Home Design

Lake Home Construction Underway on Sawmill Lake

With an eye towards retirement, the owners of a beautiful homesite overlooking Sawmill Lake in Kosciusko County contacted Lynn about designing a home for them. The sloping lot with abundant shoreline provided a nice palette on which Lynn could use to design a home that will meet the needs and wishes of the owners. With many interests, the owners were very clear in what they wanted in a lake home and many of those desires will be met in this design. A heated separate garage connected to the home by a covered porch will serve the dual purposes of a shop and offseason boat storage. A craft room in the lower level was also high on the list of wishes as well as a trophy room that was incorporated into the floor plan. A large exterior composite deck and secluded hot tub patio will provide outdoor entertainment areas and a [...]

Rustic Style Residential Home Design-Build

Now under construction in northern Allen County, this ranch home will be situated on 5 acres overlooking a newly constructed pond. The main floor of the home will hold the master bedroom, office and combined great room, dining room and kitchen. The dining room opens onto a spacious deck which will provide wonderful views of the pond and countryside. The daylight basement will consist of two bedrooms, a rec. room, a second full kitchen and storage areas. The basement will be accessed from the home as well as a direct stairway from the garage. The home will have 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath conveniently located off the mud room and garage. The exterior will be low maintenance vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The deck will also be mostly carefree composite materials. The home will be conditioned with a conventional gas forced-air system.

Crooked Lake Vacation Home on 3rd Basin

This project is slated to begin shortly on the beautiful 3rd basin of Crooked Lake and will primarily consist of new construction, with the existing building to be repurposed as a garage once the existing foundation has been replaced. When complete the new lake home will have 2,764 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. The home will offer a bunk room in addition to 3 other bedrooms. An open loft will overlook the great room and views of the lake will be available from there as well most of the other rooms in the home. There will be 3 full baths as well as a p0wder room. A 12' quad-panel patio door will open onto a covered patio with the deck above serving as cover for those rainy days. There will be access to the deck via a stairway on the lake side as well as from the [...]

Teardown on Hamilton Lake now Underway

After exploring the possibilities of remodeling the existing cottage the owners and Lynn came to the logical conclusion that the best way forward was to remove the existing cottage and start new. The new home will be built on a pretty site on Hamilton Lake in Steuben County. The 2,484 sq. ft. of living area provides plenty of space for 4 bedrooms ( master on the main floor) as well as a large bonus room overlooking the lake on the 2nd floor. There are 3 full baths serviced by an on-demand water heater for those times when there is a house full of guests. An extra deep bay in the two car garage will allow for a boat to be stored in the winter. There will be plenty of room for entertaining in the large open area that includes the great room, kitchen and dining area, with beautiful views of [...]

Transformative Reconstruction of Vacation Home on Clear Lake

We've were asked to return to the site of our very first project at Clear Lake which was completed 30 years ago. That project entailed a rebuild and vertical expansion of an existing cottage initially constructed in 1934. Reconstructing the home on the existing footprint was dictated by an ordinance  requiring the use of that approach to maintain two separate dwellings on the site. A similar ordinance is in effect currently and as such, led the family to follow the same approach for much the same reasoning. The existing lakeside cottage was dismantled (mostly by hand) down to the existing lower level walls and foundation. The reconstructed lake home was  expanded vertically to a total of 2,284 sq. ft. of living area which provides more than 1,000 sq. ft. of additional space than what the original cottage offered. The rebuilt vacation home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths plus [...]