Ordinance and Code Compliance

Transformative Reconstruction of Vacation Home on Clear Lake

We've been asked to return to the site of our very first project at Clear Lake which was completed 30 years ago. That project entailed a rebuild and vertical expansion of an existing cottage initially constructed in 1934. Reconstructing the home on the existing footprint was dictated by an ordinanceĀ  requiring the use of that approach to maintain two separate dwellings on the site. A similar ordinance is in effect currently and has led the family to follow the same approach for much the same reasoning. The existing lakeside cottage will be dismantled (mostly by hand) down to the existing lower level walls and foundation. When the home is reconstructed, it will be expanded vertically to a total of 2,284 sq. ft. of living area from the existing 1,430 sq. ft. The rebuilt vacation home will have 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths plus a powder room. In addition to [...]

Extensive Remodeling Project on Clear Lake’s Gold Coast

Referred to us by other satisfied customers, the owners of this property located on the north shore of Clear Lake contacted us about doing a total refresh of their cottage. With an eye towards the future where they will be able to enjoy lengthier stays at the lake, the owners directed Lynn with a clear vision of what they required of the new design. From new siding and roofing, to replacement of the dated windows, one will scarcely recognize this lake home when those projects are completed. The addition of a new exterior deck will not only provide room for exterior entertaining but will enhance the inside-to-lakeside traffic pattern greatly and add interest to the seawall appeal of the home as well. The interior work will consist of, among other things, adding a new full bath to be accessible from the lake, replacing the kitchen cabinets/counter tops and reconstructing the [...]

Apartment Addition in Northern Allen County

The new owners of a home built by Lynn Delagrange, Inc. several years ago, contacted us to discuss their need for additional space. Initially the idea centered around a free-standing structure with an office over garage space below. Much thought was given to locating the building on the site and it became evident that there were few good options and none seemed perfect. It was then that Lynn tossed out the idea of adding the space directly to the existing home. The owners were very much open to the idea and Lynn was able to come up with an initial design that incorporated a four-car garage with a home office and powder room above. In subsequent versions of the plans an indoor kitchenette and fireplace were added as well as including a custom shower stall in the bath. Other amenities that found their way into the design were the addition [...]

Country French Home Under Construction Near Auburn

Silver Leaf addition is the site of our latest project. The subdivision offers estate sized lots on, what once was, land occupied by Deer Track Golf Course. Along with large building sites, the development's covenants will allow for separate outbuildings. Construction of a 1,100 sq. ft. unattached garage will be included as part of the overall project and the exterior building materials will match the new home. The new home will offer 3,321 sq. ft. of living area on one level. An unconditioned, partially finished attic will be conveniently accessed by a permanent stairway and will supply 500 sq. ft. of storage or future living area if desired. When completed the home will have 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a den/office as well as a large covered porch with a wood burning fireplace. A gas fireplace will be the centerpiece of the large great room, kitchen and dining area. 9', [...]

Garage Remodel at Crooked Lake

As the old adage goes, timing is everything. The owners of this property at Crooked Lake were very fortunate to have contacted us about expanding and remodeling the garage when they did. Having just relaxed some of the restrictions in place on garages, changes recently instituted by Steuben County Planning Dept. made this project possible. The owners not only needed a larger space but a higher ceiling in part of it served by a taller overhead door. This area is to allow for an R.V. to be stored inside. Due to tight side-yards the owners also requested the garage to be designed in a way that would allow access to the large rear yard with larger vehicles. Lynn also designed a floored attic with permanent stairs to increase the storage capacity even further. Since it was advantageous to maintain the positioning of the existing garage, it was determined that it [...]