After generations of serving the family well the existing cottage, it was decided, had seen its finest days and it was no longer feasible to be refurbished adequately. The family determined that a totally new cottage would be the direction in which they would proceed and contacted Lynn through references, to help in the design and construction of the new lake cottage. As is the case with virtually all vacation homes, the owners wanted an emphasis placed on sleeping capacity as well as adequate bathroom facilities. This 2,241 sq. ft. 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath one and 0ne-half story home on a walk-out basement ( 1,180 sq. ft. finished ) meets those requirement very nicely. Taking advantage of the unusally large lot, a super-sized composite deck will be built to allow for spectacular views along what is referred to as Clear Lake's "Gold Coast". The deck will be constructed in [...]
Using the advantage of being long time year-round lake home residents, the owners of this very well thought-out home will enjoy a nice mixture of comfort and convenience. One of the owner's primary goals, conveyed to Lynn in the design phase, was to have plenty of space to store boats and lake toys in the off season, while allowing simultaneous use for automobile parking as well. The challenge in this design was to make certain that the oversized garage didn't dominate the street-side appearance. This challenge was nicely met with the strategic use of windows and a dormer. Another advantage offered by the large garage was the relatively inexpensive space available above, to use for additional bedrooms and a media room. With this additional space, the home offers a roomy 3,571 sq. ft. of living area. This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath beauty is situated on a gourgeous homesite at [...]
Having outgrown their home, this family decided that the best solution to their lack of living space was to have a new home built. As a farming family, the owners determined that the best location for the new home was right there on the family homestead that has been in the family for many years. The new home is situated in a manner that compliments this gourgeous farmstead. Along with the owners, Lynn designed this home to accomodate the specific needs that are typical for a large family. From the super-sized mud room and laundy room, to the large kitchen with walk-in pantry, a great deal of attention was given to functionality in the design of this 5 bedroom home. A dedicated school room and separate library allows the children space to be properly home-schooled. Provisions have been made for a sun room and bonus room in the attic to [...]
This 2,024 sq. ft. Craftsman style single story home offers 3-bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths as well as a sun room overlooking a pretty pond. The garage is designed in such a way that a portion may be used as a wood shop or more conventionally as a car park. With beefed up framing and a light-weight freight elevator in the attic over the garage, there will be no shortage of storage space in this home. The open space in the great room, kitchen and nook divides the master bedroom from the two bedrooms on the other end of the home for exceptional privacy.
Originally, the intention of the owner of the home situated on this site was to expand and update the structure. Having been in the family for many years, the existing cottage had grown tired and was in need of some improvements but was no less loved. After much consideration of the cost and design benefits of a new home compared to the proposed remodel and expansion, it became apparent that, all things considered, the best option was to reluctantly allow the original home to be demolished and a new home to be built in its place. Working closely with Lynn, the owners requested a design for the new vacation home that was similar to the existing home in many ways. This new cottage includes a walk-out basement and den/4th bedroom, which are additional spaces that were not available in the original home. The home has been designed for universal access [...]