Lake homes are generally a great investment and if you are willing to rent the home, the quality of that investment is enhanced. Designed by Mike Christoffersen, of Ft. Wayne , consideration in the layout of this home was given to not only make it a great vacation home for the owner's use but to make it attractive for multi-family rental as well. This was accomplished with bathrooms conveniently accessed from each bedroom as well as separate areas for entertainment. The homes interior was designed by the owner, with the assistance of Sharon Mullett of Accent Designs. Some of the unique features in this home were the use of art glass in place of balusters on the interior stairway balustrade and unique aluminum balustrade for the exterior deck railing. Fiber-cement board and batten siding and vinyl shakes were used on the exterior surfaces.
Built in Decatur this 5 bedroom two-story welcomes visitors with an unique angular stairway that leads to a balcony overlooking the spacious foyer. A swimming pool in the rear yard can be viewed from many rooms in the home.
Pictured are two homes with the same floor plan but distinctly different facades. These 4 bedroom two-stories with the master bedroom on the main level, offer 3 full bath and a powder room. They serve as a good example of why it may be best to concentrate on the floor plan first when determining what you want in your custom home. The exterior of a home is much more adaptable to the floor plan than the inverse.
Built on a bluff overlooking Cedar Creek, this secluded setting seems miles away from the predominantly flat landscape of Allen County. The use of stone and brick on the facade of this home is uniquely beautiful and complimentary with the natural setting. Lynn, along with the owner, designed this home to fit their needs and wishes. The home is conditioned by an open-loop geothermal system and the project included a unattached garage with matching exterior materials.
Telecommuting is extremely common these days and enabling the owner to work from home was a very important factor in the layout of this home. The home office is tucked away from the rest of the home, being located over the garage and served by its own stairway. While designing this feature, Lynn felt it would be necessary for the office to have a bath for convenience, as well. The home boasts an expansive custom kitchen and over-sized laundry room/craft area. The mater suite is on the main floor and, being on a wooded lot, the screened porch was a necessity.