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.
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.
The finished product, The Pride of Barlow Lake!
The main floor plan, showing the level changes that make this arrangement flow so well.
Upper floor plan of this story-and-a-half design, showing bedrooms tucked under the stick-framed roof.
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!
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org