Cape Revival

The renovation of this traditional style residence brought new life to many areas of the home.  The front entryway and staircase were updated with new design elements and materials to rejuvenate, yet compliment the original design of the home. The kitchen layout was rearranged to include an island with a custom-built banquette and table. Our Custom Shop built new cabinetry to match what was existing and had existing cabinetry refinished and reused in new ways. Doors were removed and doorways expanded to open up the flow of the main spaces to one another. New wood flooring was laid with herringbone inset details. Stunning details were added in the form of custom-crafted built-ins and millwork. The overall impact of this renovation gave new life to an already stunning home.

Architecture | AMDG Architects
Interiors | DMC Design
Photography | Ashley Avila Photography


Coastal Chalet

Designed with ample gathering space in mind, this remodeled refuge combines subtle elegance with coastal charm.  A two-story addition above the garage of the existing home allowed for the flow of the main spaces to be reworked, the addition of entertaining space as well as new sleeping spaces completing the upper level. On the main level, a game room was added, complete with a handcrafted built-in bar, billiards table and lounge space. The layout of the kitchen, laundry and powder room were reworked and revived with cheerful palettes and functional updates.  The upper level bedrooms added sleeping space for family and guests alike.

Architecture | Lori Potter
Interiors | Deidre Interiors
Photography | Werner Straube


Midnight Glam

The luxurious design of this master bedroom suite remodel and addition showcases how texture can make all the difference in a room with a monochromatic palette. Dark and moody, the subtle changes in textiles add dimension and drama to the bedroom. A special automotive-finish paint technique was utilized on the walls to achieve a two-tone look. The trimwork detailing oozes a luxurious feel while glittery accents in the carpet and tile add glamour. A custom-designed and built, granite, floating vanity is perfectly placed amidst custom designed, tiger mosaic tile in the bathroom. The spacious shower features custom-built niches, frameless glass doors and a peek-a-boo window into the bedroom with etched glass. Other special details of this renovation, like smoked glass shelving and tone-on-tone custom built-ins in the closet are what set this addition apart and make it as unique as the clients for which it was created.

Interiors | Fuchsia Design
Photography | MBuck Studio


Woodland Meadow

Sleek lines, subtle palettes and rich wood tones define the spaces of this contemporary home renovation.  The addition of an expansive library with custom-built cabinetry and a teak clad ceiling anchors the back side of the home, while built-in shelving, custom wood accents and sleek furniture lines define the main living spaces.  The L-shaped kitchen divides prep space from cooking space and home management areas of the back entry hallway.

Architecture | Mathison | Mathison Architects
Interiors | Mathison | Mathison Architects & Linda Fritschy Interior Design
Photography | James Haefner


Refined Retreat

Perched on a steep bluff with a survey of the lake, this Lake Michigan home was designed and built with an awareness of the water, capturing both clean functionality and a calm flow within its extensively remodeled walls.  The modern-inspired exterior of contrasting dark metal and neutral facade greet those from the drive with a blend of simple lines and forms, and light touches of added warmth.

Shades of white and black, tempered by soothing wooden tones, are woven throughout the home.  Sightlines flow effortlessly within the main level spaces, from the expansive living room to the reoriented kitchen with crisp, clean lines and minimalistic cabinetry.  The design of all main level spaces is anchored by the views of the lake beyond the sliding glass doors leading to the raised deck.  With a reconfigured layout, the master suite is both comfortable and updated with a soothing palette.  Custom metal railings adorn the rejuvenated staircase leading to the home’s addition of an upper level, which includes two bedroom suites.  The lower level includes an expansive rec room, theater room, lakeside bathroom and exercise room, complete with sauna.

Architecture | Sears Architects
Interior Design | Riopelle Design Group
Photography | Ashley Avila Photography


Lakeview Haven

Renovated back to life, this transitional cottage has an open floor plan, delightful design details and is filled with sophisticated colors and finishes. A large addition and reallocation of interior spaces transformed this home into a five bedroom, three and half bathroom retreat.

Barrel rooflines define the exterior space with a contemporary look, while the board and batten siding and stone details add a traditional flare. The main floor boasts a gourmet kitchen with a decorative metal range hood and expansive island prep space. The adjacent dining room maximizes waterfront views with two large sets of sliding glass doors that lead to the exterior deck space. The cathedral ceiling and transom windows of the living room create an open space that is grounded by the cozy feel of the shiplap walls, stone fireplace and stained wood ceiling details. A den with triple pocket doors give the added flexibility of opening the space up to the sun porch, where pristine lake views abound. A mud, powder room and a lake changing room complete the main level.

The upper level of the home is accessible by a grand staircase at the center of the home, with custom-turned newel posts. Upstairs, visitors arrive at a sitting room with built-in reading nook overlooking the living room below. The master suite wing includes stunning details like a barrel vaulted ceiling, a wardrobe with built-in storage and seating as well as a master bathroom with a metal-skirted soaking tub and custom-built double vanity, surrounded by marble tile. The bunk room and three additional bedrooms add sleeping space for 10. An attic level sitting room offers 180 degree views of the lake and access to a roof deck by tri-folding exterior doors.

The multi-level exterior deck on the waterfront side of the home, complete with built-in spa, gives a multitude of vantage points from which to enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Michigan beyond.

Architect | Anthony Moss Design
Interior Design | Michael Abrams Interiors
Photography | Ashley Avila Photography


Urban Oasis

Located in the heart of a 1920’s urban neighborhood, this classically designed home went through a dramatic transformation. Several updates over the years had rendered the space dated and feeling disjointed.  The main level received cosmetic updates to the kitchen, dining, formal living and family room to bring the decor out of the 90’s and into the 21st century.  Space from a coat closet and laundry room was reallocated to the transformation of a storage closet into a stylish powder room.  Upstairs, custom cabinetry, built-ins, along with fixture and material updates revamped the look and feel of the bedrooms and bathrooms.  But the most striking alterations occurred on the home’s exterior, with the addition of a 24′ x 52′ pool complete with built-in tanning shelf, programmable LED lights and bubblers as well as an elevated spa with waterfall feature.  A custom pool house was added to compliment the original architecture of the main home while adding a kitchenette, changing facilities and storage space to enhance the functionality of the pool area.  The landscaping received a complete overhaul and Oaks Rialto pavers were added surrounding the pool, along with a lounge space shaded by a custom-built pergola.  These renovations and additions converted this residence from well-worn to a stunning, urban oasis.

Architecture & Interior Design  |  Via Design Inc.
Photography | MBuck Studio


Murray Lake Makeover

This beautiful lakefront home was completely transformed to fit the needs of the new owners. The floorplan was altered to expand the overall space while cosmetic updates gave the home a brand-new look.

A small dated kitchen was upgraded to a large gourmet kitchen and dining room. The living space was updated and modernized while baths and bedrooms were reconfigured to host a grand master suite. A main floor addition boasts a functional new garage, breezeway, laundry room and home office. A screened in porch, large patio and new landscaping were added to the home as well.

The lower level of this home features a kitchenette and living room, additional bedrooms, baths, new mechanicals and abundant storage.


Wooded Retreat

Reconfigured to better accommodate this active family, this home was transformed from fine to fabulous. Modern textures and comfortable design create a timeless feel. A gourmet kitchen featuring a grand island was added, along with a large pantry and organizational/storage area. The living and dining spaces were updated and the master bedroom was opened up and expanded to include a private screened in porch. The front entry and home office space were also renovated. A new patio adds outdoor living space and offers views of the large yard and scenic acreage.

Home Design | J. Visser Design
Interior Design | Francesca Owings Interior Design


Modern Tudor

This home is a celebration of contemporary design and traditional beauty. Its open, 12,500-square-foot floor plan is infused with style and ingenuity, and provides a dramatic setting for the owner’s unique furnishings and fixtures. Marvel at the remarkable engineering of the suspended staircase. Be awed by the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow in lots of natural light and provide spectacular lake views. And ponder the unique 500 bottle clear glass wine room adjacent to the indoor pool, home theater and exercise room.