Extensive Remodeling Project on Clear Lake’s Gold Coast

Referred to us by other satisfied customers, the owners of this property located on the north shore of Clear Lake contacted us about doing a total refresh of their cottage. With an eye towards the future where they will be able to enjoy lengthier stays at the lake, the owners directed Lynn with a clear vision of what they required of the new design. From new siding and roofing, to replacement of the dated windows, one is scarcely able to recognize this lake home now. The addition of a new exterior deck not only provides room for exterior entertaining but it enhances the inside-to-lakeside traffic pattern greatly and adds interest to the seawall appeal of the home as well. The interior work consisted of, among other things, adding a new full bath to be accessible from the lake, replacing the kitchen cabinets/counter tops and reconstructing the master bath to allow [...]

Apartment Addition in Northern Allen County

The new owners of a home built by Lynn Delagrange, Inc. several years ago, contacted us to discuss their need for additional space. Initially the idea centered around a free-standing structure with an office over garage space below. Much thought was given to locating the building on the site and it became evident that there were few good options and none seemed perfect. It was then that Lynn tossed out the idea of adding the space directly to the existing home. The owners were very much open to the idea and Lynn was able to come up with an initial design that incorporated a four-car garage with a home office and powder room above. In subsequent versions of the plans an indoor kitchenette and fireplace were added as well as including a custom shower stall in the bath. Other amenities that found their way into the design were the addition [...]

Country French Home Near Auburn

Silver Leaf addition is the site of one of our latest completed project. The subdivision offers estate sized lots on, what once was, land occupied by Deer Track Golf Course. Along with large building sites, the development's covenants allow for separate outbuildings. Construction of a 1,100 sq. ft. unattached garage was included as part of the overall project and the exterior building materials match the new home. The new home provides 3,321 sq. ft. of living area on one level. An unconditioned, partially finished attic is conveniently accessed by a permanent stairway and offers 500 sq. ft. of storage or future living area if desired. The home consists of 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a den/office as well as a large covered porch with a wood burning fireplace. An over-sized gas fireplace is the centerpiece of the large great room, kitchen and dining area. 9', 10' and 11' ceilings add [...]

Garage Remodel at Crooked Lake

As the old adage goes, timing is everything. The owners of this property at Crooked Lake were very fortunate to have contacted us about expanding and remodeling the garage when they did. Having just relaxed some of the restrictions in place on garages, changes recently instituted by Steuben County Planning Dept. made this project possible. The owners not only needed a larger space but a higher ceiling in part of it served by a taller overhead door. This area is to allow for an R.V. to be stored inside. Due to tight side-yards the owners also requested the garage to be designed in a way that would allow access to the large rear yard with larger vehicles. Lynn also designed a floored attic with permanent stairs to increase the storage capacity even further. Since it was advantageous to maintain the positioning of the existing garage, it was determined that it [...]

Lake Home Design/Build on Lake James

The owners of this incredible lot on Eagle Island, which lays between Lake James and Snow Lake, asked us to help them with the design of a home that would do this site justice. With lots of issues such as wetland setbacks and a road misaligned with the platted right-of-way, the lot certainly presented Lynn with design challenges for the home as well as wending our way through the process of getting governmental approvals. The result of the extra effort in design and permitting is a gorgeous 2,446 sq. ft craftsman style two-story home built on a slab foundation. There are 3 full baths serving 3 bedrooms. Most of the activity will center around the open great room and kitchen area on the main floor. A very large bonus room over the garage was constructed and can be used as a secondary activity center as well as for overflow sleeping [...]