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For the Way You Live Up North

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12 Welcome to the 7th Annual Northern Home & Cottage Tour

38 High Hopes

14 Modern Rustic on Burt Lake

46 Torch Lake Style

42 Let Me Entertain You

53 Pilgrim House Reno

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7 Editor’s Note Oh, What a Tour 8 Northern Style The Theme Is Beachy

22 Direct Flight Home 58 The Mindful House 26 Bay Harbor 2.0 60 Decked Out 32 Walloon Beauty Click on Live Here >Home Ideas

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Mark your calendar for September 15, 2018—it’s the Petoskey Area Home Tour! Whew. So many things have to fall into place to make our great home tours happen—builders’ schedules, homeowners’ schedules, logistics, to name just a few. And above all, the homes have to be worthy of a tour. It takes prayers, luck, serendipity and above all incredibly professional builders and generous home owners to make it happen. When a tour does come together, it is a gorgeous thing. A real-life symphony of setting, stye and ideas. And more than anything else, the beauty is in the fact that our home tours benefit Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan. Over the past several years our tours have donated $60,000 to this wonderful organization. Okay, so, I don’t want to leave you hanging too long. Let me tell you how, in a cliff-hanger of an ending, our September 15, Petoskey Area Home Tour has shaped up. One word: Amazing. We have 10 homes. Eight are on some of the most gorgeous waterfronts I have ever seen in my 30 years at Traverse Magazine/Northern Home & Cottage. Another is on a golf course. The last one? Well, it’s on its own private airstrip—yepper, airplane hangar is a part of this stunning home. If the sites are incredible, I will let you imagine how great these homes are. You are going to have to hit up this tour to believe it. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com. See ya out there!

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And thank you to all our sponsors, who make this tour pos-

tours in Northern Michigan. Phase I, Northern Home & Cottage the

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Petoskey Area Tour, is set for September 15, 2018. Join us to tour 10

Supply, American Home Technology and Shanty Creek Resorts.

stunning homes that run up Northwest Michigan’s gold coast from

We are so grateful to the homeowners who have so generously

just south of Elk Rapids to Alanson. Tour highlights? A home with

opened their homes for this tour that benefits Child & Family

its own airstrip and hangar; jaw-dropping lakefront settings; Euro,

Services of Northwestern Michigan. Established in the 1930s, this

steampunk, cottage and classic design touches; hidden pantries and

organization provides crucial services to the children and families

other kitchen wonders; cool fireplaces galore; Nanawalls and the

of our region. Over the past several years our tours have raised more

biggest glass door we’ve ever seen and so, so much more.

than $60,000 for Child & Family Services.

This tour is very doable in a day, but it helps to plan your route

To find resources on our 2018 Northern Home & Cottage Tour

ahead of time. You’ll want to visit Twisted Fish gallery along the

homes, please go to MyNorth.com/TourInfo. Tickets (along with

way, where our sponsor, Pleasant Valley Custom Homes, is prepar-

driving directions) are $23 in advance, $26 day of. To purchase

ing a lovely party from noon until 6:00 p.m. The details of that event

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modern rustic on burt lake Text by Patty LaNoue Stearns // Photos by Jacqueline Southby

When a downstate couple bought their

the exterior of the carriage house to tie

and looks forward to creating the next

property on Burt Lake several years ago,

the two together,” says Stephanie, who

Thanksgiving dinner. They both adore

they decided immediately that the out-

says there were many moving parts to the

the upstairs master’s balcony in their

dated house on it had to go. But before they

exterior design including. “Lots of covered

4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath cottage.

tore it down, they built a carriage house

porches, split stone and cedar.”

In fact, this family loves every detail,

with a garage below so they could plan

Inside, with its dark rustic beams and

all of the form and function, all designed

their dream cottage and, eventually, their

dark wood floors, there’s a rich, modern

specifically for them: The mix of materials

retirement home.

farmhouse feel. The linear, two-story struc-

and textures, from the granite counters to

Three years later, their house is ready

ture affords views of Burt Lake from almost

the shiplap walls; the built-in cabinetry; the

for the joys of summer, and the couple,

every room, and to allow even more com-

second-floor laundry room; the four fire-

who have two kids and two dogs, says

muning with the great outdoors, a 16-foot

places, including one in the three-season

the process went smoothly and their

pocket-door wall opens up off the kitchen

room; the two master suites, one on each

5,200-square-foot cottage is everything

to a stone-floored screened-in porch so

floor, the lower “for when we’re too old to

they dreamed of.

this family can enjoy three seasons or more

climb the stairs,” the wife laughs; the side

of the year.

drains in their master shower that builder

“The design went quickly,” says Stephanie Baldwin, whose Edgewater Design firm

“That’s my favorite room,” says the wife.

Greg talked them into so they don’t have

drew up the plans. “They were so easy

“We spend all of our time out there. It

to step on a drain; the handsome transom

to work with because they lived on the

gives you that feeling that you are right

windows, and the surrounding wooded lot

property for a few years and knew exactly

out there.” There’s plenty to see besides the

that the house nestles into perfectly, like it

what they wanted.” For the exterior, the

lake, too: The red fox, the bald eagles, the

has been there forever.

couple hoped to match the carriage house

families of deer that pass by their windows.

“We couldn’t even believe it when it was

that their builder, Greg Lee, initially con-

“We really feel like we’re getting away from

done,” says the wife. “It’s our dream house,

structed. “So when we designed the new

the city,” she says.

but it turned out even better.”

house and attached garage, we added some

Her husband is wild about the profes-

of the detail from the new structure onto

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LOCATION 7935 BAY SKIES COURT HARBOR SPRINGS CONTRACTOR SULLIVAN’S HARBOR SPRINGS AIRPARK 586.945.7453 MGN-AIRPARK.COM

direct flight home Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by Andy Hewitt + Joe Wortman

This story begins when Traverse

Petoskey and Harbor Springs. If you had

The Nick Fettig-constructed home that

Magazine/Northern Home & Cottage sales

a home here, you’d be beaching it in the

you will see is a modern Craftsman style

rep and I stepped out of a silver Cirrus

summer and skiing at Boyne Highlands

equipped with well-thought amenities that

SR22GT airplane in front—actually at the

and Nubs Nob in the winter. The lots are

include four bedrooms, five bathrooms,

back door—of Joe Wortman’s home in

wooded with views of Little Traverse Bay.

wide-plank walnut floors, a natural gas

the Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark. Joe

And did we mention that you’d be landing

fireplace, a well-appointed kitchen, flag-

had chartered the flight to pick us up in

your plane at your door?

stone patios and wide-open views of Little

Traverse City and deliver us to Harbor Springs for a tour of the home.

When tourgoers see his model home

Traverse Bay. “Our goal was to create an

(the first of three spec homes Joe plans to

environment which captures the essence

When I say back door, I am being literal.

have finished by 2020), they will be amazed

of flight,” Meaghan says. “The design details

The home sits on a private runway with

at the peacefulness of this mostly wooded

have been selected to enhance the feeling

a private hangar tucked into the side of

park with its view of Little Traverse Bay.

of soaring freely through limitless skies.

the home. Picturing some big, ugly metal-

Both pilots and non-aviators appre-

Traditional materials with visually lighter

lic hangar-kind of thing? Not so fast. This

ciate this setting that is so integral to

tones and an essence of aerial movement

handsome structure was designed to

Joe’s vision—which is actually an exten-

carry the emotion of flight.” To that end,

match the equally handsome home, so it

sion of the vision of Dr. Paul Sullivan who

one of many design standouts in this

fits more seamlessly than most garages.

started Sullivan’s Airpark in the 1990s.

enlightened interior is a table fabricated

An avid pilot and lover of great design,

After Paul’s passing, Joe teamed with Paul’s

from an airplane wing.

Joe is looking to turn Sullivan’s airpark

son, Paul Michael, contractor Nick Fettig

You don’t have to own a plane to be

into the premier fly-in development in the

and designer Meaghan Jacklitch of River

taken with this home. Know that the 1,700-

Midwest. No doubt he has the setting:

West Design, to complete Sullivan’s Harbor

foot hangar can house boats and RVs as

the airpark is located on M119 between

Springs Airpark.

well as planes. Northern Home & Cottage

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bay harbor 2.0 Text by Cara McDonald // Photos by Dave Speckman

The cottage look? That’s one that Kelly

inevitable scratches. Bedrooms got wool

says Kelly. First, they knocked out a wall

Konoske, president of Cottage Company

carpet for comfort (and durability), and

blocking the view. She tapped Signature

Interiors, has down to perfection. But when

Kelly used jute and other natural materials

Kitchens in Petoskey to build custom

a young family with three kids came to

for runners and accessories to add texture.

shaker cabinetry with classic, clean lines,

her with a Bay Harbor remodel, she knew

She pulled hues of blue from the water

then installed a chaine homme patterned

something a little different would be in the

and chose geometric textiles that incor-

tile to the ceiling for a seamless look. The

mix. “Their style was right up my alley, per-

porated those blues, and then threaded

new pantry looks like a built-in, but once

sonally,” Kelly says. “More clean-lined, more

them throughout the home’s bedroom and

it opens there’s a coffee station and small

contemporary, a little eclectic.” But with a

bathrooms. “We chose a lot of texture,

work sink tucked inside.

large family and lots of guests expected,

for interest,” says Kelly, “and even incor-

To accommodate their own hungry crew

they wanted the home’s new iteration to

porated lots of indoor/outdoor fabric so

and abundant guests, the family needed

function for them in a practical way, too.

things would be easy to clean.”

loads of seating. The kitchen banquette is

The home, located on the back side of the

Plenty of neutrals provided a soft update

perfect for piling little kids into the window

Bay Harbor Yacht Club, had plenty of space

to the home, particularly in the master

seat. The dining room is flanked by the

(seven bedrooms!) and stunning views,

bedroom, the one spot where blues took

great room and a special sitting area (just

but the kitchen was dated and closed off,

a back seat. There, the cottage tradition

off the kitchen) that is perfect for morning

and the views weren’t taking center stage.

gets a nod with white horizontal ship lath

coffee. But throw open the doors to the

Plus the whole home, several decades old,

on the walls, and shades of “greige” soften

outside, and another patio dining space

needed a refresh.

the look throughout. The master bath is

waits—overlooking the yacht club and

“Stylish but comfortable, cute but not

sophisticated, with geometric marble tile

harbor—and all those watery shades of

fussy”—that was the family’s remodel

on the floor, a chrome Waterworks tub,

blue. “After all, that’s the point,” says Kelly.

request, in a nutshell, and Kelly took her

quartz counters and big mirrors to bounce

“To get the whole family together, with that

inspiration from there.

the light around and brighten the space.

view front and center.”

Out came the old floors and in went six-

But the real challenge? “The kitchen was

inch white-oak planks in a bleached, sandy

the biggest obstacle to tackle; it just needed

tone—perfect for hiding dirt, sand and

to be more open and more functional,” Northern Home & Cottage

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LOCATION 4708 LAKE GROVE ROAD PETOSKEY DESIGNER JILL BRECHEISEN KITCHENS BY DESIGN 231.347.8400 KITCHENSBYDESIGNPETOSKEY.COM

walloon beauty Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by James Yochum Photography

When Frances and Anthony Jabbour

Kelly Bingham (Capital Floor Covering

top, a luxurious 2.5-inches thick, is fabri-

were dreaming up the home they were

& Interiors). “We wanted to use all local

cated from Zodiaq Quartz—a product that

planning to build on the aquamarine

talent—people who knew each other and

looks like marble but is more durable. In

waters of Walloon Lake, their wish list

knew the area,” Frances says.

an idea that amounts to genius kitchen

contained several key items: an open floor

Matthews, Brecheisen, Phillips and

design, Brecheisen incorporated the built-

plan that could accommodate large fam-

Bingham, who often work closely together

in SubZero refrigerator/freezer unit next

ily-and-friend gatherings (Anthony has

made the process as smooth as possi-

to a mystery walk-in pantry door. Glossy

nine sisters!), a kitchen roomy enough for

ble for the homeowners. “They flew up a

white subway tile and a custom range hood

everyone to gather and cook—including

couple times from Florida and we would

round out this fresh and airy space that is

their awesome-gnocchi-making Italian

have samples perfectly staged at Jana’s

complemented by a stainless apron sink

grandmother, and an overall relaxed beach

showroom to achieve the overall design

and stainless Wolf range—a version that

house feel.

concept,” Brecheisen says.

even sports stainless knobs, versus Wolf’s

The Jabbours are from Canada but have

The upshot is a stunning home that

raised their three children, Emma, Joey and

fits into its Walloon setting and with the

Tourgoers will see similarly well-exe-

Sam in Florida. Anthony was first intro-

family’s lifestyle. From its gray-shingled,

cuted details in the rest of the house, details

duced to Walloon Lake through a friend/

contemporary craftsman exterior, the floor

that include a guest suite that is complete

business associate whose family has had a

plan moves through an airy foyer into a

with a coffee counter to accommodate

Walloon Lake cottage for several genera-

great room with a bull’s-eye stunning view

early-rising guests, luxurious Brecheisen-

tions. “He would visit and come back telling

of Walloon out a bank of glass walls and

designed master bath cabinetry (mirrors

me, ‘I have to show this lake to you, it’s

doors that lead to a deck with a screened-in

on the door panels!) and the Matthews

so beautiful,’” Frances recalls. Eventually,

porch. The dining area adjacent to the great

team’s incredible craftsmanship manifest

Anthony was able to get his family to visit,

room, is marked by a fabulous farm-style

in a variety of paneling from beadboard to

and well, since Walloon Lake’s magnetism

dining table that seats 10 and more when

v-groove to board-and-batten.

is irresistible, the rest is history.

the leaves are added.

After finding their ideal property, the

At 5-by-9 feet, the kitchen island, located

couple assembled a build-and-design team

just steps away from the dining table, is

of Jim Matthews (Matthews Construction),

a cooking/entertaining dream, outfit-

Jill Brecheisen (Kitchens by Design), Jana

ted with seating, a wine refrigerator, a

Phillips (Jana Phillips Interiors, Inc.) and

microwave drawer and storage. The island

signature red knobs.

For anyone who loves lake living and family gatherings (and who doesn’t?!), this home is a must-stop on the tour.

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high hopes Text by Cara McDonald // Photos by Dave Speckman

Fortunately for the homeowners, this wasn’t builder Ken Provost’s first rodeo.

families that has been there a while usually

in the place,” Ken says. Instead, custom

scoops it up.”

white tongue-and-groove paneling reigns

Their Belvedere Club cottage was a beauty

The wife had been spending summers

supreme. “It’s white. As white as you can

with 1880s charm in a priceless location; of

at her parents’ Belvedere cottage since she

get,” he says. The interior is the work of

course, it needed work. But before the reno

was a child, so it was important to that her

designer Rhea Crenshaw out of Memphis,

could take one step forward, the crum-

teenage children also get the chance to

who worked to keep a lovingly broken in

bling foundation would need to be dug out

enjoy what she did: lounging on the porch,

cottage feel. “Seeing it all assembled into

and completely redone—only after running

riding bikes, roaming wild with cousins, a

the home, it’s really very cool,” says Ken.

steel columns to stabilize the home, adding

summer filled with sailboats and relatives

4X4s beneath it, Jenga-style, and lifting

and not a screen or a TV in sight.

the the entire 5,000-square-foot two-story home about eight feet in the air.

Ken particularly loves how the kitchen turned out. “For whatever reason, kitchens

The cottage was purchased furnished

are a big deal to me; I love good kitchens.

from its elderly owner, and the family

Probably because I like to eat,” he adds.

The husband and wife duo had called on

opted to keep the wicker porch furniture,

Tearing out the original walls, he was able

Ken, of Birchwood Construction, because

the glider sofa, and the sweet collection

to vastly re-imagine and expand the space

he’d already helped her brother with a near

of owl lamps and knick-knacks the filled

to include a huge island, and gorgeous

identical job on his home, also a cottage in

the cottage to pay homage to its history.

backsplash tile that riffs on the historic

Belvedere.

Because the enclave is on the historic reg-

look from the era of the home.

“It was a huge undertaking,” Ken says,

istry, Ken couldn’t make changes outside

The final result is a mix of old and new,

“but it was worth it. It’s not about square

and had to work within the confines of the

the family’s minimalist sensibilities blend-

footage and amenities; it’s about the history

exterior walls.

ing with a soft, cottagey homage to the way

and the location. These homes rarely come

But inside? That’s another story. The

on the market, because they more or less

floor plan was totally re-imagined and the

get passed down through families, and if

entire home was taken down to the studs

they do come on the market, one of the

and rebuilt. “There’s hardly any dry wall

things have always been around this stretch of Lake Charlevoix.

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let me entertain you Text by Cara McDonald // Photos by Dave Speckman

Most 10-year-old homes aren’t candi-

heat, patio heat, and a “pebble” on the patio,

pool with infinity edge. “The landscap-

dates for a full-blown reno. But sometimes

a huge stone hollowed out for a fireplace.

ing is one of the most amazing parts of

good bones and inspiration can come

To deal with the ele-ments, the homeown-

the project,” says Ken, who credits Drost

together and become something truly

ers added electronic down-screens.

Landscape in Petoskey for integrating

fantastic.

No remodel is complete without

the blue stone stonework throughout to

The new homeowners of this Charlevoix

rethinking the kitchen, but in this case

create an amazing outdoor sanctuary. A

gem found it in great shape, but they love to

the original kitchen remains—however, the

surrounding patio and outdoor kitchen

entertain, and the home was missing a wow

homeowner installed an additional kitchen

allow for all-day hangouts poolside. Just

factor and a certain sense of playfulness.

in the basement just for entertaining.

below the outdoor kitchen, a stonework

So the duo hired Birchwood Construction

Along with the downstairs kitchen came

beach garage, about the size of a single-stall

to sweep through with a complete cottage-

a bunkroom and a full guest suite to let

garage, houses any and all toys for pool,

style-and-then-some re-vamp. Birchwood

visitors feel completely at home.

beach, boating and more.

Construction partner, Ken Provost, headed up the project.

As a former collegiate football player,

Everywhere you turn, there’s a blinged-

the husband added an exercise room on

out custom detail to make the home

First, some exterior work—the roof got

the main floor and insisted on 80-inch TVs

more accessible (like a new elevator) and

a reno, ditching a short and not-too-func-

wherever possible to enjoy games on the

gathering friendly (like around the nine-

tional widow’s walk in favor of an altered

big screen. But those aren’t the only focal

foot custom fireplace). “It’s been such an

roofline and new dormers. The old roof was

points. Four, glass bifold Nanawalls—the

incredibly fun project to be a part of,” says

lifted off wholesale, and a new roof was

largest one spanning 22 feet—let the couple

Ken. “This home is ready for entertaining;

built in the driveway and hoisted back up

and all their guests continue to be drawn to

it’s truly one of a kind.”

with a crane.

the gorgeous lake view.

Inside, Provost turned up the heat—

Outside, the party potential sky-rock-

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LOCATION 3515 NW TORCH LAKE DRIVE KEWADIN CONTRACTOR DRAPER CONSTRUCTION 231.322.3015 AARONDRAPERCONSTRUCTION.COM

torch lake style Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by Jason Hulet Photography

Draper Construction and its team of talented employees and subcontractors never

length of each of the interior solid-walnut

the home in black-steel ceiling panels and

doors.

exposed black steel beam rivets.

cease to amaze with their skill, creativity

The great room boasts some truly origi-

With its Symphony brand walnut cabi-

and ingenuity. Those qualities are on full

nal elements including a soaring Fond du

netry, custom-designed by Angela and

display in this Torch Lake showstopper

Lac stone fireplace (built by BBG Masonry)

made in Kitchen Choreography’s own

that blends rustic industrial sensibilities

with two stone insets, one for the flat screen

studio, the kitchen is purposefully blended

with a classic lodge feel.

and another, above it, where a wreathe will

into the rest of the great room so as not to

After being wowed by the home’s stone,

hang. The fireplace mantel is a reclaimed

detract from the lake view outside the big

shingle and clapboard exterior, tourgoers

beam that the homeowners found in an

windows. A Sequoia Brown quartzite island

will be treated to a full-on view of Torch

architectural elements market.

seats five people. A custom range hood

Lake through the floor-to-ceiling glass

The homeowners also found the two

by Ace Welding, as well as a Wolf Range

windows in this home’s great room. And

beams that are used in a hanging light

and SubZero refrigerator round out this

that massive glass door? With his char-

fixture that is the focus of the dining/

compact, efficient kitchen area. A walk-in

acteristic resourcefulness, Draper utilized

kitchen area. The beams are crisscrossed

pantry houses two freezer drawers.

a glass fabricator who is one of three in

together with black steel bars to create

There is so much more in this home—an

North America with kilns large enough to

the effect of a 19th century trestle bridge.

office with a hidden room, a gorgeous onyx

create it.

Antique pulleys and Edison bulbs hang

tile floor, a downstairs game room outfitted

As is his signature, Draper’s use of a mul-

from the “trestles,” creating an artful and

with another fireplace and kitchen ...

tiple woods—cypress beams and ceiling,

historic look. The walnut-slab dining

Inspired landscaping by 365 Outdoor adds

white oak floors, walnut doors and trim—

table that sits beneath the fixture rests

the final touches to this must see home.

sets the rich, welcoming tone of this home.

on antique rivets, playing off this vintage

And as always, custom touches abound

industrial vibe. Go ahead and call it ste-

such as a raised live-edge panel that run the

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pilgrim house reno Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by Phoenix Photography

Kamala Huron has the kind of family

designer was paramount for Kamala.

including dark soapstone counters, creamy

legacy most of us dream about: A thousand

“I wanted someone creative and an out-

cabinetry (with antique-nickel pulls) and a

feet of shoreline on north Elk Lake and

of-the-box thinker,” Kamala says. “I also

white-enameled farmhouse sink. Vintage

35 acres of old orchard and woods. Oh,

wanted to be involved in the design—not

lighting, a custom nickel-plated range hood

and there are also 500 feet on East Grand

just hand it over to someone.”

and a walnut floor pull it all together.

Traverse Bay. All of this stunning acreage

When, at the suggestion of her contrac-

Sandra used similar sensibilities in the redo

is a part of Wandawood Resort, one of

tors Dan and Tabby Stilson of Pine-Aire

of the first-floor bathroom, laundry/pantry

a dwindling number of family-operated

Building Co., Kamala met with designer

room, and four-season porch with its farm-

cottage resorts in Northern Michigan.

Sandra Bargiel of Bay Cabinetry and Design

style dining table.

The property has been in Kamala’s

Studio in Traverse City, she knew she’d

Other standouts in this lovely renovation

family since the mid-18th century when

found just the designer she wanted to work

include the home’s original, refurbished

her great-great grandparents farmed it.

with. As tourgoers will see, the collabo-

oak and butternut window-, door- and

Over the century, subsequent generations

ration between the two women and the

wall-molding, as well as refurbished maple

turned the property into Wandawood,

Stilsons was inspired.

floors in much of the downstairs (some

which today is made up of 15 Up North-

In the new design of the once cramped,

salvaged from the kitchen and used in the

style housekeeping units and a two-story,

closed-off kitchen Sandra carefully con-

four-season room). As you walk through,

Northern Michigan-style farmhouse, called

sidered space planning while respecting

take particular note of the antique posts

Pilgrim House, built in 1899.

architecture and function. The team also

that flank the kitchen sink and hold up the

Kamala and her husband, Steve, took

paid close attention to the size and place-

kitchen breakfast peninsula, as well as two

the reins at Wandawood in 2011. Early this

ment of new windows to accentuate the

more half-posts incorporated into a down-

year they began a top-to-bottom renova-

view of the lake. They went on to remove

stairs bathroom. The posts were a part of a

tion of Pilgrim House—where Kamala’s

the fake brick hearth on the great room

wrap-around porch that once graced

mother had lived until 2014—planning to

fireplace, exposing the original concrete

Pilgrim House. Kamala found them in

use it as a rental home for large groups

hearth in all its natural flaws and beauty.

storage. Packed away long ago and waiting,

staying at the resort. The Hurons wanted

Sandra chose blue-gray cabinets in the bar

one can imagine, for an opportunity to

the home to be structurally sound, have

area to balance the complimentary colors

shine again.

its plumbing and electrical updated and

of the brick.

be snug and lovely. But they didn’t want

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the mindful house Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by Dave Speckman

After medical school, Chad Kotlarz prac-

on the roof’s complicated pattern of peaks

screen. Notice the absence of can lights—

ticed natural medicine for 15 years—and

and gables. The bounty of black-framed

and the magic of LED tape lighting.

then he decided to change his life-course

windows and glass doors are imported

The open kitchen is a cook’s dream with

and follow his passion for building and

from Europe and are not only head-turn-

its massive 13-by-5-foot island, Italian lam-

design. We met Chad last year as he was

ing handsome, they are also triple-glazed

inate cabinetry, under-counter beverage

beginning the project of a lifetime: his

making them extremely energy efficient.

center, AGA stove, built-in refrigerator and

own home on a spectacular bluff on East

All windows are recess mounted, further

freezer that are each 30-inches wide, and an

Grand Traverse Bay (this issue’s cover shot

increasing thermal performance. The entire

industrial-sized sink outfitted with sliding

was taken from Chad’s beach). As tour-

home (including floors) is built of Quad-

cutting and drain boards. The home’s cut-

goers will see, Chad didn’t only want an

Lock insulated concrete forms supported

ting-edge features continue in the master

aesthetically stunning home—he wanted

by a tight rebar grid. The upshot? A rock-

bedroom (walk through shower!), soaring

much more. His home is also a showpiece

solid structure with 14.5-inch-thick walls,

(no supporting posts, courtesy of the Quad-

for energy efficiency, technology and zero

16.5-inch-thick floors and the highest pos-

Deck construction) cantilevered decks and

maintenance. To those ends, Chad did an

sible energy-efficiency rating (R-38 walls

brilliant landscaping that is highlighted by

incredible amount of research and product

with zero thermal-bridging).

a winding stone path to the beach that is

evaluation. As you’ll see, the payoff for

Big-glass views of the water with careful

all of this work is built into every inch of

attention to style and efficiency define

Chad will be on-premises on tour day to

this home.

the interior. Look down and you see that

explain more about this home’s efficiency,

wide enough for a golf cart.

The exterior of this modern farmhouse-

you are walking on (heated) poured-and-

design and smart home features—and to

style home is clad in stacked limestone and

polished concrete floors embedded with

offer information about his new company,

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handpicked stones. Look up at a cathedral

LivWell Homes. From design to construc-

product that has the warm look of wood

ceiling supported by Douglas fir beams fas-

tion, this is a home not to miss.

but is virtually maintenance free. The roof is

tened with handsome exposed bolts. Warm

black, 24-gauge steel standing seam steel—

yourself at a sleek-lined, custom-built gas

and will last a lifetime. Chad hand cut each

fireplace that is fabricated so the glass front

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decked out Text by Elizabeth Edwards // Photos by Chris Hale

The homeowners, both from metro Detroit, vacationed in Bellaire for years, loving the charming small town with its

his wife walked in and said, “We’ll take it.” “It was so cool. There was just something about the feel of this home,” he says.

and transform a man-cave into a bedroom fit for a princess. Their most striking changes are on the

easy proximity to the skiing and golf at

The three-story home is a treasure—as

exterior where they stained the cedar a

Shanty Creek as well as to Traverse City,

well as a sweet feat of engineering. Set on

rich auburn and trimmed the windows and

Charlevoix and Petoskey. Eventually they

a steep hill and adjacent to both Shanty

pillars in black. The overall effect, comple-

tried purchasing their own place but their

Creek’s Summit ski slope and The Legend

mented by new wire deck railings and

first attempt ended when a deal they

golf course, the main story of the home

the original stacked stone detail at the

thought was done went sour. The episode

cantilevers out over the valley below, while

entrance, accentuate the home’s modern

put a damper on their dreams and they

an upper level offers a view of Lake Bellaire

lines. Working with Barker Creek Nursery,

gave up their property search.

spilled across the horizon. A lower level is

they tamed the verdant landscape, creating

Then one day two years later the husband

built into the hill. The best part? Five decks

intimate relaxing areas. The homeowners

was in his office and he recalls the thought

that reach out into the stunning landscape

were careful to preserve a goldfish pond

popping into his head that he really wanted

from all parts of the home.

that the former owner had constructed

to be in Bellaire. He put the town into a real

Over the course of six years, the

estate search and up came a handsome

homeowners have carefully updated the

home at Shanty Creek Resorts for sale.

home—preserving its original layout, its

Just as the homeowner’s wife did when

Built in 1993, it needed some work—but the

pine kitchen cabinetry, pine-clad ceilings,

she walked in for the first time, tourgoers

husband could also tell it had great bones.

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will feel something very special about this

He called a Realtor and asked to see it the

floors. They did, however, update appli-

absolutely lovely home.

next weekend.

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When they got there, he remembers that

for his wife before she passed away from breast cancer.

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