Conceptual Design

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 [...]

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 [...]