Conceptual Design

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Lake Home Design & Build on Lake Gage

Having worked with our company on two previous projects, the owners of this vacant lot on Lake Gage contacted us when they decided they would like to build a vacation home on it. This sloping property provides the opportunity for fantastic views of this gorgeous lake located in northern Indiana. This is our company's very first project on Lake Gage and we are proud to have added this lake cottage to the many beautiful places on this lake. This 3 bedroom home consists of 1,191 sq. ft. of living area on the main two floors with another 946 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. The attached two-car garage has unfinished area above for storage but could easily be converted to more living area in the future if desired. The deck off of the main floor is accompanied by a 3-seasons room as options for indoor/outdoor entertaining. A [...]

Amazing Transformation of Home in Northern Allen County

The unique beauty and seclusion of this home site made consideration of moving for the owners a non-starter. The home however, was in need of updating and the family was growing and needed more room. That is when they contacted Lynn to explore the possibilities of expanding and remodeling the existing small gambrel roofed home. Some of the needs that were shared with Lynn and achieved through this project were a larger great room with fireplace, first floor master suite with a custom walk-in shower stall, new kitchen and dining area. The owner also needed an expansive garage to allow room for his mechanical talents.  Lynn designed a new mud room, laundry room and full bath to be conveniently located just off of the new garage. The existing one car garage was finished into a den located right off of the expanded foyer entry. An extensive covered wrap-around porch was another [...]

Period Home Construction in Ohio

The owners of this home, built in a secluded wooded setting in northwest Ohio, were very clear in their instructions as to its design and layout. The over-riding requirement was to stay as true to the early New England period home style as possible while taking advantage of the benefits that new technology offers. With considerable guidance from the owners, we feel that this goal was successfully achieved. Lynn and the owners designed this home with authentic characteristics such as lower ceiling heights and a steeped pitched roof common for the period. An over-sized all masonry fireplace is the central focal point of the interior and exterior as well. The interior decorating follows the theme with s4s casings and base as well as an all wood stair case with simple balustrade and wide wood plank flooring. Small touches like the hand crafted door hardware in the style used in the period contribute to [...]