Pretty Lake Two-Story Cottage

Situated on the west shoreline of the appropriately named Pretty Lake, this home now serves as a year-round residence for this family. The existing cottage on the site has been demolished while the existing unattached garage has been preserved and will remain as a separate structure. The layout of the new home was designed with the possibility of easily adding an attached garage in the future if that is ever desired. This compact two story offers 2 bedrooms with the owner's suite situated on the main floor. The second floor sports the second bedroom and a loft open to the great room below. Sloped ceilings and an open floor plan will create the feeling of a home much larger than its 1,778 sq. ft. of living area. A screened porch and deck on the lake side and a covered porch on the street side provide options for outdoor entertaining. The exterior of the home will be primarily covered [...]

Restaurant in Northern Ft. Wayne

With the successful completion of a commercial building expansion for this customer two years ago, the owners requested that we team up with them again on this new venture. We recently completed work on this new Shigs in Pit restaurant on Maplecrest Rd. in Ft. Wayne. The restaurant is quickly becoming a very popular destination for customers who have made the downtown location a success and for those enticed to try something new as well. With architectural services provided by Kelty Tappy Design, Inc., this 5,200 sq. ft. building is designed to feature an extremely convenient carry out area as well as a dining room with large sit-down bar. The atmosphere is rustic/industrial with exposed structural components, polished concrete floors and metal siding. The rustic style carries through to the exterior and the site offers plenty of well lit parking for easy and safe navigation. A patio provides space for outdoor dining on those warm summer nights. The [...]

New Vacation Home on Irish Lake

This home was our third new construction project on the Barbee Lake chain in Kosciusko County. The craftsman style home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in it's 1,964 square feet of living space. There is an unattached two-car garage situated on this lakeside home site. As is the case with many shoreline properties, the soil conditions were such that pilings were required be driven as support for the foundation. Truss rafters were used to accommodate the wide open floor plan which incorporates the great room, kitchen and nook, all in one large area. A corner gas, direct-vent fireplace is visible from anywhere in this large room. A huge island in the kitchen allows plenty of space for guests in what is a common gathering spot for parties in most homes. With vinyl lap and shingle siding, as well as manufactured stone, this cottage is practically maintenance free, which demands less time for work and more time for playing on the lake. A large [...]

New Lake Home on Lake Pleasant

This two-story lake home recently completed on beautiful Lake Pleasant in northern Indiana has 2,945 sq. ft. of living space. Designed by Lynn with many great suggestions by the owner, the home consists of 5 bedrooms ( owner's suite on the main floor ), 3 full baths and a powder room. The high ceilings in the great room allow for large transom windows to enhance the view of the lake to the south. A huge patio is partially covered which not only provides shade for the high windows in the great room but also provides additional outdoor entertainment area on those occasional rainy days. The sun room is open is to the kitchen, dining area and great room and creates an expansive open area with views of the lake from everywhere. The garage is an over-sized 3-car, with one bay deep enough to allow for boat storage. This home is built on a piling supported foundation [...]

New Executive Home in Northwestern Allen County

This 5 bedroom 5 bath home offers 4,407 of living space on the two levels above grade as well as an additional 1,633 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. The focal point for this family is centered in the very large open center of the home consisting of the great room, kitchen and dining area divided only by wonderful architectural custom columns supporting gracefully arched beams. This northwest Allen County home provides plenty of parking in its four-car garage and the basement is accessible from the garage as well as the all-wood main staircase in the center of the home. A private man cave is located above the garage and is supplied with a separate heating and cooling system. The remainder of the home is heated and cooled with an open-loop geothermal system. With unique features, not the least of which is the dual-accessed large walk-in pantry and very cool [...]