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RIVER CANOPY A REINVENT of a 1980s Riverfront Home

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Grand Rapids Cosmopolitan Home SUMMER 2018

features 14 Canopy River A 1980s riverfront home gets a REINVENT by Rock Kauffman Design 32 Building Memories Glen Lake is the setting for a timeless home with a casual appeal by Eastmark Builders 49 Flashback Fave: Relaxation Station A look back at favorite Saugatuck Bay home with an interesting past

departments 8 #FIELDNOTES Fueling Wanderlust by Design Dispatches from the world of design from designer Joseph Szymczak 12 MONEY MATTERS An Inheritance? A five-step strategy for what to do 47 CUISINE Summer Refresh Staying healthy with tempting but balanced choices 61 THE LIST The professional resource for the home

PICTURED HERE: White shiplap walls stretch from floor to ceiling around this stunning, custom staircase with wrought iron and natural wood banisters.

See story on page 32.

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cover photo by Brian Kelly

Volume XXX Issue 3 No. 157 PUBLISHER

David J. Koning

EDITOR

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lynn Bakeman Lisa Cargill Joseph Szymczak Jennifer Koning

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DISPATCHES FROM THE WORLD OF DESIGN

Fueling Wanderlust by Design It has been said that when you leave a beautiful place, you take it with you. These such places deserve to be contemplated. At Cosmo Home, we perennially contemplate luxury from the inside of home but, what could be more luxurious than indulging, however briefly, in designer fantasies that beckon beyond our own front doors? Laid out on these pages are just a handful of alluring destinations I’ve had the lasting pleasure to experience — each influencing my cultural and decorative appreciation. Each property is somehow connected to the others by history and the cross-continental flow of design ideas and techniques over time. Hopefully these annotations and anecdotes will bring the captivating images to life where harmony, grace, and pleasure converge.

Let’s first acknowledge the visionary engineers, architects and interior designers whose supreme expertise is envisioning the most provocative destinations around the world. It is not to say that all spectacular hotels are created out of thin air while many are exquisite preservations of another time and place. Manifesting such dreams requires limitless imagination to create extraordinary environments at the core of the guest experience from the outside in, weaving stunning visual design into the experience while passing through. One property that comes to mind is BLAKES, London’s reputed first boutique hotel, discretely occupying a Victorian row house on a quiet street in Kensington SW7, a short walk from Hyde Park. Elegant with uninhibited expression describes both the property itself and the former “Bond Girl” turned-interior-designer and hotelier extraordinaire, Anouska Hempel. Her signature vision is declared in each uniquely-decorated guest room. Belying the stark, black-painted exterior, each interior room is a miniature fantasy packed with breathtaking richness and curated objects from around the world. Casually scanning The London Times while being whisked to Blakes in a chauffeured Jaguar, one feels as if arriving home. Grapefruit subtly scents the dimly-lit, understated lobby. Unless by special request, you won’t know which jewel-of-a-room awaits but, the reveal is half the fun. What will be discovered later includes an elaborate chinoiserie tea room and terrace potted with aromatic bay trees and meticulously clipped boxwoods tucked in the secluded back of the residence. A somewhat inadvertently absconded brass skeleton key dangles the understated Blakes tag, a souvenir of quintessential London. No magnetic swipe keys here!

An entirely specific supply chain caters to the unpredictable requests of hotel property developers and their design collaborators. Realizing dreams from the drawing board taps unique skills of cultural consultants, specialized craftsmen, wood carvers, stone masons, garden designers, lighting experts, JOSEPH SZYMCZAK opened the doors to his namesake interior design company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has collaborated with many of the city’s custom home building professionals. Career and projects led him around the world and full circle to Chicago where he currently resides. His projects have been published in the international editions of Architectural Digest, Harpers Bazaar, Gulf Interiors and Cosmopolitan Home. He was an invited keynote speaker at INDEX Dubai 2014 introducing interior design trends. Travel, decorative history, and foreign cultures continue to inform his design vocabulary and inspirations. His current off-shoot project is Studio Slate, a modern lifestyle turn-key design service.

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furniture factories, upholstery and drapery workrooms, carpet weavers, and fabric mills, to name only the obvious. Add to the essential mix: chefs, florists, scent creators, fashion designers, and even DJs mixing ethereal ambience imbued in the overall.


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Pondering the infinite luxuries of Paris, it is virtually impossible to identify one property which stands out among the other magnificent creations, however grande or petit, yet one would be compelled to admit the recently reimagined 18th c. palace known as THE RITZ PARIS at 17 Place Vendome reigns supremely. The landmark locale is considered the ‘ritziest’ 1st arrondissement on La Rive Droit or fashionable right bank of the Seine River, and a favored destination of the rich and famous. An epoch Francophile renovation was orchestrated by New Yorkbased interior designer, Thierry Despont. The French maestro was tasked with restoring the former palace to its legendary splendor. The fete required closing the hotel for 4 years until its unveiling, marking 118 years since founded by Swiss hotelier, Cesar Ritz.

Faithfully restored are the room decors of former guests-in-residence during the Ritz’s illustrious past life. Residents included Marcel Proust, Frederick Chopin, Coco Chanel and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who each chose furnishings reflecting their personal taste. Each apartment at the Ritz Paris presents incomparable ambiance. Delicate pastel compositions of sumptuous silk embroidered fabrics with handmade trimmings complement a luxurious orchestration of antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, and flowers galore. A petit Versailles-style private park is a lush greenhued oasis formally lined with Linden trees and white roses when in season. Arriving to the plush lobby of the Ritz on “official business” by royal motorcade remains a distinctly memorable experience.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag, Poet Philosopher

Lifestyle is considered an extreme sport in the Arabian Gulf where “more is more” is the mantra of modernized Dubai and its desert oasis surrounds. Here, all that glitters is gold including the ipads in every duplex suite at the BURJ AL ARAB. Billing itself as a neverbefore-whopping 7 Star Hotel, it is the most expensive hotel in Dubai and famously established a benchmark for hotel design on steroids when completed in 1999 after nearly six years in development. It stands on its own man-made island which one arrives via a gated

bridge in one of a fleet of white Rolls Royce Phantoms or, privately by helicopter on the now famous 56th-floor helipad. The outward shape is that of a wind-filled sail in reference to Persian Gulf coastal regions’ relationships to seafaring and pearl diving. Soaring uninterrupted from lobby floor all the way up the interior core to the top one is engulfed by a tidal wave of color and lavish splendor. Everything one could ever need in a lifetime is at the Burj Al Arab and while it may not be to everyone’s taste, it is something to behold. Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids | 9


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Far from the Arabian Gulf in North Africa resides one of the most mysteriously romantic places on the planet, LA MAMOUNIA, meaning “safe haven” in Arabic. It’s situated on a 12 c. estate not far from where Marrakech encroaches the edge of the Sahara Desert. As an orientalist-dream-come-true, it is a tasteful display of sheer decadence. Hispano-Moresque architecture intimately wraps around a traditional Moroccan style inner courtyard setting or le jardin secret known in the vernacular as a Riad. The beguiling interiors seem the manifestation of Arabian Nights or the inside of a Genie’s bottle. The ambience is as timeless as the ancient scents of Moroccan leather, lavender and oriental musk. The scene is sublime.

A painstaking renovation to resurrect the famous1920s hotel was executed by my hero Jacques Garcia, the celebrated French architect. His expert hand exquisitely melds European classical with rich Oriental flourishes for world class hotels and aristocrats privately worldwide. Wherever you look, Moroccan craftsmanship is on display in its finest form to exacting specifications. Authentic to the last detail include sparkling, mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, walls adorned with brilliantly colored Zellige mosaics under ceilings replicating Berber Muqarnas or Arabesque stalactite and so much more. At night the path is marked by candlelit lanterns as cooling fountains gently gurgle in the secret garden where desert Jasmine shares its intoxicating fragrance.

If palace hopping sounds fun then I highly recommend India whose flavors, decoration, and crafts influenced each of the European and Arabic decorative styles of the aforementioned. The Raj dynasties held court on a once opulent stage of extravagance royal pomp. In short, the reigning Maharaja’s lavish lifestyles diminished as India won independence while the British Empire retreated in 1947. Royal lifestyle faded away but entrepreneurial Princes repurposed their sprawling palace compounds as luxurious retreats for adventurous pleasure seekers. THE RAMBAGH PALACE was formerly the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ where I once stayed on one of my work visits to the Rajasthan state and my special part of the world. Enjoying the view from the Moorish colonnaded grand balcony designed with a striking checkered floor, gardeners quietly manicure the serene grounds as peacocks perform to the singular sound of a sitar strummed by a local musician, a romantic refuge from the chaos

of the city beyond its gates. The airy interior architecture is refreshingly breezy and comfortable in spite of the intense climate and furnished in the pastiche of the British Colonial period referencing glamorous Art Deco styles at the height of fashion during the late 1920s and ’30s. One can imagine saree draped and bejeweled Maharanis entertaining gentrified Brits in dapper tuxedoes with martini in hand in these settings. It is interesting to note that the pearls abundantly adorning the Raj royal costumes were precious trade from the region of the Persian Gulf (referred to previously).

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Hospitality by design is lifestyle by design, endeavoring to evoke a lasting impression of special places and journeys with a private promise to return. Bon voyage!


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CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

An Inheritance? The five-step strategy Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren.1 While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of Americans between ages 25-70 who expect to receive assets are anticipating it to be more than $100,000, according to recent research from Ameriprise Financial.2 No matter the size of the assets, managing an inheritance can be emotional and overwhelming as the recipient deals with the loss of a loved one. If you have received or expect to receive an inheritance, the following five-step strategy can help you decide how to manage and spend the newfound assets: DON’T MAKE RASH DECISIONS You may be tempted to buy the luxury car you’ve always wanted, take a dream vacation or quit your job. While any of these goals may be possible depending on the size of inheritance you receive, none of them should happen without careful planning. Give yourself time to work through the logistics of receiving the inheritance before deciding how to allocate the money. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE OR WILL RECEIVE Inheritances can come in many forms, so it’s important to understand what type of assets you will receive and their estimated value. You may inherit cash, but it is also common for a loved one to gift securities (stocks and bonds), retirement plan savings, real estate, life insurance or other types of assets. Certain assets, such as retirement accounts, may allow you to receive payments over time rather than taking control of the money all at once.Your loved one may have specified in a will or in trust documents how the money will be dispersed. In the absence of instructions, you may be able to choose how you’d like to receive the money. UNDERSTAND THE TAX IMPLICATIONS Tax consequences can vary dramatically depending on the type and amount of the assets you inherit. For example, if you receive stock (in a non-retirement account) that your loved one owned for a long time, you can take advantage of a step-up in cost basis. That means when you decide to sell the stock, any capital gains (and tax you owe on those gains) will generally be determined based on the value of the stock on the date the decedent passed away, not when it was originally purchased. Be sure to consult with a tax advisor to clarify any tax implications from your inheritance. UPDATE YOUR INSURANCE AND ESTATE PLANS Insurance and estate planning needs will likely arise as a result of your added wealth. Consider meeting with a financial advisor and 12 | summer 2018

an attorney right away to sort out what actions you may need to take. Common steps after receiving an inheritance include updating your will to reflect any changed wishes or creating an estate plan if you don’t have one; assigning beneficiaries to newly received accounts; and potentially purchasing additional insurance to cover certain inherited assets. DECIDE HOW TO SAVE – OR SPEND – THE MONEY Think about your financial goals and how these newfound assets could help make one or more of them a reality. Even a modest inheritance can make a meaningful difference in helping you save enough for a child or grandchild’s college education, pay off a home mortgage, retire when you want to, or achieve another important milestone. If you inherited from a loved one or close friend,you may want to consider how to honor his or her legacy with a charitable gift. There is no question that an inheritance can represent a significant new opportunity in your financial life. Taking a prudent, thoughtful approach can help preserve your wealth, add to your sense of financial security and open doors to pursue your most important dreams and goals. b

Lisa Cargill, ChFC®, CLU®,CRPC®, CDFA™ is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. She specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies. Ameriprise Financial and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney regarding specific tax issues. Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. © 2017 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.


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CANOPY RIVER A NEW LIFE IS “REINVENTED” FOR THIS 1980s, RIVERFRONT HOME — A PEACEFUL RETREAT WITH A SOPHISTICATED PALETTE, DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING.


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PERCHED ALONG THE THORNAPPLE RIVER and shaded under a canopy of trees, this home bears the appropriate nickname “Canopy River.” In its previous life, it was a 1980s home based on a chopped-up condominium floorplan. Engulfed by scrub trees and overgrown brush; it was a space begging for new life. Fortunately, its potential was realized by Rock Kauffman of Rock Kauffman Design who had purchased the property and had been percolating on ideas about its reincarnation. Several years ago, Kauffman created a unique hobby for himself; an offshoot of Rock Kauffman Design called Reinvent. According to his website, “Reinvent transforms existing homes through a passion for breathing new life into old and forgotten homes that deserve a second chance.” Thus far, he has transformed five homes where he maintains complete creative control over every aspect of exterior to interior completion: first buying the home, conjuring a magical makeover, then attracting the buyer. Kauffman experienced his own reinvention four years ago when he took on design associate Jay Begrow. Jay came in as an intern and brought a component engineering background combined with millennial technology skills and they now work on every project together. “We have a yin and yang balance with my experience and his fresh knowledge. I’ve come alive. He challenges me and the work is fun,” stated Kauffman. “I owned the house for two years and already had a vision, but the buyer came along at its inception and became actively involved in the decisions,” said Kauffman. Although this was a departure from his hobbyist concept, he explained, “These are truly some of the best clients I’ve ever worked with. They gave me creative expression and let me work the way I work best. As they came alive in the project, I adjusted the vision and began an active collaboration with them. They wanted to push it and do it right.” Dave and Donna Hockstra had long followed Kauffman’s innovative work during the biannual Grand Rapids Parade of Homes and after seeing one of Kauffman’s Reinvent homes, they wanted him to help build their final home. This wasn’t the Hockstra’s first rodeo as they’d built six homes during various stages of busy family life, but

CUSTOMIZED LIGHTING AND UPSCALE ARTWORK GIVE THE HOME A FRESH, SOPHISTICATED FEEL. THE HORIZONTAL CONCRETE FIREPLACE, BY HARD TOPIX, IS A FOCAL POINT AND PROVIDES SEPARATION AND INTIMACY FROM THE TELEVISION ROOM WHILE ALLOWING

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Canopy River represented a new phase in their lives as a couple. They’ve lived in elegant, formal homes and casual cottage settings, but this home would reflect where they are in their life right now, offering a peaceful retreat and an open floor plan for sophisticated entertaining. The Reinvent team brought in Chad Gould to work up the preliminary design and layout and he nailed how the house should flow to fit the Hockstra’s lifestyle. He continued to complement the team with computer-aided design (CAD) conceptual drawings as ideas were generated so the Hockstra’s could visualize and approve new concepts like its full metal roof; one of those design inspirations that completely changed the home’s appearance. V.H Construction’s Chris VanHees and his team had worked on other Reinvent projects and without using a lot of subcontractor support, devot-

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ed their efforts to all aspects of the home including tile, roofing, framing, woodwork, and siding. Over the course of his career, VanHees has become a Jack-of-all-trades and by continuing to hone his skills and keep up on new codes and trends, he has a good understanding of what can and cannot be done. His forte is putting all the pieces together so there’s no re-do later. The first challenge VanHees faced was to open up the lot to its previously hidden river view which involved heavy excavation such as taking down a hill, removing vegetation, and backfill to buttress up a retaining wall. The home was essentially gutted to the exterior shell leaving the roof line, but it was necessary to modify the frame for more windows, and the wiring, mechanical, and plumbing is all new. Esthetically, the design team reinvented the ’80s ranch into a rustic-modern look by using exterior materials like horizontal v-groove board and batten siding out of indestructible, fiber cement Hardiepanels. Cedar soffits and garage doors with a rich tobacco stain are naturally resistant to rot and decay offering very low maintenance. One of the home’s most striking features is an 8 by 6-foot glass bridge that homeowner Dave Hockstra thought would be a cool idea. He found a California company that could manufacture the thick glass coated in porcelain dots for grip, and with LED lighting shot through, it’s a welcoming beacon at night. “I was hired and fired from the design team several times,” Dave laughed. “In my business, I need the entire project completely scoped out up front. It was very hard for me to go along with designing on the fly, so they’d fire me!” “I’ve admired Rock’s work from afar for years and to finally be able to work with him was a dream come true for me,” added Donna. “He explained that all good design happens in layers, and he had a knack for guiding us by giving us smaller pieces of the big picture because it’s a lot to figure out all at once.” Contemporary design can have a cool, hard edge, but there’s nothing standoffish about this

THE RUSTIC-MODERN EXTERIOR FEATURES HORIZONTAL BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING OUT OF FIBER CEMENT HARDIEPANELS. THE LANDSCAPING, DESIGNED BY ROOKS LANDSCAPING, COMPLEMENTS THE HOME’S CONTEMPORARY STYLE AND RIVERFRONT SETTING.

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THE KITCHEN FEATURES QUARTZ THROUGHOUT, ADDING CHARACTER TO THE PALE PALETTE. THE RANGE HOOD HAS A MIRRORED METAL FINISH THAT ADDS GLAMOUR WITHOUT TOO MUCH GLITZ. THE KITCHEN WALL DIVIDE GIVES THE CHEF A LITTLE PRIVACY AS WELL AS SPACE FOR A TV ON ONE SIDE AND

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home’s interior which captures the friendly, inviting personality of the homeowners. French white oak floors with a roughened, bleached finish provide a warm backdrop to the monochromatic palette in juxtaposition to splashes of color and rich, darkly stained wood accents. With the original hip roof interior, most designers would do a tray ceiling, but VanHees was challenged with a shiplap ceiling. “Chris thought the project out carefully and did an amazing job with the interior woodwork. The ceiling had to be perfect or any flaws where all the points joined would be noticeable,” commented Kauffman.


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“We tried to use the original chimney, but changed to a large, Heatilator fireplace,” noted Dave. “This is another example of Chris’s talented crew handling last-minute challenges. With Rock designing on the fly, you need to stop and figure out how to make it happen and since there was no easy way to tear it apart; the chimney came out piece by piece.”

The kitchen wall divide gives the chef a little privacy from the great room and space for a wall of double ovens. Cambria solid surface quartz is carried from the counter up the wall adding character to the monochromatic background. The range hood has a mirrored metal finish that’s repeated in a mirrored finish sink and backsplash. All elements work together to add glamour without too much glitz. For dining surfaces, Kauffman prefers to The horizontal, two-sided fireplace became a focal point of the room but use wood which is warmer to the touch than a solid surface or granite and also provided separation and intimacy from the television room which pre- the Hockstra’s raised kitchen dining bar is crafted from walnut. viously had been enclosed. Opening that space complemented the traffic circulation to flow to the outdoor kitchen and patio. The couple made several trips with the Reinvent team to the candy store of interior design, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Overwhelmed by millions of Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids | 23


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options they loved, Dave shared that the team’s visualization helped keep them on track. “Rock has so many years of experience, he truly knows how to hit all the details. Many old-school design firms rely on sketches or samples, but Jay brings his own unique style plus a youthful technical aspect that many designers don’t have. As we talked, he’d jump on the internet and using various design programs could show us exactly how things would look.” Having a main floor owner’s suite offers single floor living, if desired, in the future. A cove ceiling with a richly reflective silver leaf faux finish was designed with a floating component allowing for dramatic evening lighting. Although the bathroom is more formal, rustic elements like the raked white oak cabinets add warmth while completely surrounded within a floating quartz frame. The owners can enjoy peaceful river views from a porcelain deep soak tub and an 8-foot long through-shower with a transom window. Donna’s home office adjoins the owner’s suite while Dave’s sits above the garage with a sliding barn door designed to keep noise in or out depending on who you ask. 24 | summer 2018


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THE MAIN FLOOR OWNER’S SUITE FEATURES A COVE CEILING DESIGNED WITH A FLOATING COMPONENT ALLOWING FOR DRAMATIC EVENING LIGHTING. THE BATHROOM IS MORE FORMAL BUT RUSTIC ELEMENTS LIKE THE RAKED WHITE OAK CABINETS FROM TRU KITCHENS ADD WARMTH WHILE COMPLETELY SURROUNDED WITHIN A FLOATING QUARTZ FRAME BY GREAT LAKES GRANITE WORKS. A PORCELAIN, DEEP-SOAK TUB FROM RICHARDS IS POSITIONED PERFECTLY FOR PEACEFUL RIVER VIEWS.


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THE BASEMENT INCLUDES A SUBSTANTIAL WINE ROOM WITH GLASS DOORS, FROM SLIGH CLOSETS & GLASS, EXTENDING TO THE CEILING. INSIGHTFUL OPTICAL ILLUSIONS LIKE CONTINUING THE FLOORING UP THE BACK OF THE TASTING ROOM AND INCORPORATING MIRRORS DIMINISHES THE FEEL OF THE 8-FOOT CEILINGS.

The sleek, horizontal lines of the wide floating staircase echo both exterior and interior elements. As the owners were used to higher downstairs ceilings, they were very concerned with how the older home’s 8-foot ceiling height would feel. Their initial hesitation was resolved when a good portion of the basement was devoted to a wine room with glass doors extending to the ceiling. Insightful optical illusions like continuing the flooring up the back of the tasting room and incorporating mirrors in that room and the adjacent exercise room adds depth and the impression of scale. A window below Dave’s glass bridge brings in natural light to the space as well. “I had preconceived notions about Rock,” confessed Donna. “I thought he was untouchable because he’s done so many projects for people with staggering budgets. I couldn’t get over how personable, sincere, and genuine he is. His true gift is that every home he designs is different. He learned about us: what was important to us and how we conduct our life to make it our home, not his.” b

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BUILDING memories

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After interviewing Chicago architects, the owners saw a home on the Sears Architects’ website and knew that Rob Sears and his team could design a Cape Cod-inspired cottage that paid homage to its surroundings. Sears lived in Nantucket early in his career and his deep appreciation for shingle-style architecture significantly influenced his firm’s work. “Most of the work of our architects is traditional in nature,” Sears explained. “Even though the home’s exterior detailing is a reflection of life hundreds of years ago, we’ve brought the classic northern Michigan cottage current with modern technology and a dramatically different open floor plan to reflect how people live today.” The Sears Architects’ team sought to strike the right balance between classic and casual with a timeless design that will never be associated with a discernable decade. From its river rock base and wood shingle cladding to the gambrel roof, there are many small touches that read and work well together offering an approachable respite. The gambrel roof comes from 18th-century Dutch colonial architecture and offers a wider roof span with the advantage of increased interior space to accommodate many friends and family who will gather there. 34 | summer 2018

“From the beginning, Sears Architects understood the look we wanted while including features that would be needed at a lake house. This proved to be invaluable since we had never built a lake house before,” shared the homeowners. Since the owners were challenged with making project decisions from over 300 miles away, it was also helpful that Sears and his team were adept at working with clients across the U.S. Although FaceTime provides a great platform for some decisions, nothing compares to initial meetings in person for programming and design. Sears explains that the key to good design is getting to know the client and how they live and interact with their family so their personality translates into the project. The homeowner selected the build/design team who were so instrumental in creating the look of the home they admired on the architect’s website and coincidentally, they also had many special memories growing up vacationing at Glen Lake. Both Amy Darooge of Villa Décor and Eastmark Construction’s Eric Darooge appreciated being a part of the project in its early stages.


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“Starting to work on the design concept and layout of the floor plan sooner than later helps keep everyone on the same page,” commented Amy. “This was very much a collaboration to create a home that was uniquely the owner’s. Villa Décor determined how the interior spaces would live based on the homeowner’s wants, needs, and inspirational image selections, so we could periodically tweak spaces. With everyone communicating, it made the process easier in the long run.”

THE MAIN FLOOR HAS A CIRCULAR ENTERTAINING FLOW FROM THE KITCHEN TO DINING ROOM TO THE DECK. THE EXPOSED, RUSTIC BARN BEAMS EMPHASIZE THE CASUAL, LIVED-IN LOOK.

The owner’s original family cottage had the potato-sized tumbled stone popular in the early Glen Lake cottages and this historic element helped make the new structure fit seamlessly in place. The roof has old-growth, Western red cedar shingles which will naturally weather to a soft grey; flashings and gutters are dark brown color clad steel for architectural contrast; and the Northern white cedar siding is very durable since it grows in swamps and has a natural defense mechanism from rot and decay. Glen Lake is the main focus of this home, so even though the home is perched on a high bluff, solid surface landscaping brings the residents close to the action with meandering steps leading to a lower level fire pit and exclusive beach. A great deal of thought went into other lakeside living spaces including a screened-in porch, private owner’s suite porch, and a kitchen easily accessible from the outdoors.

OUTSIDE, THE ROOF HAS OLD-GROWTH, WESTERN RED CEDAR SHINGLES THAT WILL NATURALLY WEATHER TO A SOFT GREY; FLASHINGS AND GUTTERS ARE DARKBROWN, CLAD STEEL FOR ARCHITECTURAL CONTRAST; AND THE NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR SIDING IS VERY DURABLE SINCE IT GROWS IN SWAMPS AND HAS A NATURAL DEFENSE MECHANISM FROM ROT AND DECAY.

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THE KITCHEN IS BRIGHT WITH WHITE SUBWAY TILE AND THICK, ENGINEERED QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS THAT OFFER THE LOOK OF MARBLE WITHOUT THE MAINTENANCE.THE LUXURY APPLIANCES, FROM BEKINS APPLIANCE, BLEND SEAMLESSLY. THE DISTINCTIVE EUROPEAN OAK WOOD FLOORS HAVE SURFACE SCARS AND EDGE MARKINGS MAKING IT INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM VINTAGE HARDWOOD.

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INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR, WHITE SHIPLAP WALLS STRETCH FROM FLOOR TO CEILING, AND A STUNNING, CUSTOM STAIRCASE

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THE EXTERIOR’S RIVER ROCK BASE AND WOOD SHINGLE CLADDING OFFER A TIMELESS DESIGN AS WELL AS THE GAMBREL ROOF THAT PROVIDES A WIDER ROOF SPAN WITH THE ADVANTAGE OF INCREASED INTERIOR SPACE.

Eric’s goal was to present cost-cutting options where it made sense, but also ensure build quality incorporating the latest technology to keep the home in good stead for future generations. The owners agreed to use a highperformance building system of insulated foam core sandwiched between structural facings called Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). “It’s almost like building the house twice because you skin the original structure to add the panels, but it results in an amazingly well-insulated, energy-efficient home,” explained Eric. “Eric had many ideas on how to value engineer the project without sacrificing aesthetics and quality,” continued the homeowner. “He gave us real world knowledge of how certain aspects and features would play out in the Northern Michigan landscape. We had total confidence in him and his team after our first call with him.” Step through the front door and you immediately appreciate how perfectly the home has been situated. Glen Lake is the focal point and its iridescent shades of blue will be reflected throughout the day from morning light to sunset. What’s also quickly apparent are the gifts of Villa Décor. “As a builder, I’m focused on the minutiae of the project where Amy and her team looks at the big picture and brings an overarching artistic view. Sometimes you


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can easily identify an interior designer’s ‘look’ in any house, but Villa Décor’s style is casual, easy to understand,” shared Eric. “The interior design process with Amy and Alex at Villa Décor was wonderful,” said the homeowner. “We’re so happy they were brought in during the design process as Amy really thought through how we would use each space and suggested architectural changes that we haven’t regretted. She and Alex found the perfect paint colors for each space and furniture that can accommodate a house full of people. Once inside the front door, you’re met with cheery white shiplap walls stretching from floor to ceiling, and a stunning custom staircase with wrought iron and natural wood banisters. “The staircase is such an important part of the vertical circulation in a house and we like to get that right,” commented Sears.

“ E ven though the exterior detailing is a reflection of life hundreds of years ago, we ’ ve brought the classic, northern Michigan cottage current with modern technology and a dramatically different, open floor plan to reflect how people live today. ”

It wouldn’t be right without the custom millwork of Eastmark Construction’s master finish carpenter, Mark Andres, who took the house from drywall to finish with custom cabinetry and liveedge sink vanities. In addition to being skilled with the adze used to craft the exposed rustic barn beams used throughout the home, Andres created a teamwork atmosphere and kept a steady hand on the tiller in a calm, reliable way. The home’s casual lived-in look is due to its distinctive European oak wood floors which undergo convincing surface scarring and edge marking making it indistinguishable from vintage hardwood. Discovered by the homeowner, the tongue and groove planks were shipped overseas from France. Villa Décor was able to use their worn, dull surface as a canvas to create a home where textures and colors add pop, but carefree living is welcomed. With friends and family filling the home every weekend, the main floor has a circular entertaining flow from the kitchen to dining room to 38 | summer 2018


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GLEN LAKE IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS HOME SO, EVEN THOUGH THE HOME IS PERCHED ON A HIGH BLUFF, SOLID SURFACE LANDSCAPING BRINGS THE RESIDENTS CLOSE TO THE ACTION WITH MEANDERING STEPS LEADING TO A LOWER LEVEL FIRE PIT AND EXCLUSIVE BEACH.


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deck with built-in bar. Sunbrella became the logical fabric of choice plus a custom raffia-finish coffee table cured for durability. Although minimalistic, the kitchen is bright and cheery with white subway tile and thick engineered quartz that offers the look of marble without the maintenance. Stainless steel highlights and balances out material finishes. Allweather bar stools are tough but add character to the space. Villa Décor designed a transom feature to add light and reduce the tunnel-like feel of entering the hallway with its high ceilings. Thinking forward to busy weekends, the team provided a spacious main floor laundry room directly off a lake entrance. On the second floor, they borrowed space from a guest walk-in closet to create a brilliant solution for crucial linen changeovers when all five bedrooms are bursting with guests. Two sets of stacked washers and dryers are housed behind barn doors.

THE GAMBREL ROOF OVER THE GARAGE MADE FOR THE IDEAL KIDS’ BUNK QUARTERS WITH QUEEN SIZE TRUNDLE PULLOUTS AND SECTIONALS DESIGNED TO SLEEP UP TO 14. THE KIDS’ BATHROOM IS SPLASH-PROOF WITH A MASSIVE TROUGH SINK, ANTIQUE LIFE PRESERVER, AND VINTAGE CHILDREN’S BATHING SUITS.

The gambrel roof made the area over the garage the ideal place to sleep boisterous children, and Mark Andres crafted bunk beds with queen size trundle pullouts and sectionals designed to sleep up to 14. The kids’ bathroom is splash-proof with a massive trough sink, antique life preserver, and vintage children’s bathing suits. In case the rules weren’t clear, penny round tiles were laser cut for increased legibility.

THE OWNER’S SUITE SHARES THE FLOOR WITH THE OTHER BEDROOMS. THE INTERESTING ROOF LINES ALLOW FOR A VAULTED CEILING ADDING CHARACTER REMINISCENT OF AN OLDER ERA. FRENCH DOORS OPEN ONTO A PRIVATE DECK FOR PEACEFUL CONTEMPLATION OF THE LAKE. 40 | summer 2018

Contrary to typical homes and harkening back to traditional family cottages, the owner’s suite is on the same floor with the other bedrooms.


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Although original plans called for flat ceilings, the design team used the interesting roof lines to vault the ceiling adding character reminiscent of an older era. French doors open onto a private deck for peaceful contemplation of the lake. A private bathroom oasis was created for the adults with a dream steam shower, blue-honed Carrara marble counters, and hexagonal marble tile floors. The lower level recreation area accommodates adults with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, full bar with stained oak cabinets and granite countertops, a pool table, and poker table. There’s kid-friendly activities as well with a Pac-Man arcade, built-in game storage, and direct access to the outdoors. Due to the efforts of all involved, this home exceeded the owner’s expectations and will stand strong for future generations while it weathers gently into its surroundings. b

RESOURCE INDEX BUILDER Eastmark Construction ARCHITECT Sears Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Villa Decor APPLIANCES Bekins MOULDING & MILLWORK Philip Elenbaas Millwork


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THE TASTE OF HOME

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Summer Refresh tempting, bright and balanced Summer provides an abundance

of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced.

Kumai recommends her Carrot Beauty Noodles as a showstopping side dish to accompany main courses throughout the summer, while a light and savory Miso Kale Caesar Salad can satisfy appetites before dinner. Meanwhile, the fresh-and-fruity versatility of this Peach Smoothie means you can enjoy it at breakfast, as a nutritious midday snack or even for dessert.

Using seasonal ingredients, like peaches and other sunripened fruits, can help play up the bounty of summer for all types of eating occasions. However, with a wide variety of available choices, it can be a dizzying task to select recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

All three recipes feature Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which is raw, unfiltered, made with the mother and can be a chef’s secret ingredient to brighten and awaken taste buds to the true flavors of food by enhancing your favorite recipes during the summer or any time of year. Because it’s crafted with care, the clean, crisp flavors provide a difference you can see and taste while helping add a perfect sweet-and-sour balance to traditional meals as well as new favorites.

This summer, celebrity chef Candice Kumai – also known as the “Golden Girl of Wellness” – recommends these recipes to help brighten and awaken the best flavors at your table. “Apple cider vinegar is my favorite natural way to cook, look and feel my very best for all of summer,” Kumai said. “These recipes feature its powerful benefits and bright taste, which awaken summertime cooking.”

With so many fresh choices, summer is the perfect opportunity to make the most of flavors in almost anything you’re making, but selecting the right recipes and ingredients can be the first step toward truly soaking up the brightness of the season. Carrot Beauty Noodles Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids | 47


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Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 2 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa 3 tablespoons organic red miso paste 3 tablespoons Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons roasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce 9 cups spiralized carrots 2 cups shelled organic edamame 1 avocado, cubed 2 tablespoons fresh mint (leaves removed from stems) 2 tablespoons ground sesame seeds Cook rice or quinoa according to package directions. In medium mixing bowl, add red miso paste, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, roasted sesame oil, honey, ginger and tamari or soy sauce. Whisk well to combine. Add spiralized carrots, edamame and cooked rice or quinoa. Toss well to coat. Garnish with avocado cubes, fresh mint leaves and ground sesame seeds.

Miso Kale Caesar Salad Recipe courtesy of Candice Kumai Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 2 Dressing: 1/4 cup tahini paste (ground sesame seed paste) 1/4 cup organic red or white miso paste 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup 3 tablespoons Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Peach Smoothie Recipe courtesy of Candice Kumai Prep time: 5 minutes Servings: 2 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/2 frozen banana 3/4 cup sweet-potato puree 3 cups frozen organic peaches 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 scoop collagen powder 1-2 tablespoons Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Salad: 1 large bunch finely chopped curly kale, destemmed 1/2 cup (about 1 ear) raw white corn, shaved off cob 2 cups daikon radish (about 1/2 radish), peeled, halved and thinly sliced into half-moons 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced 2 tablespoons baked hemp seeds Optional toppings: 8 ounces wild salmon, grilled 8 ounces organic tofu, grilled and cubed To make dressing: In medium mixing bowl, whisk tahini paste, organic miso paste, rice vinegar, honey and apple cider vinegar. Add kale, corn and daikon radish. Toss well to coat with dressing.

In blender, combine almond milk, banana, sweet-potato puree, peaches, ginger, cinnamon, collagen powder and apple cider vinegar; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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RELAXATION STATION from gas station to welcoming retreat

art of glass The 2006 Cosmopolitan Tour HOMES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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2006: Take a peek back at this cottage favorite overlooking the Saugatuck Bay — a view that never gets old. Formerly a gas station (among other things), this unique home experienced a stunning transformation that still pays tribute to its commercial past. Bright and inviting living spaces, filled with local art, create a happy vibe — so happy, we had to share it again. Enjoy!


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S T A T I O N A historic building that once served as a gas station gets a luxurious makeover, giving its owners the perfect place to get their fill of the good life.

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atsy Burnham always dreamed of owning a cottage on Lake Michigan. Now, Burnham and her husband Dave live part-time in a former gas station on the bay. If it sounds to you like the Burhams “settled,” you’re right—they have settled quite comfortably in what has become their dream home on Saugatuck’s Lake Street.

ABOVE: A convex ceiling and large windows give the main floor an open, airy feel; just outside, the beauty of Saugatuck Bay awaits.

RIGHT: The kitchen is accented with eclectic touches like grape-hued custom cabinetry from Interior Specialties, a river sink that squiggles across the countertop and unique pendant lamps from Kendall Lighting. 52 | summer 2018

Since a complete overhaul of the building by the bay took place last year, the Burnham’s home has received a Historic Preservation Award from the State of Michigan and been a main attraction on the Parade of Homes. It’s even gained national attention: soon, it will be featured on an episode of HGTV’s “reZONED,” a show about commercialturned-residential structures. The 80-year-old commercial building became a cozy abode last year, after the couple viewed the property at the insistence of daughter Tammy Kerr, a Saugatuck realtor. The structure was slated for residential use, and when Patsy walked through the door, she knew what had to be done.


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“Oh my God, what a vision,” she said. “I had to have it.” Along with Dave’s sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Herbie Williams, the Battle Creek couple purchased the structure at 415 Lake Street. They closed the deal over a bloody mary at Wally’s Bar & Grill—one of Saugatuck’s local watering holes—and within months, that vision would become a reality thanks to the handiwork of Holland-based DeYoung Builders, Kerr’s layout ideas and the creative flair of Patsy, who just happens to be an interior designer. This transaction represented just another chapter in the story of this building; the history of this structure is just as fascinating as the home itself. A man by the name of George Wright built the edifice in 1922; known then as Wright’s Pavilion, locals and tourists visited the location to buy ice cream, candy and cigars. The bridge connecting Saugatuck and Douglas had yet to be built, so at that time a boat transported visitors between the north and south shores of the river. Since then, the structure has also served as a gas station and an antique store. Today, the façade, with its striped canopies and arching roof, hints at the building’s commercial past. But what awaits inside is a cozy residence that anyone would be happy to call “home sweet home.” Builder Mike DeYoung worked closely with the Burnhams as they undertook this creative transformation: “We could not have done this without him,” says Patsy. DeYoung Builders’ previous experience with this sort of project came into play: this is the second project the company has tackled that involved turning a commercial structure into a residential dwelling—the first was a condominium project in downtown Holland. In terms of the interior, the Burnhams were confronted with an essentially blank slate. “There wasn’t even a wall in here when we first saw it,” says Dave. DeYoung helped them work through their options, going so far as to create a model seethough fireplace that the owners had been considering for the center of the open, upstairs living space. The mock-up was enough to convince them that it was a bad idea, obstructing the view to the bay, and so the fireplace was moved into the brick wall next to the kitchen area. Thanks in part to this change of plans, the structure “has a lot of usable space,” remarks Dave. Upon entry, the convex ceiling and the uninterrupted hallway lead the eye through the home and to the double doors at the rear which provide a clear spectacle of Saugatuck Bay. This main level features two master suites with adjoining bathrooms and a large, open room that serves as a kitchen, dining and living area. Patsy says the main level presented the biggest challenge because of space issues. Concern about 54 | summer 2018


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making the 3,000-square-foot home as uncluttered and user-friendly as possible led her to use tall, space-saving storage units in upstairs closets and to install such accoutrements as a flat screen television that disappears into its cabinet and a vertical wine rack drawer that glides easily in and out of the cabinetry by the bar area. A maple floor, knotty pine ceiling, and knotty alder kitchen cabinets and front door serve as cornerstones for much of the main floor’s design, filling the home with the warm appeal of natural materials. Meanwhile, modern conveniences like the stainless steel appliances and sink that squiggles across the countertop next to the bar—Patsy calls it the “river sink”—reveal a thoroughly contemporary flair. Seeded glass cabinet doors, unique light fixtures and a curved brick wall encompassing a fireplace complete the sophisticated scene. While the home has a cosmopolitan vibe, it also captures the quaint, art-influenced feel of the town in which it is based. Saugatuck has no dearth of local artists, and much of the home’s art comes from the galleries of local artists like Maryjo Lemanski and Jim Brandess.

I WANTED THIS TO BE A FUN, UPLIFTING COTTAGE, BUT I WANTED TO KEEP THE FEEL OF THE ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING Follow the stairs down to the lower level, and a glass partition serves to separate the staircase and the open space that houses the shuffleboard and bar. Off of the main room, which has a southwestern theme, are a laundry area and two bedrooms with bathrooms. One of the bedrooms includes single and double bunks and a nook with a built-in bed in order to accommodate the children and grandchildren of the two couples that own the home. This is yet another example of the space-conserving measures that prevent the moderately-sized home from feeling cramped, even with a full house on holiday weekends. The other basement bedroom is the color of an orange popsicle. “I love color,” says Patsy, a statement manifested by the multi-colored tiles she chose for the bathroom floors. This bedroom also features one of the home’s many examples of one-of-a-kind functional art: a light fixture crafted of canvas and springs. TOP: The previous owner believed that the residents would use the basement as a drive-in garage; instead, the large garage door was removed and replaced with glass doors to accommodate walk-out access to Saugatuck Bay. BOTTOM: The facade, with its striped canopies and arching roof, hints at the building’s commercial past. DeYoung Builders worked with the homeowners to transform the building into an inviting and cozy home with contemporary flair. 56 | summer 2018

When local developer and contractor Carl Miskotten purchased the structure for residential use in 2002, he believed that however the home was developed, the owners would use the basement as a drive-in garage. That made sense, considering it had a large garage door. But Patsy would not hear of wasting the view of beautiful


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ORIGINALLY VIEWED AS AN INVESTMENT,THE OWNERS DECIDED TO KEEP THE HOME ONCE THEY SAW THE FINAL PRODUCT Saugatuck Bay on car storage, and instead installed double glass doors that now lead to a patio area and fire pit. She also had a side door next to the “garage” sealed off, but kept the glass panes as an extra window into the guest bedroom.

remembered being in the building when it was something else.

“I wanted this to be a fun, uplifting cottage, but I wanted to keep the feel of the original commercial building,” she says.

Certainly that would also be the case for Wright’s daughter, Genevieve, who still lives in the area—just across the bay in Douglas. While the homeowners and Genevieve Wright have never met, Patsy says she would love to show the home to the woman who once knew the place as her father’s pavilion.

The owners were eager to share the final product with the community, allowing others to walk through and see what had become of this little piece of Saugatuck history. Yet a few short months was all the time the owners had between closing the deal and the first day of the Parade of Homes.

Though the home was initially viewed by the two purchasing couples as an investment that would be resold, when Patsy saw the final product, “I convinced them that we should keep it for awhile.” Today, Patsy says she doesn’t plan on leaving her unique home on the bay any time soon.

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THE LIST APPLIANCES, EQUIPMENT AND HARDWARE Bekins Audio/Video & Appliances (616) 957-2333 Decker & Sons (616) 456-5121 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (616) 248-0605 Gerrit's Appliance, Inc. (616) 532-3626 www.gerritsappliances.com ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS 42 North - Architecture + Design (616) 340-8047 David C. Bos Construction Co. (616) 842-2248 x116 DeHaan Homes (616) 896-8300 www.dehaanhomes.com Fitzpatrick Custom Design (616) 532-2000 J. Visser Design (616) 954-2509 Lucid Architecture, Inc (616) 741-0044 Mathison Mathison Architects (616) 920-0545 Visbeen Architects, Inc. (616) 285-9901 x2 AUDIO-VIDEO RETAILER Created Control (616) 356-2660 Decker & Sons (616) 456-5121 Streamline Systems (616)457-5460 www.streamlinesystemsmi.com AWNINGS Action Awning LLC (616) 874-7400 www.actionawning.com www.facebook.com/pages/ActionAwning-LLC/479665515420452 BRICK, STONE & MASONRY Belden Brick & Supply Co. (616) 459-8367 Bultema Bros. Builders Supply, Inc. (616) 245-1125 BUILDER Ashby Builders (616) 893-6284 Aukeman Development Co. (616) 669-4363 B.D.D. Construction Co. LLC (616) 696-1226 BDR Custom Homes, Inc. (616) 458-8505 Berghuis Construction LLC (616) 217-6565 Celebrity Builders LLC (616) 291-1808

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Christin Homes (616) 874-2694 www.christinhomes.com chad@christinhomes.com Colonial Builders LLC (616) 534-2030 Curt Moran Builders, Inc. (616) 293-0660 Daeco Builders, Inc. (616) 682-2422 Dan Vis Builders LLC (616) 293-3597 Dan Vos Construction Co., Inc. (616) 676-9169 Dave Dusendang Custom Homes, Inc. (616) 874-7085 www.dusendanghomes.com Dave Visser Builder LLC (616) 791-8899 David C. Bos Construction Co. (616) 842-2248 x116 DBC Custom Homes (616) 878-5400 www.dbccustomhomes.com www.facebook.com/DBCcustomhomes/ www.instagram.com/dbccustomhomes DeHaan Homes (616) 896-8300 www.dehaanhomes.com Diephuis Builders, Inc. (616) 956-7441 Eastbrook Homes, Inc. (616) 988-1324 Epique Homes, Inc. (616) 437-1767 Falcon Custom Homes, Inc. (616) 682-1700 Forest Hills Homes LLC (616) 940-9015 Habitat For Humanity of Kent County (616) 588-5220 Infiniti Custom Homes, Inc. (616) 322-3005 Insignia Homes (616) 940-1703 Interra Homes (616) 862-1292 J & J Concepts LLC (616) 540-3560 J. Peterson Homes LLC (616) 291-1816 Jim Tibbe Homes (616) 916-8895 John L. Koetje Builder, Inc. (616) 538-4241 Kenowa Associates, Inc. (616) 531-0069 KLH Custom Homes LLC (269) 823-8041 Koetje Builders, Inc. (616) 457-3450

LeBlanc Custom Homes (616) 723-1467 www.leblanccustomhome.com www.facebook.com/LeBlanc-Custom-Homes1546652642282852/ Drew@leblanccustomhome.com Let Us, Inc. (616) 893-2341 Lown Homes LLC (616) 366-3436 Makuski Builders, Inc. (616) 299-1725 Maplewood Homes (616) 499-5054 www.maplewoodhomes.com Mike Schaap Builders, Inc. (616) 399-9925 www.mikeschaapbuilders.com Mosaic Properties & Homes (616) 235-0711 x201 Muston Construction, Inc. (616) 887-9088 www.mustonconstruction.com www.facebook.com/mustonconstruction www.houzz.com/pro/muston/__public office@mustonconstruction.com New Urban Home Builders LLC (616) 401-5669 Nugent Builders, Inc. (616) 866-7663 P.A. DeHaan LLC (616) 299-1329 Raymar Homes (616) 299-7664 Schultz Builders LLC (616) 405-9316 Scott Christopher Homes (616) 784-4500 Scott Lamaire Custom Homes (616) 802-8850 Sherwood Custom Homes LLC (616) 891-1865 www.sherwoodcustomhomes.com jeff@sherwoodcustomhomes.com Snellink Builders (616) 437-4527 Snowden Builders LLC (616) 299-8455 Solomon Homes LLC (616) 437-1179 Sytsma Construction LLC (616) 437-4966 www.sytsmaconstruction.com sytsmaconstllc@gmail.com Tim Schollaart Builder LLC (616) 890-1381 Tim VerStrate Custom Homes, Inc. (616) 677-6062 www.timverstratecustomhomes.com

Closet Design (616) 772-1119 Michigan Shelf West, Inc. (616) 863-6481

Tom Montsma Builders, Inc. (616) 662-0229 V.H. Construction, Inc. (616) 723-4243 Viersen Properties LLC (616) 299-6846 Whitmore Homes LLC (616) 446-3482 Woods Builders Homes, Inc. (616) 272-3468

Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 www.slighdesign.com www.facebook.com/SlighDesign/ www.houzz.com/pro/slighclosetandglass/sligh-closetand-glass

BUILDING MATERIALS Eikenhout Building Supplies (616)-459-4523 Foundation Building Materials (616) 534-4903

FLOOR COVERING Century (616) 988-4524

CABINETRY Benchmark Wood Studio (616)994-7374 benchmark-studios.com

Certified Tile & Stone Installers (616) 437-3520 www.certifiedtilewm.com www.certifiedtilewm.com/backsplashes/ www.certifiedtilewm.com/tile-flooring/

Closet & Room Solutions (616) 785-1021 www.closetandroomsolutions.com

DeGraaf Interiors (616) 669-1621 Johnson Carpet One (616) 531-3100 Klingman's Furniture (616) 942-7300

Rivershores Building Products, Inc. (616) 738-8440 Rivershores Hardwood Flooring & Cabinetry Company (616) 243-7000 -EGR (616) 738-8440 - Holland www.facebook.com/RivershoresHardwoodFlo oringCompany/ www.houzz.com/pro/rivershoreshardwoodflooring/rivershores-hardwood-flooring sales@rivershores.com

Rivershores Hardwood Flooring & Cabinetry Company (616) 243-7000 -EGR (616) 738-8440 - Holland www.facebook.com/RivershoresHardwoodFloori ngCompany/ www.houzz.com/pro/rivershoreshardwoodflooring/rivershores-hardwood-flooring sales@rivershores.com

Standale Interiors (616) 453-8201 www.standaleinteriors.com www.facebook.com/standaleinteriors www.houzz.com/pro/standaleinteriors www.pinterest.com/standaleint

Standale Interiors (616) 453-8201 www.standaleinteriors.com www.facebook.com/standaleinteriors www.houzz.com/pro/standaleinteriors www.pinterest.com/standaleint

Starlite Kitchens (616) 583-9304 www.StarliteKitchens.com www.facebook.com/StarliteKitchensandBaths www.houzz.com/pro/rbronsink/starlite-

GARAGE DOORS Overhead Door Co. of Grand Rapids (616) 261-0300 www.overheaddoorgr.com

Tru Kitchens (616) 957-1969

Zylstra Door, Inc. (616) 698-7242

The Williams Studio (616) 771-0530 www.thewilliamsstudio.com www.facebook.com/TheWilliamsStudio www.houzz.com/pro/williamsstudio1/willia ms-studio#8

GARAGE ORGANIZERS Closet & Room Solutions (616) 785-1021 www.closetandroomsolutions.com

CLOSET ORGANIZERS Closet & Room Solutions (616) 785-1021 www.closetandroomsolutions.com Closet Concepts, Inc. (616) 913-9148 www.closetconceptsofgr.com info@closetconceptsofgr.com

Closet Concepts, Inc. (616) 913-9148 www.closetconceptsofgr.com info@closetconceptsofgr.com Glass Concepts Inc. (616) 994-7050 www.glassconceptsinc.com www.glassconceptsinc.com/gallery

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THE LIST Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 www.slighdesign.com www.facebook.com/SlighDesign/ www.houzz.com/pro/slighclosetandglass/sligh-closet-and-glass sarahc@slighdesign.com GLASS & MIRROR PRODUCTS Closet Design (616) 772-1119 Glass Concepts Inc. (616) 994-7050 www.glassconceptsinc.com www.glassconceptsinc.com/gallery Norbert's Glass & Mirror Co. (616) 531-1110 www.norbertsglassandmirror.com Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 www.slighdesign.com www.facebook.com/SlighDesign/ www.houzz.com/pro/slighclosetandglass/sligh-closet-and-glass sarahc@slighdesign.com HOME AUTOMATION Created Control (616) 356-2660 Streamline Systems (616)457-5460 www.streamlinesystemsmi.com HOME ELECTRONICS INSTALLATION Bekins Audio/Video & Appliances (616) 957-2333 Bekins Audio/Video & Appliances (616) 957-2333 Created Control (616) 356-2660 Streamline Systems (616)457-5460 www.streamlinesystemsmi.com HOME ORGANIZATION Closet Concepts, Inc. (616) 913-9148 Closet & Room Solutions (616) 785-1021 www.closetandroomsolutions.com Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 Systematic (616) 350-9597 INTERIOR DESIGN 42 North - Architecture + Design (616) 340-8047 Dwellings, Inc. (616) 532-7897

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Great American Spaces (877) 553-9945 www.greatamericanspaces.com Rock Kauffman Design (616) 956-3008 Klingman's Furniture (616) 942-7300 Standale Interiors (616) 453-8201 www.standaleinteriors.com Joseph Szymczak www.studioatslate.com KITCHEN & BATH DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Greater Grand Rapids (616) 632-2284 www.dreammakergr.com Granite Transformations (616) 726-1388 Great Lakes Granite Works (616) 785-3088 www.greatlakesgranite.com www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-Granite-Works109217255792578/ www.houzz.com/pro/greatlakesgraniteworks/gre at-lakes-granite-works www.instagram.com/great_lakes_granite_works DBurgess@greatlakesgranite.com Infusion Showrooms by Etna Supply (616) 514-5177 www.infusionshowrooms.com www.facebook.com/infusion.showrooms www.instagram.com/infusionkitchenbathshowrooms/?hl=en

Tru Kitchens (616) 957-1969

SECURITY EPS Security/Engineered Protection Systems The Williams Studio (616) 459-0281 (616) 771-0530 www.facebook.com/EpsSecurity www.thewilliamsstudio.com https://twitter.com/EPS_Security www.facebook.com/TheWilliamsStudio www.linkedin.com/company/eps-security-inc-/ www.houzz.com/pro/williamsstudio1/williams- www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNhObLZqFHqhuYOD studio#8 hVTo9O/ www.houzz.com/pro/epssecurity/eps-security-systems LANDSCAPE DESIGN Alfresco Landcapes LLC SHOWER & TUB ENCLOSURES (616) 453-2530 Closet Design www.alfresco-landscapes.com (616) 772-1119 Landscape Design Services, Inc Godwin Hardware & Plumbing, Inc. (616) 243-3131 (616) 399-1734 www.landscapeds.com Norbert's Glass & Mirror Co. (616) 531-1110 Rivertown Landscapes LLC www.norbertsglassandmirror.com (616) 866-1700 www.rivertownlandscapes.com Re-Bath of Grand Rapids LANDSCAPING & LAWN (616) 949-8827 SPRINKLING www.Rebathgr.com Alfresco Landcapes LLC www.facebook.com/Re-Bath-of-Grand-Rapids399202116792753/ (616) 453-2530 info@rebathgr.com www.alfresco-landscapes.com Landscape Design Services, Inc (616) 399-1734 www.landscapeds.com Rivertown Landscapes LLC (616) 866-1700 www.rivertownlandscapes.com Scholten Landscape Maintenance (616) 755-2479 LIGHTING FIXTURES The Lighting Corner (616) 534-8560 (616) 842-1650 (G. Haven) www.thelightingcorner.com www.facebook.com/thelightingcorner/?fref=ts www.pinterest.com/TLC_1984

Mont Granite (616) 647-0700 www.montsurfaces.com www.facebook.com/montgranite www.pinterest.com/montgranite/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCphAqTXwVEvQ9CD MORTGAGE SERVICES L1xiJ2iQ Adventure Credit Union (616) 243-0125 xx1207 Premier Granite & Stone www.adventurecu.org (616) 647-5538 www.premiergranitetops.com Chemical Bank (616) 588-7438 Richards Kitchen & Bath Showroom www.chemicalbankmi.com (616) 247-0965 Re-Bath of Grand Rapids (616) 949-8827 www.Rebathgr.com www.facebook.com/Re-Bath-of-GrandRapids-399202116792753/ info@rebathgr.com Standale Interiors (616) 453-8201 www.standaleinteriors.com Starlite Kitchens (616) 583-9304 www.StarliteKitchens.com www.facebook.com/StarliteKitchensandBaths www.houzz.com/pro/rbronsink/starlite-

Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 www.slighdesign.com www.facebook.com/SlighDesign/ www.houzz.com/pro/slighclosetandglass/sligh-closet-and-glass SIDING & ROOFING Eikenhout, Inc. (616) 459-4523 Standale Lumber & Supply (616) 530-8200 www.standalelumber.com www.facebook.com/standalelumber SOLAR SCREENS Action Awning LLC (616) 874-7400 http://actionawning.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-AwningLLC/479665515420452

Independent Bank (800) 285-3111

SOLID SURFACE, GRANITE, FABRICATION/ INSTALLATION Great Lakes Granite Works (616) 785-3088 www.greatlakesgranite.com www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-Granite-Works109217255792578/ www.houzz.com/pro/greatlakesgraniteworks/greatlakes-granite-works www.instagram.com/great_lakes_granite_works DBurgess@greatlakesgranite.com

Old National Bank (616) 802-3921 www.oldnational.com

Premier Granite & Stone (616) 647-5538 www.premiergranitetops.com

First United Credit Union (616) 532-9067 www.firstunitedcu.org

Starlite Kitchens (616) 583-9304 www.StarliteKitchens.com www.facebook.com/StarliteKitchensandBaths www.houzz.com/pro/rbronsink/starlite-

Top of the World Granite, Inc. (616) 791-7444 Williams Kitchen & Bath (616) 771-0505 STONE & TILE Certified Tile and Stone Installers (616) 437-3520 Genesee Ceramic Tile Dist (616) 243-5811 Great Lakes Granite Works (616) 785-3088 www.greatlakesgranite.com www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-GraniteWorks-109217255792578/ www.houzz.com/pro/greatlakesgraniteworks/g reat-lakes-granite-works www.instagram.com/great_lakes_granite_work s DBurgess@greatlakesgranite.com Mont Granite (616) 647-0700 www.montsurfaces.com www.facebook.com/montgranite www.pinterest.com/montgranite/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCphAqTXwVEvQ9CD L1xiJ2iQ Premier Granite & Stone (616) 647-5538 www.premiergranitetops.com Top of the World Granite, Inc. (616) 791-7444 STORAGE Closet & Room Solutions (616) 785-1021 www.closetandroomsolutions.com Sligh Closet & Glass (616) 422-4321 WINDOW COVERINGS Klingman's Furniture (616) 942-7300 Standale Interiors (616) 453-8201 www.standaleinteriors.com www.facebook.com/standaleinteriors www.houzz.com/pro/standaleinteriors www.pinterest.com/standaleint/ WINDOWS & DOORS Eikenhout, Inc. (616) 459-4523 Pella Windows & Doors by HORNE (616) 889-5857 www.pellawestmichigan.com www.facebook.com/pellawindowsanddoors R J Raven Corporation (616) 245-5684 Standale Lumber & Supply (616) 530-8200 www.standalelumber.com


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