Conceptual Design

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 Under Construction Near Auburn

Silver Leaf addition is the site of our latest 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 will allow for separate outbuildings. Construction of a 1,100 sq. ft. unattached garage will be included as part of the overall project and the exterior building materials will match the new home. The new home will offer 3,321 sq. ft. of living area on one level. An unconditioned, partially finished attic will be conveniently accessed by a permanent stairway and will supply 500 sq. ft. of storage or future living area if desired. When completed the home will have 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a den/office as well as a large covered porch with a wood burning fireplace. A gas fireplace will be the centerpiece of the large great room, kitchen and dining area. 9', [...]

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 [...]

Design/Build on Lake James Under Construction

The owners of this incredible lot on Eagle Island, dividing Lake James and Snow Lake, asked us to help them with the design of a home that would do the site justice. With lots of issues such as wetland setbacks and a misaligned road 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 will be a gorgeous 2,446 sq. ft craftsman style two-story home built on a slab foundation. There will be 3 full baths serving 3 bedrooms. Most of the activity will center around the open great room and kitchen area on the main floor. There will also be a very large bonus room over the garage that can be used as a secondary activity center as well as for [...]

Sport Court and Utility Building in Northern Allen County

This building was constructed as part of larger project that included a spectacular home in northern Allen county. The owners of this property presented Lynn with a basic size and list of features they wanted to include in the design. The result of the design process is a building that provides heated space for a four-vehicle garage with 12' ceilings. A full bath is situated directly off of this space. A fully conditioned sport court is connected to the garage with a laminated glass overhead door. The recreation space allows for a half court basketball floor that may be used for indoor volleyball or even pickle ball. This area is finished with hi-impact sheetrock on the interior walls. The 2nd floor lounge area overlooks the sport court and is be partitioned with another full glass overhead door. The lounge includes a full bar, media area and convenient half-bath. There is [...]