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 is our company's very first project on Lake Gage and we are proud to have added this lake cottage to the many beautiful places on this lake. This 3 bedroom home consists of 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 has 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 indoor/outdoor entertaining. A [...]

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 Just Finished on Clear Lake

Construction of this new home on Clear Lake was recently finished. This project was extremely 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 from 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 holds the 3 secondary bedrooms as well as a hobby room. The middle level includes the master bedroom and a family room while the kitchen and great room are on the lake level. On a calm day, one is able to watch fish swim near the shoreline [...]

Period Home Construction in Ohio

The owners of this home, built in a secluded 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. With considerable guidance from the owners, we feel that this goal was successfully achieved. 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 is the central focal point of the interior and exterior as well. The interior decorating follows the theme with s4s casings and base as well as an all wood stair case with simple balustrade and wide wood plank flooring. Small touches like the hand crafted door hardware in the style used in the period contribute to [...]

Summer Home on Clear Lake

Our company was honored once again to be entrusted to build yet another beautiful home on Clear Lake in northern Indiana. This marvelous home, while primarily a summer residence, will be used occasionally  throughout the year. The main floor of this home contains 1,878 sq. ft. of living area in addition to the attached two-car garage. The two bedrooms and one and one-half baths are accompanied by a large open great-room and kitchen area that opens onto an elevated composite deck. The lower level consists of two bedrooms, two full baths, an exercise room and a family room in it's 1,558 sq. ft. The family room boasts a wet bar and there is a screened porch smartly located in a place that will not interfere with the views from the main areas of the home. Designed by Architectural Designs, Inc. in Ft. Wayne, this beautiful summer home's lower and main [...]