This one-of-a-kind contemporary home was co-designed by Lynn Delagrange and Melisa Flickinger. Although the home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor, it was designed primarily for one-level living that the owners desired. Formal living and dining areas are accompanied by the more comfortable family room and nook on the main floor. The exercise room is accessed directly off of the master bedroom and they are conveniently located on the main floor as well. The home was designed to wrap around the outdoor family room and in-ground pool and these areas can be viewed from most rooms in the home.
Like many lake home building sites, this lot presented some challenges, not the least was dealing with the severe slope from the street down towards the lake. Accomodating this slope was accomplished by building the basement with 12' high ceilings. Efficient using the space under the deck for a screened porch was acheived with impearmeable aluminum decking above. Among the many features in this fabulous cottage were the tin ceiling and wall-sized tropical mural in the wet bar located on the lower level. This mural was painted by Auburn artist Pat Delagrange. Using many great ideas offered by the owner, this home was designed by Lynn specifically for this site.
This home was designed by L ynn and was an entry in the Town and Country home show presented by the Ft. Wayne Home Builders Association. It attracted many visitors and was well received according to the many positive comments from the public. The three bedroom home with den sits on a full finished walk-out basment with a 4th bedroom and kitchenette.
The owners of this 100 year old cottage requested that architect Jim Kratzat design the addition of a new three-seasons porch, new bath room and expansion of the existing dining room. They wished to update the interior and the exterior but only to the point that the original cottage “feel” was maintained. Working as a team, the architect, the decorator Melisa Flickinger, the owner and our company accomplished the owner’s objectives for this project.
This lake home was designed by architect Victor Martin of Ft. Wayne. As a veteran of many building projects, the owner was comfortable in handling the decorating herself. The interior woodwork and doors are stained oak and the exterior is natural stone and fiber-cement siding and shakes.