Lake Home Underway on Crooked Lake

With the existing structure demolished, its time to begin construction on this new lake residence on the 3rd basin of Crooked Lake near Angola, Indiana. The owners presented Lynn with some detailed sketches of the floor plan that they preferred and with some tweaking the design of the home was completed. Per the owner's wishes, the home is designed to use as much of the depth of the lot as possible without needing a variance from the setback ordinances. The extra width of the property allowed for a home designed to take advantage of the wonderful views of the lake from practically every room in the home. Undeveloped areas on the far shoreline can be enjoyed from the open kitchen, nook and great room areas. The owner's suite in this one-story home is on the main floor with views of the lake from there as well as two bedrooms on [...]

New Lake Home Design & Build on Lake Gage

Having worked with our company on two previous projects, the owners of this vacant lot on Lake Gage contacted us when they decided they would like to build a vacation home on it. This sloping property provides the opportunity for fantastic views of this gorgeous lake located in northern Indiana. This will be our company's very first project on Lake Gage and we look forward to adding this lake cottage to the many beautiful places on this lake. When completed, this 3 bedroom home will have 1,191 sq. ft. of living area on the main two floors with another 946 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. The attached two-car garage will have unfinished area above for storage but could easily be converted to more living area in the future if desired. The deck off of the main floor is accompanied by a 3-seasons room as options for [...]

Amazing Transformation of Home in Northern Allen County

The unique beauty and seclusion of this home site made consideration of moving for the owners a non-starter. The home however, was in need of updating and the family was growing and needed more room. That is when they contacted Lynn to explore the possibilities of expanding and remodeling the existing small gambrel roofed home. Some of the needs that were shared with Lynn and achieved through this project were a larger great room with fireplace, first floor master suite with a custom walk-in shower stall, new kitchen and dining area. The owner also needed an expansive garage to allow room for his mechanical talents.  Lynn designed a new mud room, laundry room and full bath to be conveniently located just off of the new garage. The existing one car garage was finished into a den located right off of the expanded foyer entry. An extensive covered wrap-around porch was another [...]

Lake Cottage Construction now Underway on Clear Lake

Construction of this new home on Clear Lake has commenced. This project figures to be most challenging due to the significant slope and elevation change on this site. The oddly shaped lot made it necessary to obtain several variances from the local ordinances which were duly approved by the town's BZA.  A small cabin was demolished at the base of the hill to make room for the new 4-bedroom lake cottage designed by the owners with assistance provided by Lynn. Due to the unique nature of the site, the home is designed with somewhat of a reverse layout to the typical lake home design. The upper floor will contain the 3 secondary bedrooms as well as a hobby room. The middle level will have the master bedroom and a family room while the kitchen and great room will be on the lake level. On a calm day, one will be able to [...]

Period Home Under Construction in Ohio

The owners of this home, being constructed in a wooded setting in northwest Ohio, were very clear in their instructions as to its design and layout. The over-riding requirement was to stay as true to the early New England period home style as possible while taking advantage of the benefits that new technology offers. Lynn and the owners designed this home with authentic characteristics such as lower ceiling heights and a steeped pitched roof common for the period. An over-sized all masonry fireplace with separate oven will be the central focal point of the interior and exterior as well. The interior decorating will follow the theme with s4s casings and base as well as an all wood stair case with simple balustrade and wide wood plank flooring. The home will have an attached two-car garage and will also have a very large workshop attached for this dedicated hobbyist. The workshop will be heated with [...]