Home Design

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 [...]

Lake Residence 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 meets 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 were met in this design. A heated separate garage connected to the home by a covered porch serves the dual purpose 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 provides outdoor entertainment areas and a concrete ramp to the [...]