This two-story home was built in Barber's Point Addition located south of New Haven. Designed by Lynn, the home has 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, one bedroom in the finished basement and the master suite is located on the main level. The elevated screened porch is accessed off of the master bedroom and offers a great private get-away. The den is situated to allow for versatility and could very easily be converted to a formal dining room or some other type of room. A secondary stairway from the garage to the basement is a feature that Lynn commonly incorporates into a home and is included in this plan. The customer that this home was built for had previously contracted with us for the construction of another home and a lake cottage remodeling project as well.
The owner's of this home desired a master bedroom and bath on the ground floor but were not wishing to move from the neighborhood they were very fond of. They contacted us to see what the prospects were for fitting the addition on the site. We were able to determine what portion of the lot was available for the addition by researching the records for the property and obtaining the old neighborhood covenants on the Recorder's website. After several floor plans were proposed the owner's settled on an option that included expansion of the front porch and additional storage space on the second level. The addition also includes features such as a custom ceramic steam shower, heated floors in the bath and his & her large walk-in closets. As is the case with additions to homes built in a different era, we took particular care to match the style of [...]
Manufactured stone and E.F.I.S. ( stucco ) were used on the front of this ranch home to give it a bit of a Mediterranean flare. The dramatic high ceilings in the dining room and open design give the sense of this home being much larger than it actually is.
With their love for northern Michigan as inspiration, the owners requested Lynn to design this home as though it would be built to overlook Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs. Large wrap around covered porches, ubiquitous for that area, are prominently used on the front of this home. The enclosed widow's walk, accessed by ladder, elevates far above the property offering spectacular views of Cedar Creek as well as being a great space to just get away. With an in-home office, there seems to be little reason to leave this wonderful home.
This ranch home with a split 3 bedroom design sits on a partial basement with separate access directly from the garage and from the main stairway off of the great room as well. Lynn designed an in-law suite over the garage to be somewhat removed from the other living areas to providing for a private get-away.