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Traverse City: home to Great Lakes sand dunes, the National Cherry Festival, and a new slew of urban lofts. “True North represents a new generation of downtown residents in the Traverse City area. This is a significant departure from the cottage lifestyle generally found in Northern Michigan,” Fitzhugh says. Inside the 1,000-square-foot loft, Fitzhugh paid homage to the building’s 19th century roots by leaving its brick walls bare. In contrast, he constructed a sleek, open tread stair that reflects the clients’ “modern European sensibility” and connects the lofted space to the entry foyer, “visually drawing the eye into the living spaces.”

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