November 1, 2017
For Lore and John Wagner, deciding where to build their vacation home – a roughly 2,700-square-foot European-inspired timber cottage surrounded by beautifully rugged landscape and sand dunes – was easy. The two Michigan natives had spent considerable time vacationing in the Great Lakes region. Over time they not only fell deeper in love with the area but also decided that they wanted to call it home, at least part of the year.
October 25, 2017
Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. It only happens once a year and only lasts a few fleeting weeks. Add some deep blue skies and a back drop of one of our homes…
October 18, 2017
When beginning the process of designing and building a new home, many homeowners know exactly what they want. Debbie Seelye is no exception, but when designing and building her gorgeous 5,200-square-foot log home near Kalamazoo, Michigan, she also knew what she did not want.
During many summers, Seelye and her family vacationed in the Lake Tahoe area, and it was there that she first became enamored with mountainside log cabins – and began thinking about the possibility of one day having her own log home. When Seelye did decide to build her home, rather than recreate the Western, mountain aesthetic of the cabins that had enchanted her in Lake Tahoe, Seelye instead wanted to create a home that is distinctly Michigan and distinctly “her.” Read more
October 4, 2017
Where there once stood a 50-year-old 800-square-foot home in a five-acre clearing in some of the most beautiful countryside in rural Indiana, there now stands a 5,000-square-foot, magnificent modern log home. Although the two homes that have occupied this land are dramatically different, the tastes and preferences of the homeowners – and their family – have not changed. Instead, they have grown, and with them, their space and environment have grown and evolved as well.