Being satisfied with a remodel and addition to their lake cottage on Clear Lake, the owners contacted us about constructing a new sun room and covered porch onto their home south of Payne, Ohio. The new room replaces an open air deck that was admittedly underused by the owners. The sun room was constructed to be used year round and is finished to match the existing interior design. The room is heated and cooled by the use of an electric mini-split heat pump system, which is popularly used these days for this application. The room features a cathedral ceiling with popular nickel-gap paneling. The covered porch also boasts a cathedral ceiling with an open truss accent which overlooks a lovely pond.
These returning customers requested that we take a look at the possibility of adding an indoor sport court to their existing home. They also wanted an outdoor covered entertainment space with a grill center overlooking an in-ground pool. They were sensitive to protecting the neighbor's view of the lovely pond at the rear of the lot as well. Lynn used this guidance to devise a way to make the addition appear as though the size of the addition didn't overpower the rest of the beautiful home. This was achieved by partially building into the sloping grade to minimize the height of the newly attached area. There is a new kitchenette situated just off of the sport court as well as a full bath that also offers quick access for the pool users which wasn't available prior to the addition. The new interior area is heated by a hi-efficiency gas furnace [...]
The owners of this fabulous piece of property located in the rolling terrain of Noble County approached Lynn about designing a home for their family that would take full advantage of what the property has to offer. So, with much collaboration with the owners, Lynn designed a 3,036 sq. ft. one-story home on a finished walk-out basement. The undulation of the site allowed for the lower level to be an integral part of the home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a recreation area. This level is accessed from a centrally located staircase as well as direct access from the 3-car garage. The main level consists of a large open kitchen, dining and great room area. A covered deck is accessed from this area and provides access to the lower level with an exterior stairs. The master bedroom and bath with a custom shower is a part of the main [...]
Watching as a new home we recently constructed on Big Turkey Lake progress, the owners of a lot practically next door caught the bug to build as well. They contacted Lynn with ideas of what they wanted in their new home but weren't certain if the lot would accomodate everything they had envisioned. Subsequent to establishing the building parameters with the county planning department, Lynn set out on coming up with a design that would achieve the vision offered by the owners while complying with the established setbacks. The result is a home with 2,802 sq. ft of living area on two levels. The main level consists of a large open area for the kitchen, dining and great room as well as the master bedroom and bath. A popular design feature of access from the owner's walk-in closet directly into the laundry room was included in the plans. A spacious [...]
The site for this new lake home under construction is on Eagle Island in Steuben County. The island is nestled between Lake James and Snow Lake and is a spectacular setting for the new lake cottage. The lot was undeveloped, which is a rarity for most lakes in northern Indiana. Wetlands near the home presented substantial design challenges for Lynn and ultimately a variance was required to allow the home to be designed to meet the owners criteria. The result is a vacation home that offers 3,048 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. There are views of the lake from the ground floor owner's bedroom, kitchen, dining and great room as well as two of three bedrooms on the second floor. Besides the three bedrooms and two baths, the second floor has an oversized bonus room that provides space for varied uses as well. There is a unique [...]