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Volume 22

Number 2

APRIL/MAY 2017

contents For the way you live Up North

COVER & THIS PAGE TOP: DAVE SPECKMAN; THIS PAGE RIGHT: DAVE WEIDNER

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features

departments

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Editor’s Note Color it Green

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Northern Style Spring Inside and Out

Best Backyard Ever! Where there is a natural stone hot tub, gourmet outdoor kitchen and mammoth outdoor fireplace, there is happiness.

26 Where Yin Meets Yang She prefers cottage style; he leans toward the lodge look. Here’s how they found harmony. 38 House of Seven Gardens At Bellaire Bed & Breakfast the innkeeper is also a landscape designer. And it shows.

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A MyNorth Media Publication PRESIDENT/EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITOR/ VICE PRESIDENT EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR

SENIOR WEB EDITOR

Deborah Wyatt Fellows Jeff Smith Elizabeth Edwards Nicole White

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ART DIRECTOR PRODUCTION DIRECTOR SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Nicole Steffen Theresa Burau-Baehr Gail Snable

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From the publisher of

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Click on Live Here Northern Home & Cottage is published as a supplement to Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine 125 Park St., Suite 155, Traverse City, MI 49684 All rights reserved. Copyright 2016, Prism Publications Inc.

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Color It Green As I write this, Northern Michigan’s February world is still a monochrome canvas of snow and bare trees. My mother, who is an artist, says she prefers it to spring’s burst of foliage because the landscape’s bones are visible. Admittedly, I’m not the artist my mother is, but as for me, bring me color, color and more color. And my favorite is the green. (Pantone, I might add, is spot on with its Color of the Year 2017: Greenery.) Green means rejuvenation, rebirth, refresh, vigor, life ... Which is why I love working on our April Outdoor Living issue with its abundance of grass and foliage in so many of the photos. This year’s issue is particularly lush and includes a story on the gardens and grounds of Bellaire Bed & Breakfast—where one of the innkeepers is a landscape designer. You’ll also find a story on the dreamiest backyard imaginable and a home with an entertaining gazebo surrounded by grass, gardens and watery views. And let me talk our Northern Style department. What a joy it was to walk into home decor shops all over Northern Michigan and find them popping with vibrant colors that included, yes, plenty of greens. Have fun with this issue—I promise it will help pull you out of hibernation and into a verdant state of mind!

Traverse City: 231-360-9827 Grand Rapids: 616-249-8712 Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Northern Home & Cottage.

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Best Backyard Ever! TEXT BY DIANE KOLAK PHOTOS BY DAVE SPECKMAN

MEANDER DOWN THE STONE STEPS BEHIND THIS WOODSY HOME TO DISCOVER A BACKYARD DESIGNED FOR SOAKING UP EVERY PRECIOUS MINUTE OF UP NORTH SUMMER— AND THEN SOME.

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THE HOME’S WARM, PALE COLOR PALETTE BLENDS BEAUTIFULLY WITH U.P. LIMESTONE , ONE OF DROST’S FAVORITE MATERIALS.

Summer is short at 45th parallel north.

challenge and the satisfaction that comes

into this beautiful landscape, and then

It makes the business of landscaping inter-

from a project completed with equal doses

enjoying it as long as the weather allows.

esting, and Bob Drost, of Drost Landscape,

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Drost found such a client on the west

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tant is a client who shares his goal of

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CUSTOM HEADBOARD MEANS THAT THE TWINS CAN BE PUSHED TOGETHER TO BECOME A KING IF NEEDED BE .

BY HIDING THE PLUMBING IN THE LIMESTONE SURROUND, DROST’S TEAM CRAFTED A HOT TUB THAT LOOKS LIKE IT BELONGS.

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STONE STEPS MEANDER FROM THE FRONT OF THE HOME TO THE OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE IN BACK . BELOW: THE HOME’S EXISTING DECK WAS IMPROVED WITH A TRUE FLOOR, CREATING A COVERED DINING SPACE BENEATH.

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The rough limestone contrasts with

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yin

yang

HE’S ALL ABOUT THE LODGE LOOK. SHE LEANS TOWARDS VINTAGE COTTAGE.

where

meets

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THE GAZE BO, MADE OF DOUG L AS FIR AND CE DAR AND FLOORE D IN IDAHO FL AGSTONE , MAKES A HANDSOME BACKDROP FOR THE SWE E PING SU NSET VIEWS OF L AKE MICHIGAN FROM THIS B LU FF -TOP SITE OFF SCE NIC M119 TU NNE L OF TRE ES , NORTH OF HARBOR SPRINGS

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THE LOUVE RE D CU POL A , COPPE R WE ATHE RVANE AND FIE LDSTONE CHIMNE Y ECHO THE SU RROU NDING CABIN/FARMHOUSE VE RNACU L AR ARCHITEC TU RE .

ARCHE D WOOD PILL ARS FR AME THE G R AND FRONT E NTRY, WITH ITS SE ETHROUG H VIEW TO L AKE MICHIGAN .

Paul and Susan Opfermann wholeheart-

checking out another property nearby. A

quite as clear. He liked the lodge look. She

edly agreed on one thing: That they had

neighbor came out to chat and pointed out

yearned for a vintage cottage feel—white

found the perfect site to build their retire-

the piece next door, telling them her cousin

beadboard and all. The couple did agree

ment home. After a decade of searching,

was selling it. “There was no sign. If she

that whatever the style, they wanted the

they felt that fate had guided them to a

hadn’t seen us, we never would have known

house to maximize the views, which sweep

spectacular bluff-top parcel overlooking

it was available,” Paul says.

out over Lake Michigan.

Little Traverse Bay, just north of Harbor

While the couple knew they wanted to

It turns out, you can have it all. Designer

Springs. The couple stumbled on it while

build on the site, what to build wasn’t

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THE TR ANSOM WINDOWS SET IN THE E AVE ARE MOTORIZE D. EX TR A-TALL FRE NCH DOORS OPE N TO A COVE RE D, BR AZILIAN HARDWOOD DECK THAT OFFE RS B E AUTIFU L SOUTHWEST VIEWS OF THE L AKE ’ S MATU RE TRE ES .

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IN THE KITCHE N , A SHE D - ROOF CEILING IS CR AF TE D FROM CRE AM - COLORE D WOOD B E AMS AND MATCHING SHIPL AP PANE LING . THE COPPE R HOOD COVE RS AN AGA LEGACY STOVE . THE FIE LDSTONE BACKSPL ASH ECHOES THE FIE LDSTONE FIRE PL ACE IN THE ADJACE NT G RE AT ROOM .

the Opfermanns and Scott Kennard of Wentworth Builders, designed a stunningly handsome home marked by a harmonious blend of stone and wood inside and out, and by its expansive views of the lake. Ball, with Susan’s help, also adeptly married the lodge look with vintage cottage style—an outcome that satisfies both homeowners. In the foyer, for instance, Susan juxtaposed cottagey pale green walls, with the warm wood tones of vertical grain Douglas fir ceiling, trim and heart-pine floor. While an almost exclusive use of wood in the great room spells out lodge style, Ball had the ceiling clad in fir beadboard—the most 4 Northern Home & Cottage

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A TROPHY ROCK Y MOU NTAIN E LK PRESIDES OVE R A FIRE PL ACE FR AME D IN BL ACK STONE , IN THE STU DY WITH ITS DOU BLE- B E AME D CATHE DR AL CEILING .

traditional of cottage surface materials,

here again, masculine refrains are balanced

a serene atmosphere that doesn’t detract

though more often it is painted white.

by soft, feminine creamy white cupboards

from the main attraction: the view out the

The massive fieldstone fireplace in the

and shiplap on the ceiling. The same soft

many windows. Sunsets followed by star-

great room says lodge in authoritative style,

painted surfaces are carried through the

gazing are a nightly event all year round.

while the stone range hood opposite it in

raised coffered ceilings in the dining room.

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First-time guests might check into the historic Bellaire B&B for its proximity to a variety of Northern Michigan attractions. But they return, again and again, for the Victorian ambiance and serene gardens.

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PAST OWNE RS APTLY CALLE D THE PROPE RT Y B RE EZ Y HILL , A NAME THAT STILL SE E MS ESPECIALLY APPROPRIATE IN THE SPRING WHE N THE SCE NT OF LILY OF THE VALLE Y AND FRE NCH LIL AC S JIM PL ANTE D DRIF TS ACROSS THE FRONT PORCH .

“I blame our friends,” Jim Walker says

microbrew pub. “Over the years, cowork-

with a laugh when asked why, in 1997, he

ers and friends would stay with us, and

Beautiful grounds are key to the B&B’s

and partner Dave Schulz decided to open

they’d all leave saying, ‘You’re such won-

magic. Jim is a landscape design instructor

a bed and breakfast in the sweet, riverside

derful hosts you should open a B&B,” he

for the Michigan State University Nursery

village of Bellaire—close to the beautiful

remembers. Eventually, Jim and Dave took

and Design program extension in Traverse

14-lake Chain of Lakes and within walking

the hint. The result is the rambling, lemon

City. Additionally, he has his own firm, J.K.

distance of the hip and hopping Short’s

yellow Victorian Bellaire B&B—a place that

Walker Landscape Consulting. His talents

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are evident in the 2 ½-acre grounds sur-

the drive just over a dozen years ago.

sheltered by a Korean Kousa Dogwood that

rounding the inn, built in 1879. While the

Today, the grounds include seven

Jim planted 18 years ago. Behind the house

house was in solid shape when the pair pur-

gardens that Jim tends patiently between

a stonewall is filled with “planting pockets”

chased it, the interior and grounds needed

innkeeper duties. Highlights include a

Jim designed after seeing a similar idea in

updating. The couple has done the work in

sunken garden that was a favorite of Jim’s

a Scottish garden. Sedums, Creeping Jenny

stages, redoing the gardens and maintain-

late mother, who enjoyed sitting nearby

and other plants are tucked into small beds

ing the 100-year-old sugar maple allée near

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THE POTAG E GARDE N IS FILLE D WITH HE RBS AND OTHE R E ATAB LES . JIM THINKS THE RE MIG HT HAVE B E E N THE MAKINGS OF ONE OF HIS G R ANDMA’ S STR AWB E RRY RH U BARB PIES IN THE GARDE N WHE N THIS PHOTO WAS SHOT!

BIRDS LOVE THE WILDLIFE- FRIE NDLY GARDE NS .

Jim’s potage (French for soup) garden

of edibles that includes grapes, asparagus,

home’s original owners. “It’s the only sur-

is tucked behind the house. The garden’s

blueberries, raspberries, strawberries,

viving outbuilding,” Jim says, estimating

entrance is marked by Japanese anemone

peppers, heirloom potatoes and a wide

that it dates to approximately 1880. The

and a fragrant Seven Sisters old climb-

variety of herbs.

couple found vintage magazine pages from

ing rose bush—a sentimental favorite. “My

A secret garden surrounds a charming

old Harper’s Bazaar magazines papering

grandma had them in her garden,” Jim rem-

19th-century outbuilding once used as a

the interior walls. The sunken-style garden

inisces. The garden itself is a lush medley

playhouse by the five daughters of the

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a cozy seating area and includes the

While the gardens are lush and lovely,

the garden. If I spend an hour a week in the

early blooming Lemon Lily daylilies (they

they are designed to be low maintenance,

summer I’m doing well. Most of what I do

really smell like lemon, Jim says), and a

he says, and are full of ideas that even

is deadheading.”

Japanese fountain designed to keep visiting

brown thumbs can copy. “We are busiest

Guests are encouraged to wander the

deer away.

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THE CHE RRY-WOOD PANE LE D LIB R ARY IS A FAVORITE GATHE RING SPOT FOR GU ESTS .

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front porch for the inn’s afternoon social

Even if a seminar isn’t scheduled, Jim can

out. “Some people and plants just need a

hour. Nearby are ostrich plume ferns,

often be found leading gardening discus-

little more attention than others.”

juniper, and both Endless Summer and

sions and tours of the grounds.

Annabelle hydrangea. Jim is happy to share

Caring for plants has made Jim a better

his gardening secrets with guests, many of

innkeeper. Guests and gardens, he main-

whom sign up for one of his popular spring

tains, aren’t that different. “You have to be

landscaping seminars (see sidebar pg. 49).

sensitive to individual needs,” he points

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