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Summer is a State of Mind

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n comparison to constant chaos in the world right now, we are so fortunate to be immersed in simple serenity, the charm that is summer in Traverse City. Our beautiful Northern Michigan never disappoints. When all else fails, the calm of nature prevails with the greenest, lush trees, the spectacular sand dunes of Sleeping Bear towering over blazing blue turquoise hues of Lake Michigan, and our dazzling east and west Grand Traverse Bays. This is our home. How lucky are we? Thousands of Pure Michigan lovers vacation here, dreaming to create this pristine life someday. Inflation and high gas prices begone! The great outdoors and the back-to-basics beckon as we live and revel in our backyard. Our opportunities are endless: hike the glorious, rugged terrain, bike miles of carved-out TART trail, kayak and paddleboard the calm, sparkling lakes, windsurf, swim, paddle, coast, or sail the bay, not forgetting to surf on Lake Michigan, or pack a picnic, preferably from one of our awesome advertisers: Tom’s Food Markets, Folgarelli’s, Edson

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Farms Deli, or Jimmy John’s. These businesses support the magazine you hold in your hands and we cannot thank all of them enough that Tom and I get to publish this magazine to bring to you. If you are a boater (we are proud sailors), I’m sure you’ll agree that the epic summer days we live for lie just a few miles across the water to the famous hidden gem of the North: our very own Caribbean paradise, Power Island. As we plan out precious time with family and friends, the pain at the pump is worthy; it’s an investment to make priceless memories that will last a lifetime. Power Island (if you’re a native, it’s “Marion Island”) is a cherished oasis for our community. It may surprise you to find it’s rich with history, myths, and stories that we explore in the pages ahead. With everything rising, the time is right to bring you a home feature that focuses on “what’s old is new.” This enchanting home is filled with salvaged recycled treasures from all around the globe and one-of-a-kind goods that are

wacky, unusual, and collected over many years. The pages are filled with interior design inspiration in every shape and form. It is the ultimate home with a repurpose model. The homeowner simply calls it eclectic. Enjoy delving into those pages—I double dare you not to be intrigued to hit up your attic or basement. So, for my summer state of mind, I choose fortunate. If you read all of this, thank you! I’m so fortunate for you as a reader and fellow neighbor—get the heck out there, enjoy every minute with friends and family, and make hay while the sun shines.

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ESCAPE TO THE ISLAND Come venture with us to Power Island, no boat needed. Discover why it’s been such a cherished oasis for so many, for so long.

52 WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN We step inside a home full of salvaged treasures from around the globe. As we delve into new ways to repurpose old elements, prepare to be inspired.

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ON THE TOWN

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MOVER & SHAKER Seth Johnson

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LOCAL SCOOP

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LOCAL DISH

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BEHIND THE DISH Poppycocks

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WICKED GOOD EATS The Tasting Room

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HOME GROWN & LOCAL Becky Thatcher Designs

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TRENDING NOW

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STYLE IN THE CITY

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE by Michigan Sky Media

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BayLife Magazine is a family owned, Traverse City based publication with over 37 years’ experience in the industry. We are proud to be 100% made in Traverse City, Michigan. PUBLISHERS Teri and Tom Gorsline EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tom Gorsline editor@baylifenorth.com COPY EDITOR

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You originally joined United Way ofin Central Iowa in Des Moines. Tell us your journey to Traverse City. My wife and I are both from small towns. When our daughter was born, we set out to find a spot for us to put down roots while I continued working for a nonprofit. Both of my parents are pastors, so I grew up watching them serve others. I wanted the opportunity to help all those seeking a better life and to make the world a bit better. When the opportunity for us to relocate to northwest Michigan arose, we jumped at it. My wife spent her childhood summers visiting family in the region and we both love the outdoors. Northwest Michigan really is a special place— — the people, the donors, the advocates, the volunteers are all truly incredible and what makes this region so unique. What is the mission of United Way in our community? To mobilize the caring power of the region for good. Each day to LIVE UNITED and to help those in crisis. It takes many partnerships with organizations, countless advocates, volunteers, and donors coming together to solve the toughest issues facing our region. We are here to work UNITED to make this region the best place for everyone and give us all the chance to thrive — especially those who need us most. Are there any words of wisdom you live by? Surround yourself with people smarter than you. What three words best describe you? I hope to live a life that exemplifies compassion, humility, and an adventurous spirit. Tell us something that would surprise us about you? I grew up singing. I competitively sang and went to college on a vocal scholarship. I’ve been in multiple musicals, studied opera, sang in a traveling gospel choir and traveled coast to coast giving performances with different ensembles. ​ What is one thing you have checked off your bucket list? Growing up in Iowa around the caucuses, I loved politics and seeing all the presidential candidates; which made me want to spend time in Washington, DC. Early in my career I was able to work at the White House and on Capitol Hill, which was an incredible and humbling experience.


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When you grow up with a love of playing tennis, graduate college and become a varsity tennis coach of boys and girls, win numerous state championships, host tennis summer camps, and tutor private tennis lessons…what’s next? In the case of Dane Fosguard, you start a tennis pro shop dedicated to all things tennis: performance racquets, equipment, balls, grips, brand name, hard to find apparel for men and women, and overall cool tennis swag! Dane aptly named the store TC Tennis Racquet and it’s located just down the road from the library on Woodmere Avenue. For the hard-core tennis lovers, Dane provides stringing services and invites patrons to try out demo racquets. “I have just about everything that would cover any client, from the amateur player to the true professional serious player,” says Dane. The store is a natural progression from an e-commerce store selling equipment he launched a couple of years ago. “We’ve got the latest and greatest and I’m really excited for this opportunity.” Fun Fact: they carry pickleball racquets too! 741 Woodmere Ave. Traverse City. tctennisracquet.com.

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Silver Anniversary Come celebrate at Willow Winery – A Faulkner Family Vineyard – located on the beautiful Leelanau peninsula. As this beloved old winery launches the 2022 season, the epic announcement is to introduce you to the fabulous new owners, Tracy and Harry Faulkner. In 2019 they planted summer roots, buying a home in Traverse City. Mesmerized by our area, and a love of wine to boot; They were passionate about becoming vineyard owners and Willow Winery happened to be for sale. It was serendipity. Purchasing it from original founders John and Jo Crampton last year. 2022 falls on the 25th year anniversary. “We will be celebrating the Spectacular Silver Anniversary with many fun events, and many unique opportunities for our guests, friends and neighbors,” Immersing themselves in the world of wine, the couple also spent last summer refreshing the Tasting Room with a mini makeover and even harvested the grapes by hand! The chichi boutique winery boasts one of the most spectacular vista views of West Grand Traverse Bay. The Faulkner’s have also committed giving a portion of every tour to a chosen charity in the community. “Please stop by and say hi. Pick up a Silver Platter Cheese Plate and enjoy your time in the great Michigan sunshine,” 10702 E. Hill Top Rd. Suttons Bay. willowvineyardwine.com

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North Bar-Hot Night Out Alert. “North Bar is a highend cocktail lounge that also serves food,” explains GM Matt Anderson. “We want to bring something new and dynamic to this corner that no one else has done.” Located on the 2nd floor above Brasserie Amie, North Bar is the “cherry on top” overlooking the vibrant corner of Front St. and Cass. It’s the ultra-chic vision of owners Jason Thibodeau and Rob Lindsay, the dynamic duo with the Midas touch. They struck gold with The Parlor, a bar featuring Prohibition-era ambiance, amazing craft cocktails, and live music and are recently claiming a “French Parisienne” downtown takeover with Brasserie Amie with the creation of the North Bar. The elevated space oozes sophistication with a stunning Brazilian walnut-topped bar, elegant high-top tables, and trendy seating. The steel beams and brick walls make it feel industrial and coastal with the dazzling blue bay in view. Beloved chef Ralph Humes is back in TC with a bang, crafting his soulful cuisine. On weekends, summer nights will be rocking with live music with emphasis on classic ’80s and ’90s throwbacks. 160 E. Front St. Traverse City.

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Seated at North Bar - Eve nt Coordinator Julie Bus iere, Chef Ralph Humes and GM Matt Anderson


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Coconut Cauliflower Coconut Cauliflower Ingredients

1 recipe Coconut Lime Broth 1 recipe Sesame Brittle 8 oz cauliflower florets 8 oz brussels sprouts, halved Mae Poi to taste

Instructions

Heat a saucepan of neutral oil to approximately 350 degrees. Flash fry cauliflower and Brussels sprouts until golden, approximately 3-5 minutes. Strain, then season with salt and pepper. To serve: place a ladle of the coconut lime broth in the bottom of the dish. Top with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Drizzle with Mae Poi and top with sesame brittle.

Chef Justin Perry

Coconut Lime Broth

Sesame Brittle

Ingredients

Ingredients

8 oz coconut milk 2 oz crème de coconut 2 limes, juiced 1 stalk lemongrass 1 oz ginger ¼ cup shallots, minced

Instructions

Hit lemongrass several times along the length with the back of a chef knife, set aside. Sauté the shallots in a couple tablespoons oil until translucent. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium heat until flavors combine, approximately 25-30 minutes.

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¼ cup white sesame seeds ¼ cup black sesame seeds 1 cup sugar ¼ cup water ½ tablespoon sesame oil ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Toast sesame seeds in a sauté pan over low heat until lightly browned, set aside. Combine water, sesame oil, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, but do not stir. Wait for the mixture to become golden brown. Fold in the sesame seeds and spread thinly on greased parchment paper. Cool, then break into pieces.


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wicked GOOD EATS The Tasting Room

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comments. We also partook in nibbling prosciutto-wrapped dates filled with goat cheese, house-made blackened chicken egg rolls, and, not forgetting our veggies, tried a modern take on Brussels sprouts, roasted with butternut squash, bacon, walnuts and covered in a sweet whiskey glaze! How do you follow that? With their one-of-akind plethora of wood-fired oven pizzas: spicy Greek, pesto chicken, or lobster to name a few. You can order traditional pepperoni and cheese but when it’s called The Tasting Room, it begs for you to experience a food adventure. We all enjoyed an unforgettable food memory and cannot wait to return. And guess what? They also do carry out! 155 Garland St. TC., 231-525-0555 thetastingroomtc.com


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Becky Thatcher Designs are the exquisite hand-crafted jewelry that Becky has been curating for almost four decades. Her stores in Glen Arbor, Leland, and Traverse City showcase spectacular gemstones from all around the world.

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Becky’s love for making jewelry began with her exploring the beach during summers at her parents’ cottage in Northern Michigan. Her other love was horses, which led her to horse country: Middleburg, VA. But she continued making jewelry and worked the circuit of craft shows. “At one point in my life, I had to choose horses or jewelry…there was no way I could do both as well as I would need to.” The inception for a store in Glen Arbor was part of a ten-year plan to return to the area. That meant she had to bring a job with her, as there weren’t job prospects at that time. She forged her own way, purchasing a cottage as her flagship store that opened in 1983. Tell us about your horses. “Horses had to wait…finally making the Mongolian trek, 230 miles up to and along the Siberian border was a dream come true. After that trip, life didn’t quite feel complete without a horse in it. My sister and I were still two girls longing for ponies after 50...so my sister got a loan from my dad (which she paid back), and we acquired two of the best Icelandic ponies we could have dreamed of. Endurance riding was our goal, and we have explored much of our neighboring countryside and joined organized rides across the state.” What keeps you inspired? “Incorporating the ideas behind the jewelry, such as the awe and appreciation of our forests and its fauna, with jewelry lines like The Forest Floor Impressions and The Endangered Insects Collections.”

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TRENDING

NOW

Traverse City Pit Spitters

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME! Did you know our Traverse City Pit Spitters team are back-to-back champions in the Northwoods League? This summer, plan to take in all the classic baseball excitement our area has to offer by scoring tickets to see a game at Turtle Creek Stadium. It’s an affordable night out with family and friends to create priceless memories. Explore an all-new menu that will tickle your tastebuds and a lively bar to enjoy happy hours with Traverse City Whiskey Co. cocktails. New this year: local wines by Bonobo Winery. Family theme nights make the fun extra special—sign up for Dino Digs and Princess Nights. On bonus nights, there’s fireworks—ending your perfect night with a bang. 333 Stadium Drive, TC. Traverse-city-pit-spitters.nwltickets.com

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“Fashion is a trend. Style lives within a person.” – Oscar de la Renta

SUMMER CLASSICS IMMORTAL

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Escape

to the

ISLAND

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As

summer breezes into Traverse City, it’stime to spend a day at our “almost” tropical island—Power Island is a rite of passage for boaters. It’s a day where your only worry in life is running low on ice. It’s our playground in the middle of West Grand Traverse Bay, where the aqua blue waters mirror the Caribbean. Except ours is fresh and unsalted and close by with no passport needed. On a blue-skied, sizzling day, it’s home to hundreds of steadfast anchors holding boats of all shapes and sizes firmly on parade, people soaking up the sun, relaxing, lounging, floating, or wading (preferably with an adult beverage), kids running along the beach, swimming, splashing, and playfully screaming, dogs barking hello, grills smoking, and above all, the sound of laughter. There are kayaks, jet skis, and paddleboarders too, all playing nicely and carving out their own little slice of paradise. If you’re a bona fide TC native, you still might call it Marion Island or even before that, Ford Island, as in Henry Ford. And did you also know the island is equipped with a 24-hour live-in park ranger who keeps a watchful eye from his lookout perch?

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History of the

ISLAND

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1800s

The island was first settled by Native Americans.

1850

The island was known as Number 10.

1852

First European resident is McKinley Wilson.

1850s

The names Hawk Island and Eagle Island stick because of bald eagles and crows inhabiting the island.

1850s

The island also is becoming known Hog Island because of hogs being brought to feast.

1860

The United States Government officially names it Harbor Island.

1872

The Hall family of Ionia purchases the island. Honoring their youngest daughter with the new name Marion Island. At age 38, Marion Hall Fowler becomes owner of the island.


1917

Henry Ford buys the island from Hall and changes the name to Ford Island. Henry Ford supposedly brought famous friends to party, including Harvey S. Firestone, Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, and Theodore Roosevelt.

1944

The island is sold to the Rennies of the Rennie Oil Company and was renamed to Rennie Island.

1970s

Developers targeted the island and the Power family put up $250,000 to help the county purchase and protect it.

1987

The island is given to Grand Traverse County and becomes a public park. The island was named to Power Island after Eugene Power, a Traverse City native and frequent visitor to the island.

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ISLAND Fun Facts Power Island is approximately 200 acres with over three miles of waterfront and over five miles of hiking trails

Bassett Island is connected to Power Island via isthmus. Bassett Island is one acre in size with four rustic campsites. It's a 6.5-mile boat ride from clinch Park Marina and 3.5-mile boat ride from Bower's Harbor Marina. Power Island and Bassett Island are dedicated as quiet, nature preserves.

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Camp on the

ISLAND New this year: Power Island now has ten campsites and Basset Island has the original five.

Plan an unforgettable night under the stars. You can pre plan and reserve your campsite adventure online. The camp sites are described as “rustic,” but they do have bathrooms available. Here are a few other things to keep in mind. Drinking water: No drinking water is available on Bassett Island. The closest water location is the picnic area on Power Island, about a mile from your campsite. Many campers take water from the mainland or fill their containers at the picnic area prior to setting up camp. Campsites: These sites are assigned and will be listed on your permit. Please use the fire pit area that is established on the site. Each site has its own picnic table, cooking grill, and campfire circle. There are maintained restrooms servicing the island. Check-In/Check-Out: Check-in/out time is noon. Pets: All pets must be always leashed and under the control of the owners. Litter: There is no trash dump on the islands. We ask that all campers remove any litter from the islands when they depart. Reserve online gtcountymi.com. or 231-922-4818.

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For the fifth year in a row we congratulate

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for being named every year from 2018 - 2022 to

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“A room should feel collected, not decorated.” – Albert Hadley

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PROJECT

HOME WITH ANGELA GOODALL

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ummer is finally here! After so many cold winter days, we all look forward to sunshine, warmth and plenty of outdoor activities; making a new outdoor kitchen the perfect home addition for spring and summer entertaining. Beauty is important, but function should be the first consideration when planning your outdoor entertainment space. Key components are:

summer chillin’ & grillin’

#1 The grill, of course! Weber is still the most popular brand, but there are many others on the market. If your grill is going to be built into cabinetry or a structure you want to ensure that you are selecting a high-quality model that will last for many years. Wolf offers high quality grills in many sizes to accommodate any outdoor kitchen design. Take the time to research some of the additional features that you might like so they can be planned for in your design. For example, if you choose a rotisserie feature, power will be required to run the motor. #2 Outdoor refrigeration. Whether it is for additional beverage storage or to house food supplies, a double drawer unit is a convenience that I highly recommend. It will be much more effective than a standard beverage cooler. #3 Last, but not least, is a sink. Let’s admit it, most grill masters are pretty messy, with BBQ sauce going everywhere. The ability to clean up without having to haul soapy water from the house is a huge convenience. Of course, there are always plenty of extras! Popular items are wood fired pizza ovens, ice makers, and the latest innovations such as the Big Green Egg charcoal grill. Do your homework when designing your outdoor kitchen to make sure that you have everything your need for perfect barbecues. Once you have your design down, material selection is pretty standard, with wood and stone being the most popular. Stainless cabinetry will withstand Northern

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Michigan elements and can be warmed up with teak or mahogany door inserts. Make sure that your countertop material can withstand our freezing temperatures as not all granite material is dense enough and will absorb water, potentially causing freezing and cracking. Hopefully, this will set you up for grilling success and make your next bbq super memorable. Happy Grilling!

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What’s

OLD is NEW

again PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLIVIA BUNDY BRAIN DANCE LLC

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THE HABITUAL SAYING OF “WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN”

is the epitome within the walls of this home. The owner prides themselves on recycle, reuse, repurpose. You may have never seen the concept come to life so beautifully on this grand of a scale. It is entirely curated with rare, archaic objects and found goods from all over the world. It’s a diverse collection of erstwhile items; antiques, uncommon furniture, industrial lighting, aged doors, former windows, used signs, and hundreds of distinguished accents with a few manufactured reproductions blended in—all from Antiquities Warehouse of Grand Traverse. The home serves as the official crown jewel showpiece to exemplify the store’s wares and show “out of the ordinary” ways to rethink design to see your home in a whole new light.

PALATIAL POT PLANTERS ARE VINTAGE 1940'S BY DESIGNER WILLY GUHL FROM SWITZERLAND.

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THE FLAGSHIP WAREHOUSE is located

in Phoenix, AZ and features a mind-boggling 35,000 square feet full of these salvaged curiosities from around the globe. It’s where legendary designer Ralph Lauren handpicked elements to ship across oceans to adorn their latest stores, premiering in Barcelona, South Korea, and Sydney. Also, a frequent face is the famous Fixer Upper and Magnolia star Joanna Gaines, interior designer extraordinaire. It’s her hidden gem for the one-of-a-kind treasures she debuts in her dream home unveilings. And it’s the place late-night tv host Jimmy Kimmel asked to be shut down for his own VIP shopping experience. We are fortunate right here in Traverse City, on a smaller scale, that the same unique experience is available for us to find just the right “wow” distinctive piece that screams “take me home.” The original home was beautifully built, but to effortlessly portray the warehouse style and ambiance of the procured goods as a model masterpiece, a detailed renovation was necessary. Talented craftsmen’s hands laid the foundation for the finished home to radiate at any angle. From the exquisite landscaping to the striking kitchen’s handcrafted walnut cabinets and beyond, the homeowner makes sure we mention every professional skilled tradesman that was put to the test many times over. To make blueprints on mere paper become a remarkable reality. “I showed them lots of pictures of what I envisioned, and they made it happen.” CONTRACTORS Larry Hammond Olive Creek Furniture Eric Apsey - EA Electric LLC Jordan Vladmanis Old Mission Associates

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ON THE OUTSIDE,

the home looks deceivingly contemporary with statuesque black metal industrial double doors paned with classic clear glass. It hides the façade of the epic historical journey inside. But first is a big furry friendly hello from the home’s official greeter, Zoe the dog. Upon entering, gleaming through a wall of windows, the captivating panorama of east Grand Traverse Bay dazzles. High above are vast wooden ceilings with steadfast strong beams that navigate you to the soaring height of the whitewashed stone brick fireplace in the living room. Wood and metal prevail throughout, like the steel cart from the closed down Michigan Maple Block Company, now fitted with a top and converted to a coffee table. Gazing around, the vintage décor beckons. Peppered in are abstract sustainable art sculptures created by Northport artist Jesse Hickman. “Most have a nautical theme. I have been a collector of his work for over 15 years.”


WITH THE OPEN FLOW CONCEPT,

you glide into the kitchen, framed with windows still maximizing the aqua blue bay view. The new commissioned cabinets fitted with metal and siltstone counters are simple, elegant, and practical. But surrounded by the farmhouse style of 1800s French peasant additions, they masterfully become drenched in character and texture. Old France hangs on the wall from long forgotten storefronts alongside brass jugs and kettles from a past with no running water. They dangle above butcher block chests and abandoned woodshop worktables. Like time stood still, the fluidity of modern-day form and function and old-world Europe mesh to perfection.


From floor to ceiling, an array of European architectural riches adorns the space, primarily from France and Belgium. Every entryway is majestic with dramatic reclaimed doors standing guard, gothic wood laden with embellished metal casting. Many originate from castles, churches, and centuries-old stone buildings. Oh, the stories they could tell, from endless crusades in history, religious rebellions, to generations of wealth and family follies. Other doorways boast audacious heavy black steel and glass, carefully hung with made to order fabricated frames. Previous window shutters now serve as closet doors and cover single doorways in a unique way to dress them up. “I believe doors should be art,” says the homeowner.


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OF ALL THE ORNATE DOORWAYS,

the magnificent double carriage doors meticulously placed to be the guardians of the wine cellar are the coup de grâce: monumental in size and breed, they originate from the Dodge Mansion, also known as the Rose Garden in Detroit. Going inward, you are transported to Provence, the wine country of France, by a glorious wine cellar atmosphere. A tall order, considering this room before was a man cave dedicated to the University of Michigan with a huge blue M on the wall.

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IN THE MASTER BEDROOM, a palatial antique steel gate from France accentuates the wall. It metamorphosizes a classic headboard and is elaborate next to the simple crisp white linens. “Never buy a headboard when you can make one with gates or shutters.” Once again, the room is flanked by the blue vista of the bay outside.

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IN THE WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL, there is a play on design

with one room decked out as a rugged up north cabin. The facing room is all old Americana, with a historic prominent framed American flag on display. Also on this lower level are guest bedrooms molded to harmonize the home’s theme.

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ON SUCH AN OPULENT SCALE, inside and outside, this home

solidifies that the devil undeniably is in the details! Fragments of yesteryear have been given new life and a renewed purpose. They are interictally woven into the home between treasured keepsakes, original painted canvases, and cherished reminders of a loved one. I asked the homeowner what they name the overall design. “I’d say eclectic, but I don’t really like to put a label on it or put in in a box. If you really love something, you can always make it work somewhere.” It’s wonderful we have these photographs to linger over as a reference. On one visit alone, it was impossible to take everything in, because it had absolutely stirred our inner amateur designer mode to kick in. Hot Tips: Measure your space before you shop. Don’t try to do it all at once; these were collected over many years. And, as you go forth delving into these solid ancient things, they NEED to be hung by professionals. They didn’t come from homes with 2 by 4s and drywall. Have fun! 60

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BASSETT ISLAND

VIEW OF BASSET ISLAND

THEN

Steam Ship docked at Bassett Island, taken from North Shore of Power Island on April 1911. (Photo courtesy private collection)

NOW

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NORTHERN ENCOUNTERS

TODD AND BRAD REED PHOTOGRAPHY

South Wind by Todd Reed Marram grass bends against a south wind as the sun sets along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The hearty dune grass thrives in an often-severe environment, standing up to the wind and sand that buries it as the grass and its roots slow and stop blowing sand grains.

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