A Gathering Place

When Peter and Paulette Graves decided to build a summer home along 100 feet of Lake Charlevoix shoreline in northern Michigan, they were certain about two things:

1. They wanted a family-friendly home that would accommodate all of their loved ones.
2. They wanted a log home.

Soon they discovered that Town + Country Cedar Homes could deliver both — plus so much more. In fact, Town + Country handled practically all aspects of the Graves’ home project, from the site preparation to the preliminary design to building a finished log home for their family.

Work started with the couple sketching out design ideas and visiting a Town + Country model. From there, the Graves selected two existing Town + Country floorplans and customized them to create a three story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom, 5,400-square-foot log home that their loved ones can’t wait to visit.

It’s hard not to feel welcome inside the house. Warm log walls, tongue-and-groove paneling and log rafters create a comfortable lodge feeling. Even the stair posts are made from flare-bottom tree trunk bases. That cozy feeling is only made stronger when Peter or Paulette lights a fire in the wood burning fireplace crafted from Michigan fieldstone.

No matter what the family is visiting for — recreation, relaxation or socializing — there’s a space to do it, from the large downstairs rec room to the wet room complete with showers, sinks, lockers, and benches — perfect for water skiers or kids with sandy feet. And speaking of kids, they’ve got their own nooks, too. Town + Country made sure to accommodate a large playroom and built-in bunk beds into the third-floor bedroom designs.

Download the PDF to tour the home.

  • I have more questions and concerns about getting an oil-change than I do about this project.

    ~ Tom H.