that is beautiful, functional and very livable.

Country Ranch Home

Using our St. Andrews plan as a template, Lynn designed this home with an open angular stair case to the finished basement under the bay window. Having no need for a formal dining room, the owner's approved using that area in the plans for this unique stairway. A secondary service stairway provides direct access from the side-loading 3-car garage to the basement. The central portion of this split bedroom design is an open kitchen, nook and great room area. The owner had significant input into the design of the stunningly beautiful brick and raised-paneled fireplace facade which serves as the focal point for this area. The fireplace extends from the hearth to the cathedral ceiling in the great room and contributes to the warmth and comfort one feels in this lovely home.