Like many lake home building sites, this lot presented some challenges, not the least was dealing with the severe slope from the street down towards the lake. Accomodating this slope was accomplished by building the basement with 12' high ceilings. Efficient using the space under the deck for a screened porch was acheived with impearmeable aluminum decking above. Among the many features in this fabulous cottage were the tin ceiling and wall-sized tropical mural in the wet bar located on the lower level. This mural was painted by Auburn artist Pat Delagrange. Using many great ideas offered by the owner, this home was designed by Lynn specifically for this site.
This home was designed by L ynn and was an entry in the Town and Country home show presented by the Ft. Wayne Home Builders Association. It attracted many visitors and was well received according to the many positive comments from the public. The three bedroom home with den sits on a full finished walk-out basment with a 4th bedroom and kitchenette.
The owners of this home on the east shoreline of Clear Lake wanted their home to be highly efficient and, commendably, to have a minimal impact on the lake. The entire home is conditioned with radiant hot water floor heat and high velocity air conditioning. The gorgeous landscaping conceals the substantial underground drainage system that prevents most of the property's surface water from reaching the lake. The preliminary home design was provided by architect Mike Christoffersen with revisions and final plans completed by Lynn. The subsurface engineering was provided by Foresight Consulting in Ft. Wayne.
The plans for this lake home on the Marina bay at Clear Lake were purchased by the owner off of the internet. To meet the ordinances of the lake and other site specific criteria, Lynn modified the plans accordingly. Being in the elevator business, the owner obviously wanted to include this feature. Another unique item that Lynn was able to incorporate into the plans was a media room located under the garage.
The building of this year round lake home was preceded by construction of an unattached garage, with art studio, across the street. This allowed the owners to store their belongings from the existing cottage as well as providing them a place to stay short term throughout the construction of the new lake home.