Home Design

Eagle Island Vacation Cottage Under Construction

The site for this new lake home under construction is on Eagle Island in Steuben County. The island is nestled between Lake James and Snow Lake and is a spectacular setting for the new lake cottage. The lot was undelveloped which is a rarity for most lakes in northern Indiana. Wetlands near the home presented substantial design challenges for Lynn and ultimately a variance was required to allow the home to be designed to meet the owners criteria. The result is a vacation home that will offer 3,048 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. There will be views of the lake from the ground floor owner's bedroom, kitchen, dining and great room as well as two of three bedrooms on the second floor. Besides the three bedrooms and two baths, the second floor will also have an oversized bonus room that will provide space for varied uses. There [...]

New Home Construction on Round Lake

This 2,890 sq. ft. home was designed by Lynn to fit on the homesite and take advantage of the unique position of this lot. Situated between Clear Lake and Round Lake, the site offers wonderful views in seemingly every direction. The screened porch is placed in the design to take advantage of views of both lakes and will certainly be a much used outdoor room when completed. The home will have 3 bedrooms plus a bunk room and 3 1/2 baths. The 3 full baths will be directly accessed from the bedrooms and bunk room. There is a separate office on the second floor that can double as a 5th bedroom when necessary. The main floor will have an open design with the kitchen, dining area and great room seamlessly connected. There will be an attached oversized two-car garage with a walk-in attic above for additional storage. The ground conditions [...]

New Home in Silver Leaf Addition

Construction has begun on what will be our 3rd new home we've constructed in Silver Leaf subdivision in northern Allen County. Like the majority of the projects we're asked to participate in, the owners were referred to us by a satisfied past customer. This home, designed by Lynn, will have 3,646 sq. ft. of living area on two levels. There will be 3 bedrooms, including the owner's suite, on the main floor with an addition bedroom on the 2nd floor. The secondary bedrooms on the main floor will be served by a Jack & Jill bath while the bedroom on the 2nd floor will have its own full bath. The focal poitn of the home will be the expansive open area that will encompass the great room, kitchen and dining room. A covered porch overlooking a pond in the rear, will be accessed from the dining room as well as [...]

Point Park Home Under Construction on Clear Lake

It should be no mystery why this bluff on a point overlooking the island was one of the very first properties on Clear Lake to have a home built on it many years ago. When one walks to the edge of the bluff, you are presented with possible one of the most gorgeous vistas on the lake. Sadly the existing home, that so nicely served its owners for many decades had seen its better days and with much deliberation it was decided that a new home would better meet the needs of those who call this property home. We are very grateful and honored to be chosen by the owners to design and build this home with them after having worked with them on another project just two years ago. The owners and Lynn have spent many hours working on a design that takes proper advantage of the unique offerings [...]

Total Renovation of Home on Snow Lake

We are always very humbled and appreciative when we recieve a call from a past customer with a request to join them in another project. That was the case with this extensive renovation and remodel project in Sprague Addition on Snow Lake. This sprawling home on a huge lake-front lot was built in phases and was quite dated when the owners purchased the property. The owners shared their desire with Lynn to come up with a redesign of the central area of the home to provide a more open feel and enlarge the rather small kitchen. The complexity of the original design of the home made the redesign very challenging but we feel ultimately delivered on the owner's wishes. We also added a new covered porch with outdoor kitchen overlooking the lake and completely refinished the exterior of the home with fiber-cement siding and manufactured stone. This was, most likely, [...]