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10 Narrow Escape A demure modern fits just right into Higgins Lake cabin country.

18 Into the Landscape Organic materials and a low-slung design complement a stunning landscape.

26 Still at Home A new Traverse City beach home has everything the homeowners wanted—including the memories.

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Editor’s Note Shopping Manistee

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Northern Style Aglow for the Holidays

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Find contact information for the people and products who helped to create the fabulous homes in this issue.

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True Northern Style I’m lovin’ this month’s Northern Style—everything from the execution to the final page layout has been a blast. ˜ e fun started in early October when I went scouting for product ideas. Northern Michigan’s color season was just blooming, but given that I was preparing for the December issue, I had visions of sugar-plums dancing in my head—so I set out for the Manistee area, land of the enchanting Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend. ˜ e festival was, of course, still two months away (December 5–8 this year), but I hoped there’d be an opportunity to sni° the holidays in the air. I brought a friend for what turned out to be a gloriously beautiful day ÿ lled with charming shops and stunning landscape. After browsing Serendipity in Bear Lake, we headed to downtown Manistee where the Vogue ˜ eatre was still wearing its sca° olding—a sign of the renovation that promises to inject the downtown with the same glow that the State ˜ eatre gave downtown Traverse City—but no matter. ˜ e shops were bustling. And for good reason: they are on styleÿ re down there, from ˜ e Ideal Kitchen to Alex Doucett’s, from Suvi to Swankyz to Surroundings, there was home decor and me-decor stu° to rival any downtown shopping experience. With sweet ideas swirling in my brain, we headed back north on M-22 for Onekama and the fabulous home boutique Macbeth. Along the route we were reminded that this southern tour of the famous scenic highway is not to be overshadowed by its perhaps better-known northern half. Apple trees heavy with maroon fruit, farm markets spilling out pumpkins and pears, that jawdropping scenic turnout above Lake Michigan north of Arcadia … Really, I can’t wait to see it all decked out for the holidays! If that isn’t enough to steer you to Manistee for destination shopping, check out our Northern Style spread on page 8. And, of course, you won’t want to miss an armchair tour of the three fabulous homes we’ve featured in this issue. Very Happy Holidays from Northern Home & Cottage to your homes and cottages!

Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Northern Home & Cottage. LISSA@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM

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BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS PHOTOS BY TODD ZAWISTOWSKI

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Escape NARROW Lake breezes and views define a relaxed modern home that defies its diminutive lot and lives large. TEXT BY DIANE KOLAK PHOTOS BY JEFF GARLAND

Jeff Jordan designed courtyard spaces to bring light to the basement level. OPPOSITE: The cedar-clad home is set above its site but has a grounded appearance due to stepped decking and terraced landscaping.

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GAP-ING

Anatomy of a Rain Screen Protecting Northern Michigan homes from the elements typically involves tightly sealing all the gaps, right? Architect Jeff Jordan turned that notion upside-down by placing gaps between this Higgins Lake house’s cladding and its building envelope. It’s called a rain screen. Walls are wrapped with a weather-resistant barrier. Then cladding (in this case, spaced cedar slats) is installed with a 1½-inch gap of air space between it and the weather barrier. Rain or snow may enter the gap behind the cladding, but moisture either evaporates or drains away. That means there’s reduced potential for mold formation. It also creates an insulating layer of air that reduces thermal transfer through walls, which means less energy is required for heating and cooling. The technique has been popular in the Pacific Northwest, but builders and architects are now seeing its benefits for commercial and residential projects throughout the country.—D.K.

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FROM OPPOSITE: The great room’s oversized ceiling fans direct cool air from low windows up through the house and out the clerestory windows on the north side. There is no need for air conditioning. ABOVE: Terraced landscaping around the back deck helps meet code requirements without the need for railings that would block the view of Higgins Lake.

H

iggins Lake boaters setting a landmark

began sketching and building models of a sleek,

bring in light and views from the lake and small

for a mid-water rendezvous have

raised single-story structure broken into four

“courtyard” areas.

taken to saying, “We’ll meet you at

masses with long sight lines down the middle

To better connect the raised house with the

and offset volumes that maximize natural light.

site’s gentle slope toward the lake, Jeff designed

the California House.” They’re talking about Dave and Karen Jordan’s two-year-old getaway that

A daylight basement doubles the living

aligns with a popular sandbar near the center of

quarters, creating a 5,000-square-foot house

decks, planting beds and wide stairs that descend gradually to a lawn and sandy beach.

the 9,600-acre Roscommon County lake. With

that appears much smaller and maintains

The stepped design of the decking eliminates the

its modernist style the house does have a Palm

generous setbacks from neighbors. The layout

need for railings, so the miles-long vista projects

Springs–circa-1960 look, but the couple’s architect

accommodates a crowd, but Jeff’s use of zones

uninterrupted through a wall of glass, all the way

son, Jeff Jordan, of Jeff Jordan Architects in New

within the large structure means it’s just as

to the back entrance from the two-car garage.

Jersey, was wholly inspired by the woodsy lot on

comfortable when Dave and Karen dr ive up

Karen says the moment she walks in, the lake

one of Michigan’s most beloved lakes.

from Okemos for a quick break from their busy

view is calming: “This is peace.”

At only 75 feet, the site's width was a chal -

software business. The main level sits a few feet

Because the focal point of nearly every room

lenge. Yet, Jeff wanted to create plenty of space

above grade, housing a great room with open

is Higgins Lake and its central points and pen-

for the extended family (sometimes as many as

kitchen, master suite, guest suite, study/home

insulas, Jeff says, “The house should be quiet,

25 people) without overwhelming neighboring

theater, and laundry. Downstairs is devoted to

visually.” To achieve the natural, subdued inte-

houses or dominating the lakefront. Despite his

guests with four bedrooms, two baths, and an

rior, he chose materials like cedar, oak, maple,

parents’ leanings toward a traditional cottage, Jeff

extra-large flex space with kitchenette. Windows

granite, and exposed strand lumber. Shapes are

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simple, and spaces are minimally furnished. The cedar rain screen (see sidebar) that encloses the house stretches indoors onto the great-room walls, blurring lines between indoors and out. Summer lake breezes are welcomed indoors through the clerestory ventilation system in the main living space, enhanced by two oversized ceiling fans. Other features that contribute to the home’s high energy efficiency include optimization of natural light and heat through window placement and the use of deep eaves, a remotely operable heating system, on-demand water heaters, and closed-cell foam insulation. General contractor Bob Zuzula of Bay City says that during the enclosed phase of construction, heating the house cost significantly less than heating a typical house during construction. Invisible efficiencies and thoughtful architecture are what give this house such a carefree spirit. No matter the weather or the number of guests, Dave and Karen know that here on the water, relaxation is a given. Diane Kolak is a freelance designer and writer from Lake Ann. diane@page9design.com. FIND RESOURCES FOR THIS HOME ON PAGE 17. Northern Home & Cottage

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Landscape INTO THE

A low-slung home that blends into its site makes a quiet statement about craftsmanship and design.

TEXT BY HEATHER JOHNSON DUROCHER • PHOTOS BY TODD ZAWISTOWSKI

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ebbie Hindle describes the view atop her nearly 80 acres near Cross Village as spectacular and breathtaking, and indeed it is with the landscape beyond the property graced with the Waugoshance

archipelago, lighthouses in the Straits of Mackinac and, on the clearest of days, the Upper Peninsula sand dunes along US-2. And while she can see much of that view from inside her Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired home nestled within woods and meadowlands of the bluff, her home isn’t a part of anyone’s view. This, she explains, was by deliberate design. “I wanted it to fit into the landscape and not stand out,” she says of the home that started to take shape, if only in her mind, when she and her partner Ken Ross met with Ann Arbor architect Mike Quinn in 2002. “We had in mind something like Kentuck Knob, the Frank Lloyd Wright property in western Pennsylvania not far from [the r enowned architect’s famous] Fallingwater and near where I grew up in Uniontown,” Hindle says. “Mike brought our ideas alive in ways we could not have imagined.” Kentuck Knob, Quinn points out, fell into Wright’s Usonian period—a term the architect coined for modest homes built from native materials designed with a strong connection between the interior and exterior.

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The low, neutral-toned facade of the Hindle/ Ross home blends into the landscape, while the back opens to a breathtaking view of the Mackinac Straits. Ross walks with the sheep (collectively known as the “the girls�) that the couple use to help trim their lovely meadows.


Hindle and Ross, who also maintain an 1850s apartment residence in Glasgow, Scotland, met with Quinn once a year from then on, breaking ground on their American home in 2008. The home that Hindle, Ross,

shaped footprint, a feature that works to make the structure feel at home with the land. The thoughtfulness embodied in the exterior carries into the interior,

Quinn and builder Randy Clara eventually constructed in this sublime

with its quarter-sawn white oak floors and trim, rough-stone fireplace and

setting is set into a hillside so that the facade runs long and low with the

continuation of the gemlike 120-degree angles throughout the interior. As

landscape. The exterior is defined by neutral-toned organic materials

in Kentuck Knob, the kitchen is at the core of the home, set in this case at

including gray-stained cedar siding, set in reverse board and batten

the junction of the private and public wings. The kitchen’s clean, simple

to accentuate the structure’s horizontal lines. Rough stone detailing

lines and natural materials are made luxurious by a skylight that bathes

around the doorway lends texture. The back of the home drops down

the workspace in light. “With the uniqueness of the house and the location,

the hillside two stories and is situated to take in the stunning Great

it was a once-in-a-lifetime build,” says Clara.

Lakes view. Like any Wright-esque plan, there is magic in the geometry—in this

While Clara was the home’s contractor and main builder, Hindle and Ross have done a lot of the work themselves. “Working as part

case, the 120-degree angles that break up the exterior walls in interesting

of the building team helped me to appreciate the craftsmanship that

and unexpected places. There are, in fact, no 90-degree angles in the wing-

went into building the house,” says Ross. Among Ross’s touches are

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Landscape By Design

A skylight floods the kitchen with natural light; the home exterior’s gemlike 120-degree angles continue in the interior, seen here in the kitchen island and ceiling; the same handsome rough stone used on the facade is used on the fireplace wall— melding interior and exterior details. The piano belonged to Hindle’s mother. Opposite: A range of sedum varieties and other plantings meander up the side of the couple’s own miniature version of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Hindle at work on her meadows.

Ross and Hindle’s dedication to all that surrounds their home is equal to the thought that went into the home itself. A year after purchasing the property—more than 30 years before they broke ground on their home— Hindle planted a thousand white and red pine and blue spruce trees along the property boundaries, trees she’d bought from the state of Michigan. As those grew, sumac and poplar trees naturally took over what had once been meadows. So some years back, Hindle borrowed, and later bought, a tractor and brush hog to re-create the meadows and turn them into gorgeous outdoor spaces. Today wildflowers bloom in the meadows each spring, nearly two miles of walking trails trace the land, and sitting areas punctuate the groves of trees. Landscape architect Sheridan Jones and landscape gardener Richard Hoffman have helped Hindle create the outdoor spaces, which also include her own Fallingwater–inspired waterfall beside an expansive dry-stone patio overlooking a meadow. Additionally, Hindle has worked to eradicate the invasive knapweed; for the past two years she’s borrowed several sheep from a neighboring farm to graze on it. “Nothing prepared me for how much work a meadow could be,” Hindle says of all of her outdoor travail. “But this is so much fun for me.”


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the handsome, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves he built in his downstairs workshop. That DIY spirit is in keeping with the democratic values of a Usonian home. As is the home’s scale—with its 2,400-square-foot footprint it is essentially a 2-bedroom, 3-bath home, with a ground floor finished for guests and Ross’s workshop. “This is actually a modest house,” says D•A •V• I•D

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ebbie Hindle describes the view atop her nearly 80 acres near Cross Village as spectacular and breathtaking, and indeed it is with the landscape beyond the property graced with the Waugoshance

archipelago, lighthouses in the Straits of Mackinac and, on the clearest of days, the Upper Peninsula sand dunes along US-2. And while she can see much of that view from inside of her Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired home nestled within woods and meadowlands of the bluff, her home isn’t a part of anyone’s view. This, she explains, was by deliberate design. “I wanted it to fit into the landscape and not stand out,” she says of the home that started to take shape, if only in her mind, when she and her partner Ken Ross met with Ann Arbor architect Mike Quinn in 2002. “We had in mind something like Kentuck Knob, the Frank Lloyd Wright property in western Pennsylvania not far from [the r enowned architect’s famous] Fallingwater and near to where I grew up in Uniontown,” Hindle says. “Mike brought our ideas alive in ways we could not have imagined.” Kentuck Knob, Quinn points out, fell into Wright’s Usonian period—a term the renowned architect coined for modest homes built from native materials designed with a strong connection between the interior and exterior.

The low, neutral-toned facade of the Hindle/ Ross home blends into the landscape, while the back opens to a breathtaking view of the Mackinac Straits.s Ross walks with the sheep (collectively known as the “the girls”) that the couple use to help trim their lovely meadows. 18

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icture a Christmas dinner, perhaps in the 1960s or ’70s. The gathering is in a lovely, traditional home, in a formal dining room

with a bay window overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, where lapping waves swallow falling snow. Around the long table, laden with a Christmas feast and all the trimmings, sits a large, gregarious family: grandparents, parents, three sons and a daughter—who would never forget the warmth of growing up in that house, and especially Christmas dinners in that dining room. Flash forward nearly a half-century. The daughter and her husband own the house now. Though they both cherish memories of the 1940s colonial home and the people who had lived there, it is time to rebuild in a style more fitting with the couple’s relaxed lifestyle. Raze the old home they did, but the couple didn’t waste anything, donating appliances, bathroom fixtures, hardwood floors and windows to needy families via Freedom Builders, a local nonprofit organization. Next, Odom Reusable came to salvage anything that was left, and finally the Grand Traverse Fire Department used the structure for training. For their new home, the couple commis sioned architect Bob Cornwell to design a blueprint that would honor the old house, yet create a style that would be completely their own. It was a perfect collaboration, given that Cornwell grew up down the beach from the site and had known his client all her life. Using a computer program that rendered ideas in 3D so that the homeowners could better envision them, Cornwell designed a long, open floor plan that is oriented around gorgeous views of Grand Traverse Bay. Tailored for casual entertaining, the layout flows from the kitchen (with its adjacent octagonal breakfast nook), through the dining room to the living area. The space is flooded with natural light and the green-blue reflection of water, which laps beyond the glass doors and the win dows that stretch nearly floor to ceiling. Like the house that preceded it, this new home is made for living as well as entertaining. While the home has a formal foyer that opens straight ahead into the beautiful great room, the foyer also con nects to a utilitarian hallway that parallels the great room, and ends at a mudroom/family entrance off the garage, which in turn opens to the kitchen. In 28

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Kim Hooker of Cedar Creek Interiors in Traverse City assisted the homeowner in selecting most of the home’s furnishings, including the wrought iron spherical chandelier in the breakfast nook. Beadboard ceilings, both painted and unpainted, lend a cottage feel. Navajo white-painted woodwork creates a pleasing backdrop for the homeowners’ art collection. Guido Goldkuhle of Kühl Doors in Traverse City designed and fabricated the leaded glass doors on the buffet cabinet. It was the homeowner’s idea to mount the mirror above the buffet—a trick (she learned from her mother) to amplify the lake view.

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An (exceptionally) well-appointed man cave is tucked above the garage. Furnishings were chosen with help from Kim Hooker of Cedar Creek Interiors.

effect, the hallway siphons the business-of-living traffic from the beautiful open areas on the home’s lakeside, keeping them clean, serene and clutter free. Interior designer Kim Abbott assisted with a look that strikes a balance between beach house and town home. The Ann Sacks kitchen backsplash flashes gemlike elegance in watery blues and greens. A beadboard ceiling in the kitchen hints at cottage, while twin decorative columns flanking the open kitchen lend classic sophistication. Likewise, painted woodwork that speaks vintage cottage is a foil for a handsome mahogany-like friejo wood floor. The design work was a labor of love for Abbott, who’d done interior decorating for the homeowner’s mother in the original home. Both mother and daughter, Abbott says, “have exquisite taste.” As a tribute to the woman who taught her style, the homeowner worked a number of her mother’s pieces into her new home, i ncluding a chair co vered in one o f the Asian pat terns her mother adored. But the homeowner’s favorite nod to her mother was installing a mirror behind the

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