An old cottage was demolished to make room for this beautiful lake home but care was taken to preserve an existing boat house and wood stairway to the lake. Lynn designed this home, using a floor plan from a previously built cottage and a photo of an exterior the owner provided, as a basis for this unique design. The exterior deck was constructed to protect the space below, so it could be used for outdoor living on rainy days. Provisions were made to allow for installation of roll up screens, which will offer the option of turning the space into a screened in area when desired. Year 'round living was the long range plan for the owner's of this lake home on Big Long Lake. The owners enjoyed this 4 bedroom home so much the first summer, the plans to make it their year 'round residence were expedited. We were [...]
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.
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.