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Grand Rapids Cosmopolitan Home SPRING • SUMMER 2011

departments 5 GARDEN CALENDAR Garden tasks all year long 6 BUSINESS PROFILE An Outdoor Lover s Dream A closer look at Retractable Solutions 8 DESIGNER PROFILE Clothes that Make the Man LJ Bullian Custom dresses clients for success 30 BUSINESS PROFILE The New Centennial Country Club New ownership breathes new life into a tucked-away gem

features 10 Old World Twist Classic, Old World style is customized with a fresh appeal by Mosaic Homes 21 2011 Spring Parade of Homes The Cosmopolitan Tour The homes you won’t want to miss on this year’s Parade FLIP SIDE RENOVATE GRAND RAPIDS Impressive makeovers give two Grand Rapids homes a new life

Pictured: Serenity Now A formal beauty gets a serene makeover. See feature on page 4 of RENOVATE GRAND RAPIDS (the flip side). Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids | 3


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cover photo by Ashley Avila

Volume XXI1I Issue 2 No. 122

ROOKS LANDSCAPING Design Installation Maintenance

PUBLISHER

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EDITOR

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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gardencalendar

june Give flowers, shrubs, trees and lawn an inch of water weekly if it does not rain

Harvest basil leaves before the plant flowers. Make pesto.

Monitor rhododendron for black vine weevil damage and roses for infestations of Japanese beetles.

Plant a few seeds of flowering annuals in the garden for a fresh burst of late summer bloom.

Watch for Painted Lady caterpillars on fuzzyleaved annuals and perennials. These caterpillars have black and yellow bands with white spots.

Watch for cecropia moths if you live near large wooded areas.

Take softwood cuttings of favorite shrubs and trees.

Remove last of daffodil and spring bulb leaves and continue to weed, water and remove the spent blossoms of annuals, perennials and roses to keep a tidy appearance and encourage re-blooming.

Pick blossoms in early morning after the dew dries. Dry for winter bouquets.

july Plant potted roses, shrubs, trees, vines and perennial and biennial herbs and flowers

Pinch annuals and perennials until mid-month Remove buds on roses and other flowering plants for larger blooms

Don’t worry about what you didn’t get done this year. Enjoy the remains of summer.

Order spring flowering bulbs Plant cool season vegetables for autumn harvest

Resist fertilizing plants during drought or extremely high temperatures.

Harvest herb seeds and leaves Remove faded flowers

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The Outdoor Lover’s Dream:

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RETRACTABLE SOLUTIONS, INC.

eff Nash, the owner of Retractable Solutions Inc. located at 1020 E. Saginaw St. in Lansing helps his customers incorporate their love of outdoors into their homes. Retractable Solutions Inc., offers a variety of innovative retractable screening solutions for all types of doors, windows, and oversized applications. Nash said his products protect his customers from bugs and other elements when needed, but at other times, the screens are retracted and hidden away to allow the natural beauty of the house to shine through. “It doesn’t take away from the look of the home,” said Nash. “It stores away daily and they (home owners) just pull it out simply when they need it and you don’t even know you have these systems until you are actually using it,” said Nash. Retractable Solutions Inc. offers several types of screening solutions including Phantom retractable door screens, Serene retractable window screens and Executive power screens. Phantom retractable door screens can be utilized on any type of door including Double-French doors, swing in or swing out doors, sliding doors and oversized doorways. Nash said when homeowners install retractable screens, the character of the front door isn’t overshadowed by an unattractive screen. “It (the screen) doesn’t cover up your beautiful front door that you paid a lot of money for,” said Nash. Serene retractable window screens are glided into place when needed and rolled away and out of sight when not necessary. There’s no need to take them off and store them in the winter season. Executive power screens are ideal for large openings such as: balconies, porches, verandas, telescoping walls, and garage doors. These screens are motorized and can be activated or removed with the push of a button. “You push a button and these things simply drop down from the roof and enclose a porch and then it’s gone when you don’t need them all year around,” said Nash. “This doesn’t take away from the look of your backyard…. whether you’re on the lake or a golf course or just the woods in general,” said Nash.

Because the screens are tucked away in the winter they aren’t subjected to snow build up. In addition because they are tucked away when not in use this reduces the possibility of damage from animals and dirt build up. The screens vary in price depending on size and what their intended us. A door screen costs $375-430. A motorized door screen costs $1,000$4,000, according to Nash. Nash said he works with several architects and builders who include the screens in their design plans. Architect Wayne Visbeen is one of his regular customers. “We have designed retractable screens in dozens of our homes. They play a role in our lakefront screened rooms when folks are especially concerned about losing views through the screens. We have used them in outdoor rooms that need easy access to the pool or other activity centers, but want the possibility of having screens seasonally or later in the evening,” said Visbeen. Visbeen said the screens are ideal because they give homeowners options. “The product is fantastic, because it lets us use a room for multiple uses. Flex design is an important element today and this is one of the products that gives a home or outdoor room extended life,” said Visbeen. Visbeen echoes Nash’s sentiment that the screens are an outdoor lover’s dream. “There are some areas on the big lake that do not experience flies or other bugs during the normal season, but on certain hot days or times of the year they find the need. They are great for this application,” said Visbeen. “I love how easy the screens are to use and how good they allow the porch to look,” he said. Nash has owned Retractable Solutions Inc. since 2003. He said the product itself has been on the market for about 18 years.

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designer profile

Clothes that make

the Man BY LAURA MICHELS

LEO BULLIAN CUSTOM SETS THE BAR FOR SUCCESS

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t seems Leo Bullian, the owner of Leo Bullian Custom came out of the womb dressed to impress. “I’ve been in the clothing business all my life,” said Bullian. “When you were in school, remember there were always a couple guys who always looked nice in their clothes? That was me.”

Bullian said he was fated for work in the clothing industry. His career was jolted into motion when he was 14-years-old after a shopping spree with his mother that left much to be desired. She told him if he didn’t like the clothes she chose, he could make some money and buy his own. So he did. Bullian made a beeline to his favorite clothing store where he convinced the owner to give him a job. “He hired me and he said, ‘Leo you probably don’t realize it, but you are probably going to be in the clothing business all your life.’” His boss was right. Fast forward to 1994. That’s when Bullian began working with custom made clothing. “I saw a need in Grand Rapids for custom clothing. At the time no one was doing custom clothing in Grand Rapids,” said Bullian. Leo Bullian Custom, located at 5380 Cascade Rd., specializes in custom made clothing. The business caters predominately to men who want something special in their closet. Ed Clark is a longtime customer of Bullian’s. He likes the unique features of suits made just for him such as working button holes and lining in the suit. “Just little touches you just don’t encounter when you go into a retail store,” said Clark. “You feel like you are wearing a piece of clothing that fits. It makes you feel better.” 8 | spring • summer 2011

Bullian does the fittings for his clients in the client’s home or office or at the showroom. Then the client chooses exactly how he wants his suit to look. Some options include: two or three buttons, double breasted, pleated or un-pleated, and lining or no lining. Plus, clients chose from an enormous variety of fabrics. “I have over 8,000 fabrics to choose from,” said Bullian. Bullian said he doesn’t cater to a typical type of client. For example, he’s created a tuxedo for a 12-year old boy, and he’s designed a suit for a 94year-old man. He’s also designs for men of all different sizes, from very tall to short. However, most of Bullian's clients don’t require custom made clothes because they can’t find their sizes in the stores. Instead, most just like creating their own unique look. “A lot of people who order custom do not necessarily need a custom fit – what they want is something no one else has,” said Bullian. “With me you can walk in find a fabric you like, a pattern a color, and nobody else in town is going to have it and that’s why a lot of people like custom.” Bullian said the right suit may help someone get a job. He said if two similarly qualified people are up for the same job, the better dressed person will be hired. “All things equal, clothing is what sets people apart.” A custom made suit from Bullian costs around $595, about 10 percent more than a high end clothing store, according to Bullian. Despite the economic downturn, his customers come back. “My average customer still wants to look good and he still wants to look professional,” said Bullian. “In this economy we are starting to


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OLD WORLD

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hen homeowners Jill and Michael Pawloski first talked about their vision for their new home in the Manchester Hills neighborhood in Cascade, they described a “comfortable, casual place with plenty of light.” “Our previous home was very dark, not a feature we wanted to duplicate,” said Jill Pawloski. “We love the open and airy feeling of this home. The environment is so warm and welcoming.” And welcoming it is. Mosaic Properties built and designed the home with the best of classical architecture in mind, combining the finest materials and building technologies and then adding the right details for warmth and charm. “We are committed to 4-sided architecture,” said Brad Rottschafer, President of Mosaic Properties. “We look at the house not only from the curb but bring unifying details around the home.”

When the Pawloskis first met with Rottschafer, they talked a lot about floor plans and the use of living space. “We looked at several existing floor plans as a starting point but, in the end, we developed a space that is unique to this family and how they live,” said Rottschafer. “It is important that our clients shape a house plan to their needs. We want to know how they want that space to feel as we move from room to room. We try to create efficient spaces by right sizing rooms and their connecting hallways.” The results are ideal. The home complements the neighborhood ideally with its Old World style architecture. The 3,200-square-foot ranch includes a turret and shuttered windows — classic components of a Mosaic-built home. To add a modern, cottage-style twist, dormers were added above the three stall garage. Stucco and real stone in hues lighter and brighter than those commonly used in the Old World tradition complete the home’s unique and inviting exterior.


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“I love this home’s curb appeal,” said Pawloski. Interior designer Tom Krupansky calls the home’s style European casual. “The Pawloskis have traditional furnishings so we added contemporary details, combining simplicity with the Old World style,” said Krupansky. “By doing this, we were able to create the warm and casual atmosphere that the family wanted.” Warm and neutral colors, used throughout the interior (paint, carpet, and fabrics), help create a relaxed atmosphere and peaceful environment while the darker, bronze fixtures play up the Old World style. The home’s kitchen, with its wide plank, distressed mahogany floors, dark stained alder cabinets, and slate backsplash, reflects the European tradition. The kitchen island, with seating for three, gives the family a place for casual lunches

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“We love the open and airy feeling of this home. The environment is so warm and welcoming.” and quick breakfasts. Next to the kitchen is an eating area where the family enjoys evening meals together in a more traditional setting. The kitchen’s walk-in pantry features ample storage for dry goods as well as smaller appliances, a convenient yet hidden location that reduces countertop clutter. The slate used for the kitchen backsplash is repeated on the floor in the mudroom area, powder room, and laundry room giving cohesiveness to the connected areas. The powder room features a mission style vanity, which is repeated in the cabinetry throughout the home. This room’s modern light fixture balances out the darker hues of the cabinet, framed mirror, and granite countertop. “The fixture provides an unexpected twist and adds interest to the room,” explained Krupansky. The home’s main floor great room features soaring 19-foot ceilings, a wall of windows, a fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and a carpet inlay. “The carpeted area adds a modern feel and warms up the space,” said Krupansky. “We also did a fireplace surround of very small glass and stone tiles to tie in with the modern look of simplicity.” These features work together to balance the fam-

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The comfortable and casual environment of the main floor offers a light airy feeling. Warm and neutral colors, used throughout the interior (paint, carpet, and fabrics), help create a relaxed atmosphere and peaceful environment while the darker, bronze fixtures play up the Old World style.


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The home’s main floor great room features soaring 19-foot ceilings, a wall of windows, a fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and a carpet inlay. The home’s kitchen, with its wide plank, distressed mahogany floors, dark stained alder cabinets, and slate backsplash, reflects the European tradition. The kitchen island and countertops feature granite from Top of the World Granite. ily’s traditional furnishings, including a beautiful grandfather clock. A library, off the family room, provides the Pawloskis with a quaint, quiet space to curl up and read a book or enjoy the beautiful view. Completing the main floor is the owners’ suite. The bathroom’s white ceramic tile (used for the tub surround and shower), white cabinetry, light-colored walls, and muted ceramic floor give the space a clean and modern look. A large, his-and-hers walk-in closet provides plenty of space for the Pawloskis to store their clothing, shoes, and accessories. The comfortable and casual environment of the main floor flows seamlessly into the carpeted, Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids | 15


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The comfortable and casual environment of the main floor flows seamlessly into the carpeted, lower level. The family room’s overstuffed sectional, flat screen televi-

sion, and rustic stone fireplace (the same stone that was used on the home’s exterior) offer a great place for the family to relax.

A small bar, with a granite countertop, textured tile backsplash, and beverage center completes the family room portion of the lower level.

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lower level. The family room’s overstuffed sectional, flat screen television, and rustic stone fireplace (the same stone that was used on the home’s exterior) offer a great place for the family to relax and, perhaps most often, for the resident high school sophomore to hang out with her friends. “My daughter and her friends spend a great deal of time here,” said Pawloski, a comforting scenario for parents of a teenager. Several windows make even the lower level a light and airy place to be. Painted doors, the same color as the built-in entertainment area, give the space a fresh and modern look. A small bar, with a granite countertop, textured tile backsplash, and beverage center completes the family room portion of the lower level. The noticeably warm lower level is a result of using the Superior Wall foundation system. Explains Kurt Zink, of Mosaic Properties, “This wall system allows for maximum energy efficiency. You end up with a warm and dry basement

“It is important that our clients shape a house plan to their needs. We want to know how they want that space to feel as we move from room to room.”

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Along with the benefit of energy efficiency, this wall system can typically be installed in a day, reducing the total time to build the home. Construction of the walls takes place off site so, as Zink explains, there is virtually no waste at the construction site and no soil contamination. “Our company prides itself on preserving nature whenever possible and enhancing the natural environment by planting tall trees and adding greenbelts, ponds, parks, and wooded islands,” adds Rottschafer. “The result is a warmer, richer neighborhood ... a community.” Next to the lower level family room is a flex room that the family is currently using for billiards. However, this space could easily be used as an office, an exercise area, or an additional bedroom. French doors provide privacy and windows provide this space with light and a view.

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Two lower level bedrooms give the Pawloski?s daughters, one of whom is away at college, with privacy. A shared bathroom with a ceramic tile floor, granite countertops, white cabinets, and chrome fixtures offers a sleek, fresh, and modern look for the young women. A powder room for guests completes the lower level. Because the family moved into their new home in November of last year, they have yet to experience outdoor living in Manchester Hills. Two patios — one off the main floor dining area and one off the lower level family room — will give the family two distinct areas to enjoy the outdoors. “We have built several homes,” explain the Pawloskis, “but this will be our last. We love the convenient location and the beautiful neighborhood. This house is truly our home.” BUILDER . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mosaic Homes INTERIOR DESIGN. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Krupansky CABINETRY. . . . . . . . . . . . Thornapple Cabinetry FINISH HARDWARE. . . . . . . Modern Hardware FIREPLACE. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Builder s Fireplace FLOORING. . . . .. . . . . . . . . .DeGraaf Interiors GARAGE DOORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zylstra Door GRANITE. . . . . . . . . . . . .Top of the World Granite LUMBER & SIDING. . . . .. . . . . . . . Standale Lumber WINDOWS & DOORS. . . . .. . . Standale Lumber

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The best of the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes SPRING IS IN THE AIR! And, it’s time to view the finest architecture, interior design and landscaping throughout West Michigan. Celebrate spring by attending the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes, presented by the Home & Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids. It’s difficult to tour all the homes but if you want to see the best of the best, take the Cosmopolitan Tour. The following pages represent the homes you won’t want to miss on this year’s Parade. You’ll be inspired by the wealth of refreshing ideas, innovative products and remarkable custom work on display. When May 27- June 11 Event hours Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Memorial Day): 1-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 1-9 p.m. Fridays: 6-9 p.m. The Parade is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Ticket prices for the event are $12 for ages 13 and older on the tour, $10 at Lake Michigan Credit Union branches, and FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets and free maps are available at all the Parade Homes.


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COSMOPOLITANTOUR HOME 29

2201 Byron Shores Drive Byron Center, MI 49315

Classic Ranch — 3,708 square feet — 5 bedrooms — 4 & 1/2 baths

M-6 to Byron Center Avenue, South to 68th Street, East to Byron Shores Drive. South to home.

Tim Schollaart Builder welcomes you to our 2011 Spring Parade Home. Inside this classic style custom home you will find it drenched with natural light, highlighting the rich cherry cabinetry, custom trim details, and warm inviting tones. This home is set up for a busy growing family that loves to entertain. With an inviting yet comfortable fl oor plan this house has everything you would desire from 5 bedrooms, to an executive office, to a cozy sun room ideal for family conversations or picturesque sunset views overlooking the lake.

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Other features include: • Open kitchen with double stacked cabinetry, custom island, and our signature custom range hood • Granite counter tops • Walk-in pantry • Main floor and lower level laundry • Master suite with tile shower, granite counter tops and walk-in closet • Unique custom trim and ceiling details • Mudroom with custom lockers, bench and message center • Stone fireplace with custom cabinetry nestled beside • Lower level kitchenette with “beach” mudroom • Walk-out lower level with boat garage • Furnished and decorated Your Style, Your Home from Our Family to Yours. Thanks for visiting our 1st Parade Home!

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River Bluffs 7690 Luca Vista Drive Rockford, MI 49341 Mountain Lodge — 3,500 square feet — 4 bedrooms — 3 full, 2 half baths

10 Mile, turn south on Jericho/Oak St, turn west into River Bluffs Development *** Please be advised 10 Mile Road from Jericho/Oak Street west to US 131 may be under construction.

Solomon Homes invites you to experience award winning design and workmanship in the beautiful community of River Bluffs.

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This home includes the following features: • Craftsman style design • Radiant fl oor heating • Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops • Vaulted great room with timber beams • Custom barreled bathroom ceiling • Wide plank white oak wood fl oors • Custom millwork and built-ins • Stained concrete porch Thank you for visiting our home! Solomon Homes ... Come see the difference.

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COSMOPOLITANTOUR HOME 38

5852 Nelson Drive Hudsonville, MI 49426 Classic Ranch — 3,839 square feet — 5 bedrooms — 3 & 1/2 baths Welcome to J & J Concepts Spring Parade Home! This home is an excellent choice for a growing family. This home is thoughtfully proportioned to meet this family’s carefree lifestyle. All custom features in this home have been designed to refl ect the homeowners need for fl exibility of space for this functional family home. As with all of our homes, J & J Concepts has added custom details in every corner to encourage you to venture further into this exquisitely designed home. J & J Concept’s goal is to maximize and utilize every inch of your home’s space. Each of our clients works one on one with our experienced Residential and Interior Designer to fi t their family’s specific needs. Some of the Homes Unique Features are: • Eleven foot ceilings in the great room area • Custom stone fi replace with unique craftsman mantel and built-ins • Large functional kitchen with custom pantry, island, and stove hood • Lakeside enjoyment for the entire family • Custom detailed built-ins • Magnificent views of Georgetown Shores • Master suite with all the amenities, featuring a steam shower with Jacuzzi • Spancrete garage under main garage • Tour more of our homes at www.jandjconcepts.com

44th St West to 14th Avenue, turn left onto 14th Avenue. As you bear right, 14th Avenue becomes Van Buren Street. Turn Right onto Nelson Drive.

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As with all of J & J Concepts’ homes, this residence articulates our commitment to individualism and creativity of design. We Would Love to Build Your Dream Home!

J & J Concepts www.jandjconcepts.com Jerry Nelson, Jr. 616.540.3560

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Silver Lake 7192 Wilkinson Drive NE Rockford, MI 49341 4,355 square feet — 5 bedrooms — 3.5 baths Engelsma Homes invites you to experience the quality in craftsmanship and design that is visible in all of our homes. This home located on Silver Lake was designed for a family that loves spending time outdoors. Naturally inspired elements are used throughout the home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere and accent the beautiful lake views from each floor.

9 Mile Road East of Meyers Lake Road, South on Wilkinson Drive

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Other amenities include: • 5 bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath • Open kitchen design including an island • Pantry with custom storage • Large back entry with lockers, bench and message center • Custom built-ins throughout • Owners’ suite with walk-in tile shower • Walk-out lower level to patio and lake • Garage under Storage Room • This home is fully furnished and decorated Come see why this homeowner chose Engelsma Homes!

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COSMOPOLITANTOUR HOME C1

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Ranch — 4,500 square feet — 5 bedrooms — 3.5 baths RUSTIC LAKEFRONT HAVEN Fishing, swimming, boating ... located at the end of a private drive on Murray Lake, this comfortable home provides peace and respite. Planned for both family and friends, the fl oor plan provides beautiful lake views from every angle. Custom cabinetry, wood fl oor, spacious mudroom/ laundry area with lots of storage. Guesthouse over the garage with separate entry. No other lakefront home like it in the area. • Hand-crafted cabinetry throughout, granite, beautiful tile • Rich, warm hues; custom lighting • Fully integrated sound system • Hand-hewn beams from Montana • Fireplace on back deck facing lake • Guest house over 3-stall garage • The perfect combination of casual comfort plus intelligent planning and design,

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Makuski Builders Bill Makuski 616.299.1725 www.MakuskiBuilders.com

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2315 Cascade Cascade Springs, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Executive Walkout Ranch — 5,330 square feet — 4 bedrooms — 2 full, 2 half baths RIVER OF DREAMS Welcome to another stunning and inspiring home overlooking the Thornapple River. Along with homes #46 & #47 this home will stand out in your mind as being well thought-out, detailed to perfection and decorated with a timeless and ageless feel. If you are looking for a team that has a passion for excellence an eye for design and details then you are coming to the right place! Gary Byker and Janel Joppie make an amazing Build/Design team which is evident as you visit their 3 water front homes on this tour.

28th Street East to Cascade Road. Turn Right (South) on Cascade. Turn Left (go East) on Thorncrest, Left on Cascade Springs. Follow parade signs to house.

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Gary A. Byker Builder, Inc. www.BuildandDesign.net Gary Byker 616.292.1398 Gary@BuildandDesign.net Janel Joppie Janel@BuildandDesign.net

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Ashton Ridge 7980 Clydesdale Drive SE Ada, MI 49301 Cascade Road South of 28th Street, East on Wycliff, East on 30th Street, South on Buttrick Avenue, West on Clydesdale Drive

Craftsman — 3,240 square feet — 4 bedrooms — 3.5 baths Shurlow Custom Homes Inc. welcomes you to our 2011 Spring Parade Home. Located in Ashton Ridge Estates on the corners of 30th and Buttrick, this home sits in the heart of Cascade. Boasting over 4,000 square feet of the fi nest craftsmanship and design, even the most discriminating of tastes will be satisfied. Visit and see why Shurlow Custom Homes is celebrating over 40 years in business.

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• 2 Story Foyer • Custom built cabinets throughout • Stone and hardie exterior • Granite counter tops • 5 bedrooms & 4 baths • Extensive use of hardwood and stone fl oorings • Professionally landscaped

Shurlow Custom Homes, Inc. www.shurlowcustomhomes.com Scott Shurlow 616.891.6161 jss@shurlowcustomhomes.com

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WYN-DEN-WAVZ 2567 North Lakeshore Drive Holland, MI 49424

Arts & Crafts — 5,800 square feet — 4 bedrooms + loft — 5 baths Take a trip to Michigan’s coast and see our spring masterpiec: a get-away, a retreat, that priceless gift from one generation to the next. It is truly an art to create a home of timeless design that replicates the golden age of century-old shoreline family cottages. Instrumental to our craft are the science of today’s technology, green building products and energy efficient systems along with peerless construction techniques and master craftsmen. Don’t miss this exciting cottage by DeHaan Homes. Picturesque homes by the water’s edge are our forte.

I-196 (West) to Exit #55/Chicago Drive exit right (West). Take Chicago Drive (West) to Business/US31 turn right (North) - 1/2 mile to James Street, James Street (West) to N. Lakeshore Drive turn right (North) 2 blocks on Lakeshore Drive to cottage.

• Fun vacation floor plan • Carriage house with additional 3-stall garage

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• Quarter-sawn oak floors • Main floor owners’ suite • Natural exterior materials • Unique interior architecture • Energy-wise construction methods

DeHaan Homes, Inc. www.dehaanhomes.com Douglas DeHaan 616.896.8300 ddehaan@dehaanhomes.com

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The New Centennial Country Club

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hat happens when an award-winning catering business expands by becoming the new owner of a country club? Happy members and patrons alike. For decades, Centennial Country Club has been a tucked-away, fun spot — a convenient location with the perfect summer atmosphere. Dining is open to the public (and for a limited time, golf too, certain restrictions apply), making CCC a great summer destination. And, this year, CCC is better than ever as West Michigan Catering has made the club its home. With a new focus on personalized customer service and exceptional food plus all the desirables you expect from a country club: a challenging 18-hole golf course, heated outdoor pool, sports programs designed for kids (golf, tennis, swimming), and fitness facility, CCC is an ideal getaway — there’s something for the entire family. “We’re going to re-invent customer service at Centennial,” said Bob Johnson, new owner and general manager. “We want everyone to have an amazing experience here.”

The expansive deck makes outdoor dining a pleasure with views of the course or overlooking the pool. Enjoy offerings from the 19th Hole Lounge or C’s Grille (both menus available on deck) as well as live entertainment throughout the summer. The 19th Hole Lounge offers a casual menu and atmosphere — a great stop after a round of golf or a fun spot to meet friends after work. Happy Hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Enjoy delicious food, a fun atmosphere and daily specials. C’s Grille offers a more upscale menu, designed to be a New American, approachable dining experience with a contemporary flair in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere.

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Lunch offers a lighter fare with fresh salads, specialty sandwiches, house-made soups and daily specials. Dinner features a variety of selections including Certified Angus Beef and fresh seafood as well as locally grown and produced items. An impressive wine list offers something for every wine connoisseur and all price ranges. “We’re excited about our menus — it’s a new level of dining at Centennial,” said Johnson. The pool at CCC offers both relaxation and fun — you choose. Multiple poolside cabanas are an ideal spot to unwind while kids play in the pool. Little C’s offers great snacks for the kids or enjoy items off the 19th Hole menu. Centennial’s swim team is consistently the team to beat and the return of a great coaching staff will keep this tradition strong. An adjoining kids play area, wading pool, sport court, tennis court, and volleyball court, all offering games and events all summer long (don’t forget the live entertainment), make the pool and surrounding areas at Centennial a family-fun spot. CCC has created a successful golf-centric facility that provides both members and guests with a first rate, full service golf experience. A new Pro Shop is on hand — a much missed component of previous years. Head PGA golf professional Bill Ballew and golf operations director and assistant professional Tom Cisler are on staff to offer lessons, answer questions and make sure you’re getting the most out of your golf experience. In the past, Centennial has strictly been a private course, but, for a limited time, non-members can experience its play on a daily fee basis. By combining the best of a traditional country club with the best of the high-end for fee course, CCC is a great, local golf destination.


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above and below and more Overhead doors The professional tennis staff at Centennial offers a Junior Tennis Program, providing professional instruction in a safe and fun environment. From the beginner to the experienced, tennis at Centennial is a fun way to stay active this summer. It’s that time of year: we’ve awakened from our winter doldrums and can finally enjoy the great outdoors. So, how do you make the most of a summer in Michigan? Golf, swimming, tennis, fabulous food and great entertainment are the essentials and the new Centennial Country Club has it all.

Fireplaces & surrounds Central vacuum systems Polyurea floor coating system

NEW! Polyurea floor coating system

2011 GOLF MEMBERSHIP AMENITIES Unlimited Golf Course Use, Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool & Children's Wading Pool, Poolside Grill with Resort-Style Service, Playground Area * Tennis Courts * Exercise Facility, Sand Volleyball Court, Two (2) Spaces for Annual Bag Storage, Full Charging Privileges throughout the Club, Discounted Pricing at Golf Galaxy, Access to Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Banquet Services Provided by West Michigan Caterer

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Calumet Building (616) 261-0500 Overhead Door (616) 261-0300 5761 N. Hawkeye Ct. S.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49509 FAX 616.261-0800

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