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18 / OASIS ON ELK LAKE

07 / EDITOR’S NOTE

Architect Ken Richmond fuses northwoods rustic with an airy, beachy feel in this magnificent home on Elk Lake.

The Origin, The Quest

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Feathers & Shades of Spring

Designer Gemma Parker gives us a lesson in updating a waterside Victorian.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

THE ORIGIN, THE QUEST

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I love most about writing stories for Northern Home & Cottage is discovering each homeowner’s Up North origin/ quest story: That first moment when someone feels their soul attach to our watery, forested dune landscape, and My brother, mom, grandfather and me their personal quest to spend as much in front the Soda Shop (now the Western Avenue Grill) in Glen Arbor, the summer time here as possible begins. The origin of 1962. story might be based on childhood summers here, or marrying someone who already had a connection here, or a hundred other scenarios. The quest is usually about renting cottages on various lakes to try them out, endless property searches, and working and saving to purchase a piece of the North. Although my Up North origin story happened almost 60 years ago (eek!), I remember it vividly. My family lived in Ypsilanti at the time, but most weekends my parents packed my brother and me into our Plymouth Valiant and drove to Glen Arbor where my grandparents lived. The hills on CR-677 between M-72 and the Glen Lakes are still pretty good-sized, but in the early 1960s, before they were graded, they felt like a roller coaster—our car would actually catch a whiff of air as it crested each hill. On top of that fun, there was the excitement of who in the car could spot the aquamarine shimmer of Glen Lake first. It was during one of these moments, when I was maybe 3 or 4 years old, that I remember thinking: Why would anyone live anywhere else? At age 18 I packed my bags and moved from my parents’ suburban Washington D.C. home to Northern Michigan and, except for my years at Michigan State, I never left. Not so arguably, I would have made more money if I’d stayed on the East Coast, but every morning when I walk the dog down the street to Sleeping Bear Bay, my life’s decision is validated. This issue of Northern Home & Cottage has several origin/quest stories. I particularly like Jene Matzen’s and Gregg Trahey’s search for lakefront property that ended when they fell absolutely and helplessly in love with a swath of river frontage—that was within their budget. I hope their story is an inspiration for anyone on an Up North quest.

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PRETTY PORCHES Ideas for turning the front stoop into the most loved room in the house. By Elizabeth Edwards

BIG STYLE, SMALL COTTAGE Design Greg Presley, Presley Architecture Location Walloon Lake

WHEN ARCHITECT GREG PRESLEY turned a small fishing cabin on Walloon Lake into his

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family’s summer cottage, he knew he’d need to think big when adding on a porch since the home itself is only 800 square feet. Planning to use the porch as the main living area during the summer, Presley designed the porch to be 14 feet deep—deep enough, he says, for chairs to be turned for face-to-face conversation. He also put a roof over the porch so that it could be used even in inclement weather. Another important feature, he says, is the downdraft fan that cools on still, hot days and disperses mosquitoes in the evening. Add comfortable furniture, like this sturdy wicker, to Presley’s list of must-haves for a livable porch. Functional certainly, but how did Presley make the porch so darn appealing? By going bold and even a bit whimsical with the design elements beginning with the classical 30-inch-tall Greek Revival architrave above the columns. Add to that the white and French country blue trim-work and black-and-white striped furniture cushions, and this porch is a head-turner. Last, but by no means least, is the American flag mounted on one column. Besides its patriotic factor, Presley tells us he especially loves the flag for its red stripes. “Red is the most seasonally seen color,” he explains. “It’s a prominent color that makes a bold statement.”

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PRETTY PORCHES

RUSTIC KICKED UP Design Chuck Beale, Durango Homes Location Frankfort

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“PORCHES DEPEND ON the style of the house and they need to be functional as well as having curb appeal,” says Chuck Beale, owner of Durango Homes based in Frankfort. To that end, the porch Beale designed on this home in his Sleeping Bear Woods development, just north of Frankfort, is 8 feet wide, effectively creating an outdoor room for this diminutive 1,250-square-foot home. Keeping the elements rustic to match the rest of the cabin-style home, Beale used hand-hewn timbers for the posts and the gable. Small it may be, but the home’s interior sports upscale touches, including granite countertops, custom cabinetry and hardwood floors, so Beale added lux touches to the porch as well, including a rusted steel roof (that looks like copper) and Epay wood decking. The exterior is painted subdued, organic colors both to match the home’s interior but also to blend into its wooded setting. The final touch on a great porch, says Beale, is an inviting path to it—thus the stone pavers and steps and lovely woodsy landscaping.

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PRETTY PORCHES SERENE SOPHISTICATE Design Kelly Konoske, Cottage Company Location Harbor Springs

“A GOOD FRONT PORCH should welcome guests in and give them a snapshot or preview of what to expect when entering the home,” says designer Kelly Konoske. Additionally, she says, the porch should have an inviting ambiance created by elements like flower boxes and plants. “Any greenery that brings the landscape onto the porch is a must.” The porch Kelly designed for this Harbor Springs’ home does all of the above. Windows with black mullions that contrast with the porch’s white walls, ceiling and millwork details echo the chic modern look of the home’s interior—as does the modern aluminum porch furniture outfitted with linen cushions. Pots of easy-to-grow succulents (they don’t need direct light!) add flourish to the teak coffee table. The glass-paneled railing system lets in the view, while the space beneath the bottom rail allows easy sweeping of the AZEK synthetic floor that looks like wood but holds up to wet, sandy feet much better. Meanwhile, the classic coastal-style columns with their clean, flat panels frame the view of Little Traverse Bay across the street.

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OASIS ON ELK LAKE ARCHITECT KEN RICHMOND DESIGNS A HOME THAT CAPTURES THE CARIBBEAN COLORS OF ELK LAKE WHILE FEELING COMPLETELY ORGANIC TO THE NORTHWOODS. BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS / PHOTOS BY TODD ZAWISTOWSKI

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THE HOME’S SEAMLESS CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS ADDS TO ITS TIMELESS, ORGANIC SERENITY. was tiny, and the Dykemas have four very tall boys—the shortest of them standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall. The cottage just wasn’t big enough for all those long limbs. When a lot (with another small cottage on it) went up for sale next to their cottage, the couple jumped at the chance to purchase it and decided to take both cottages down and build a home tailored to their family.  Besides having more space, Lisa dreamed of an Up North home that lived like a tropical beachfront escape—a barefoot-friendly dwelling with an abundance of windows to flood the home with light and views of Elk Lake. Also high on her wish list: A glassed-in front entry that would allow a view of the lake through windows on the lake side. “I wanted to feel like I was home, but also on vacation the moment I pulled in the driveway,” Lisa says. NHC

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Lisa researched Northern Michigan architects on the web, as well as in back issues of Northern Home & Cottage.  Architect Ken Richmond soon rose to the top of her list. When they met, Richmond impressed the couple with his enthusiasm and inspirational ideas for their site. As importantly, the Dyke-

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mas trusted him to fuse their ideas for a home with a tropical ambiance into a design that fit into the Northern Michigan landscape. “That’s where Ken really took charge and gave us what we wanted and made our home look like Northern Michigan,” Lisa says. With plans for the house rolling, Richmond recommended Midlake Builders, among several other contractors. After the couple met with Midlake owner Bob Schmerheim, they knew they had their design-and-build team. “Midlake was wonderful,” Lisa says. “Their workmanship was awesome, and if there were any problems or questions, they were on it immediately, contacting us and solving the issue.” The home, finished last summer, is everything the couple envisioned and more. Set on a slope above the lake, the property is blessed with three different directional views, up, down and across Elk Lake. Richmond took full advantage of those views with

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a plan that “rambles” along the ridge in cabin-like living spaces (master suite, great room, study, guest wing) all connected by glassed-in hallways. While the Dykemas had originally requested a one-floor home, Richmond couldn’t resist designing in two watchtowers—one for John’s office and another as the gateway to an upper-level deck and a space that the couple is planning to turn into a bunk room. “Going to the second floor gave another layer of panoramic interest,” Richmond says. “Each lookout has a separate view.” Needless to say, the couple is thrilled that Richmond pushed for the towers.

BESIDES HAVING MORE SPACE, LISA DREAMED OF AN UP NORTH HOME THAT LIVED LIKE A TROPICAL BEACHFRONT ESCAPE. By cladding the exterior in materials native to Northern Michigan—stone, wood shingles, cedar posts and planked white pine—Richmond assured that the home would fit into its Northern Michigan setting. “All the elements make it feel casual and campy, like an Up North compound,” Richmond says. The interior was a team effort between Richmond, the

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Midlake crew and Lisa’s interior designers Melanie Kachan and Melissa CouturePeterson of Designs of the Interior in Wisconsin. “I love rustic, modern and contemporary styles, as well as antiques and primitive art,” Lisa says of her tastes. Blending those eclectic styles feels effortless in the home with  its  classic backdrop of white oak floors, wooden beams (several that are antique), interior stone walls and huge windows that let in the Elk Lake views. Lisa is particularly enamored with the cabinetry work of Gary Cheadle of Woodbine. NHC

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“He was phenomenal—an artist,” she says. “I wanted white oak cabinets but I wanted the finish totally natural—not shiny or waxy. He created something special to seal everything.” The home’s seamless connection to the outdoors adds to its timeless, organic serenity. A patio at the entrance of the home offers a lake view through one of the glassed-in hallways. On the lakeside, a patio sheltered by three walls gives way to an open-air patio set against a band of lawn that in turn eases down to the beach area and to a stone terrace set into the slope. Both Lisa and Richmond credit landscape designer Anita Silverman with the graceful, subtle landscaping that perfectly complements the structures. The home is everything John and Lisa wanted and more, right down to the view of the lake that is visible through the glassed-in foyer—the view that gives Lisa an “Ahhh, I’m home,” feeling, each time she pulls into the drive.

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REFRESH IN BLUE AND WHITE

ASKED TO MOVE A HARBOR SPRINGS HOME FROM TRADITIONAL TO TRANSITIONAL STYLE, INTERIOR DESIGNER GEMMA PARKER BUILT ON THE FRESH, TIMELESS ALLURE OF BLUE AND WHITE. BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS / PHOTOS BY WERNER STRAUBE PHOTOGRAPHY

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in places as varied and far-flung as Hong Kong, Switzerland, London and Michigan. Nowadays, she and her husband and their two children make their home in Chicago. After working for a high-end design firm in the Windy City for eight years as their director of interior design, Gemma branched out on her own. She describes her business, Gemma Parker Design, as a boutique firm—small enough so that she stays personally involved in all of the creative decisions and each project that the firm takes on. emma parker has lived

Gemma’s family enjoys summers at their home on Walloon Lake in Petoskey—her familiarity with Up North has naturally opened the way for her to garner clients in the area. One such client recently asked Gemma to rejuvenate their Harbor Springs lake home, designed by renowned Northern Michigan architect Nick White. The home was originally built by Jeff Ford of Evening Star Joinery, and Gemma feels fortunate that Jeff and his crew were able to work on the renovation/refresh with her. “His attention to detail and his execution of projects is fabulous,” she says. Here, Gemma walks us through her thoughts on the timeless refresh of this beautiful Harbor Springs home.

The home has great bones, but the client wanted a complete refresh of the interiors when they purchased it. This beautiful property sits right on Lake Michigan with panoramic views within walking distance of downtown Harbor Springs. With a fairly constant stream of summer visitors, the clients need plenty of room for their family. The goal of the recreation room, shown here, was to create a space for the family to gather, play games at the custom game table, shuffleboard (behind the sofa) and watch movies as a larger group.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY SITS RIGHT ON LAKE MICHIGAN WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF DOWNTOWN HARBOR SPRINGS.

Whenever we start a project, we look at it holistically from the architecture to the exterior landscape. In this case, we developed the color palette to connect the interiors to the stunning lake views outside the window. Blue and white is always a timeless, serene and inviting color palette.   It is hard to pick a favorite in such a large house, but we just adore the living room space, shown in this photo. We focused a great deal on alignments and creating cohesion, here and throughout the house. For instance, in the living room, the coffee table was designed to align with the lines of the custom designed rug, which aligned with the center line of the fireplace, etc. This type of detail creates a harmonious effect. 

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We wanted to make the home luminous, serene and relaxing. With that in mind, we refreshed the kitchen with new lighting and window treatments. The billiards room was originally paneled with dark wood. Painting the wood White Dove by Benjamin Moore made the room flow cohesively with the rest of the light-filled home. The gorgeous photographs of Lake Michigan by photographer Lincoln Schatz are a visual trick to bring the lake view into this windowless room.

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It was important to capture the spirit of lake living in an under-stated way. Thus, we focused on a refined use of materials along with a sophisticated color palette and layering of textures. In this handsomely appointed sitting room, we deepened the tones of the house colors and made it a cozy nook for reading or watching television. The furniture is custom by Gemma Parker Design. The guest room is an oasis of soft, watery tones, luxurious linens and custom furniture. The refresh of the bathroom added more drama to the space by playing with depth of color using Steep Cliff Gray by Benjamin Moore. NHC

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resources Architecture Nick White, White & Liebler Architects, nickwhite.com Interiors Gemma Parker Design, gemmaparkerdesign.com Builder/Carpentry/Cabinetry Evening Star Joinery, eveningstarjoinery.com Millwork Thomas & Milliken Millwork, Inc., tmmill.com Landscape Architect Common Ground Landscapes, commongroundlandscapes.com Countertops Capital Granite, capitalgranite.com Flooring Chattaway Hardwood Flooring & Millworks, jchattawayinc.com

CONNECT TO THE OUTDOORS AND EACH OTHER When you bring natural light and fresh air deeper into your home, it can change how you think, feel, and work in your space. At Marvin, windows and doors are designed to open new possibilities, helping you feel connected to the outdoors while you connect with each other. Experience windows and doors differently at your local Marvin dealer today.

Plumbing Ballard’s Plumbing and Heating, ballards-ph.com Electrical Squier Electric, 231.526.6223

Petoskey and Traverse City MI www.tmmill.com

Painting Phillips Painting, 231.347.3136 Books (throughout the home) McLean & Eakin Booksellers, mcleanandeakin.com

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SWEET ON THE BETSIE

JENA MATZEN AND GREGG TRAHEY WEREN’T LOOKING FOR A BIG HOME UP NORTH. BUT THEY DID WANT STYLE. BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS / PHOTOS BY CALEB NORRIS

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North took husband-andwife Jena Matzen and Gregg Trahey decades. While they make their home in North Carolina, Gregg has summered in Northern Michigan his entire life—and after he met and married Jena, she joined him. In the beginning, the couple dreamed of Lake Michigan property, but that always seemed a bit out of reach. Nevertheless, they never stopped searching for their piece of the North, trying out rental properties in various locations on their vacations. For several summers, the couple rented a cabin on Green Lake in Interlochen, near the headwaters of the Betsie River— a beautiful river that they enjoyed canoeing. Then one day in 2018, while they were at home in North Carolina, 12 acres on the Betsie River popped up for sale on Zillow. They could hardly believe their eyes. They recognized the property in the listing—they’d canoed past it. Unable to reach the listing Realtor, they reached out to Laurie Bouwman of Bouwman Realty Group in Interlochen. “She jumped on it—called us back within the hour and got the ball rolling,” Jena says. With Bouwman’s help, the couple purchased the land in September of 2018. Their search for a contractor went much the same way. The first contractor they met with basically turned them down after they told him they didn’t want a big house—just a well-designed house. Then they interviewed Colin Bushong of CMB Construction, whom Gregg had found on the internet. “When we met with him the stars aligned; we just adore him,” Jena says. “Colin is the king of collaboration. I had a total vision and at every turn Colin and his team helped me create that vision.” The couple began the design process by giving Bushong plans they found on the internet that had many of the elements they

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were looking for. Bushong then worked with Jen Markey of Thomas Building Design to refine the plans for the couple. The basic floor plan is a U-shape with a great room facing the river. A covered patio and the high riverside ceilings associated with the monoplane roof allows the 1,376-square-foot home to live much larger than it is. Jena’s precise vision for her small but welldesigned house included a modern-rustic aesthetic—describing her tastes as “Champagne on a beer budget.” At all stages of the project, she credits Bushong and his team, including interior consultant Mary Kynkor-Bird, with figuring out a way to achieve the home style she wanted while sticking to the couple’s budget. When Jena wanted a cement master bath sink but found it was too pricey, for example, Bushong suggested he build a custom vanity with a quartz top. She loves it. For granite kitchen

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“COLIN IS THE KING OF COLLABORATION. I HAD A TOTAL VISION AND AT EVERY TURN COLIN AND HIS TEAM HELPED ME CREATE THAT VISION.”

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THE FIRST CONTRACTOR THEY MET WITH BASICALLY TURNED THEM DOWN AFTER THEY TOLD HIM THEY DIDN’T WANT A BIG HOUSE—JUST A WELL-DESIGNED HOUSE.

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countertops, he sent Jena and Gregg to Cadillac Cut Stone to look through remnants where they found a pattern they are enamored with. To give the home a high-end, custom touch, Bushong purchased a teak butcher block online and had his carpenters use it to build kitchen shelving, a fireplace mantel and that stunning, grainmatched master bathroom vanity. Beyond the aesthetics that the teak brings to the home, all parties involved love the fact that the butcher block is manufactured from scrap wood, so it’s essentially a green product. Because of Bushong’s resourcefulness, the couple was able to splurge on luxuries including a polished concrete floor, a curbless and doorless shower, hidden LED trim lighting in the great room that adds drama and steel louvers (fabricated by Wheelock & Sons Welding) on the exterior that offer shade from direct sun while giving the home an industrial vibe. But Bushong’s greatest sleight of hand for the home was probably the exterior cladding. “We really wanted to honor the property and build something that was going to blend in and not be obnoxious,” Jena says. “A lot of people float the Betsie and I didn’t want it to stand out more than it had to.” While weathered barnwood siding was the couple’s first

choice, they knew it was beyond their budget. Initially, Bushong worked on several board-andbatten concepts to try to recreate the barnwood look, but nothing seemed quite right. Then he discovered WoodHaven Log & Lumber, based in Mio. The company manufactures a wood siding that mimics weathered barnwood. “Colin said, ‘I think this will work,’ and that’s how we ended up with a house that blends in and has drama to it,” Jena says. Jena and Gregg aren’t the only ones who love their new home. The house won five out of six Judge’s Awards, as well as the People’s Choice Award, on the 2020 Home Builders Association of Grand Traverse Home Tour. NHC

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resources Plan Designer Thomas Building Design, thomasbuildingdesign.com Contractor/Custom Woodwork/ Interior Elements CMB Construction, cmbquality.com Excavation Cornerstone Excavating, cornerstoneexcavating.com Foundation K-Wall, k-wall.com  Flatwork/Polished Concrete/ Exposed Aggregate The Concrete Artisans, theconcreteartisans.com Plumbing/HVAC Rite Choice Plumbing & Heating, ritechoiceplumbingandheating.com

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Electrical
 Boardman Valley Electric, bvelec.com Insulation TC Insulating, 231.943.5154
 Drywall Cunningham Drywall, drywalltc.com Exterior Siding WoodHaven Log & Lumber, woodhavenlog.com Metal Louvers Wheelock & Sons Welding, wheelockandsons.com Kitchen Cabinets Creative Kitchens, creativekitchenstc.net Countertops
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