Telecommuting is extremely common these days and enabling the owner to work from home was a very important factor in the layout of this home. The home office is tucked away from the rest of the home, being located over the garage and served by its own stairway. While designing this feature, Lynn felt it would be necessary for the office to have a bath for convenience, as well. The home boasts an expansive custom kitchen and over-sized laundry room/craft area. The mater suite is on the main floor and, being on a wooded lot, the screened porch was a necessity.
Situated on the northern tip of Snow Lake, the best views of the lake were to the south of this property. Lynn designed this home with that in mind and was able to maximize the views from the great room, dining area, master bedroom, screened porch and deck.
Located in southwestern Ft. Wayne, this 5 bedroom two-story sits on a finished walk-out basement. The master suite is located on the main level and the kitchen combines with a spacious hearth room. The exterior is substantially brick which provides for durable and maintenance-free protection from the elements. Situated on the edge of a wooded area, the screened-in deck provides for a pest free entertainment option in the summer months.
This one-of-a-kind contemporary home was co-designed by Lynn Delagrange and Melisa Flickinger. Although the home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor, it was designed primarily for one-level living that the owners desired. Formal living and dining areas are accompanied by the more comfortable family room and nook on the main floor. The exercise room is accessed directly off of the master bedroom and they are conveniently located on the main floor as well. The home was designed to wrap around the outdoor family room and in-ground pool and these areas can be viewed from most rooms in the home.
Like many lake home building sites, this lot presented some challenges, not the least was dealing with the severe slope from the street down towards the lake. Accomodating this slope was accomplished by building the basement with 12' high ceilings. Efficient using the space under the deck for a screened porch was acheived with impearmeable aluminum decking above. Among the many features in this fabulous cottage were the tin ceiling and wall-sized tropical mural in the wet bar located on the lower level. This mural was painted by Auburn artist Pat Delagrange. Using many great ideas offered by the owner, this home was designed by Lynn specifically for this site.