Jeffrey Klum, Architect

BARLOW LAKE

Summer home for a dentist and his family on a fantastic site on Barlow Lake. Owners wanted a walkout without the walkout look, so I created a canyon from the lower level to the lakefront. Finished in cedar shingles and clear cedar trim, the design merges happily with the wooded site. I general contracted this house, as well. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths.

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The idea here was to create a 'walkout' basement in the home without it looking like a three story high building. We fashioned a new canyon in the terrain of the site allowing lower level access for canoes, water toys, and other outdoor toys. This cottage/house was sided with cedar shingles and clear cedar trim.

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The finished product, The Pride of Barlow Lake!


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The main floor plan, showing the level changes that make this arrangement flow so well.

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Upper floor plan of this story-and-a-half design, showing bedrooms tucked under the stick-framed roof.


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The original front elevation drawing, showing attention to detail, trim and proportion. This house was built with expert care by Gregg Hovey, overseen by the builder: Jeffrey Klum!

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Original water-side elevation drawing, hand drawn in the days before affordable CAD machinery!

2920 Woodcliff Circle SE | East Grand Rapids MI 49506 | 616 949 6881 | jeff.klum@gmail.com