Home Design

Riverfront Two-Story in Ft. Wayne

After working with our company on a condo renovation project a few years ago, the owner contacted Lynn about working together again on another project. The owners informed Lynn that they had purchased a large river-front lot on the near north side of Ft. Wayne. Upon visiting the site, any negative expectations that we may have had about the site were quickly dispelled and our excitement to be involved with the project greatly increased. The possibilty of renovating the existing home was discussed but it was eventually determined not to be the best option and demolition and building new made the most sense. With that decision made, the owners shared with Lynn what they wanted and needed in their new custom home. The result of this one-0f-a-kind home designed by Lynn, is a beautiful two-story home on a slab on-grade foundation. The new home has five bedrooms, three and one-half [...]

Mid Century Modern Lake Home

Demolition of the existing older ranch home made way for this cool new home built on a gorgeous lot at Sowless Bay on Lake James. The owners originally contacted Lynn about the prospect of renovating and expanding the existing cottage. Plans and pricing for the project were finalized but the owners revealed that they were curious how a demolition and new build would compare to the remodel/expansion. It was determined that the demo/new build made more sense for them. Interestingly, the new home Lynn designed, as instructed by the owners, is very similar to the layout that was proposed for the remodel and addition. In fact, a large stone wall facing the road on the existing home caught the fancy of the owners and Lynn. Consequently, the stone wall has been recreated on the new home and is positioned in the exact location that the original wall was located. The [...]

Another Clear Lake Beauty

With much guidance from the owners, Lynn designed this 3,538 sq. ft. two-story lake home recently completed on beautiful Clear Lake in northern Indiana. With 4 bedrooms, two full baths and two half baths, the home accommodates the owners and their extended family comfortably. The open kitchen-dining-great room area is set up to gather together after a great day on the lake.  A loft, separate entertainment room and office provide areas for some seclusion when that is desired. Of course, the lake is the focal point of this home and the design aptly provides for that. There is a super-sized covered porch spanning the full width of the home and overlooking this special lake. There is a sun deck situated off of the porch which was constructed of low-maintenance composite materials. The exterior of this mountain style vacation home is clad with a combination of vinyl siding/shake and manufactured stone. [...]

Executive Home in Allen County

The owners requested our help in locating property in rural Allen County to construct a new  home upon. The search resulted in a rare find of an estate sized rural site with public water and sewer available. The homesite offers seclusion while having the ammenities found in most improved home sites. It seems appropriate for such a stunning home to have been built on this special plot of ground. With 4,930 sq. ft. of living area, this one and one-half story home boasts 3 large bedrooms, each with access to private full baths. An office is conveniently located just off of the foyer and a super sized laundry room is nicely situated off of the 4 car garage. A see-thru fireplace divides the formal dining room from the great room. Another fireplace is located in the sun room, which also has unique fold-up windows that we have not installed in [...]

New Home and Outbuilding in Allen County

This home is our second to be constructed in the Silver Leaf addition between Auburn and Ft. Wayne off of Tonkel Rd. The project is very similar to the first one completed in Silver Leaf, in that the scope of work included an outbuilding. Not only is this our second project in Silver Leaf but it is our second project with the owners as well. With the desire to move a bit closer to town but keep the rural feel of their existing home, they decided that Silver Leaf fit their needs nicely. As a car collector, the ability to have an outbuilding on the property sealed their decision. This ranch style home contains 2,618 sq. ft. on the main floor with another 1,348 finished sq. ft. in the basement. There are  4 bedrooms with 3 located on the main floor and one in the basement. There are 3 1/2 [...]