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26 Downsized Space, Heightened Style An interior designer kicks up the elegance factor in a downtown Traverse City condo.

05 Editor’s Note A Night Out, At Home

34 The Architecture of View The Glen Lake panorama takes center stage in a home with pared-down Scandinavian style.

06 Northern Mood Storybook Style 08 Collections Not Your Grandfather’s Cocktail Bar Click on Live Here > Home & Cottage

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editor’s note

A Night Out, At Home As I write this, no one is exactly sure how the pandemic will shape our holiday season. But one thing is for certain: Staying home more than we are used to is going to be a choice many of us will make. During the spring lockdown, we cooked, watched movies and gardened. With gardening not an option in the winter, how about gathering around the home bar for the holidays? Even if it’s just you and your partner—or even just you!—the very act of mixing a drink in a cool, perfectly outfitted spot in your home is festive in and of itself. To that end, our Collections department this month features six stellar examples of home bars, including a cocktail bar built right into a fireplace chimney. We also have combed some of the North’s best home elements stores to present five trendy bar accoutrements. If creating an entire home bar isn’t in the works this year, how about simply gifting yourself a top-ofthe-line cocktail shaker? In this issue of Northern Home & Cottage, we also bring you stories about two homes (both entirely different) that make the idea of staying home oh-so-attractive. Here’s wishing all of our readers a safe, healthy holiday season. Cheers to you with this wonderfully warming cocktail recipe from our friends at Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville.

Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Northern Home & Cottage. // lissa@traversemagazine.com

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NORTHERN

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Winter is the perfect season to introduce your family to what is sure to become a children’s classic. —E.E. “There is a forest nearby. Eric & Eloise live there. Two unlikely friends. Eric is a hare and Eloise is a fox.” So begins the delightful story of “Eric & Eloise,” written and illustrated by Jessica Hiemstra. There’s a sweet underlying lesson in the story about getting along with friends who don’t look like you. Add to that the whimsical illustrations of forest animals in a wintry Northwoods setting, and “Eric & Eloise” is a perfect goodnight story for Up North kids.

resources We first met Eric & Eloise at Old Spud Warehouse in Gaylord (oldspudwarehouse.com), where you’ll find the book ($19.99) as well as cast-aluminum wall mounts of the characters in the story, including, of course, Eric the hare ($189) and Eloise the fox ($109). The book and wall mounts are also available at SPUDS in Boyne City.

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not your grandfather’s home cocktail bar CURATED BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS

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NACHTMANN FINE BAVARIAN CRYSTAL

Clearly this bar deserves the finest in glassware—such as Nachtmann Fine Bavarian Crystal drink glasses and decanter (three-piece set, $120). Thanks to Shelley Doyen of The Ideal Kitchen in Manistee for this elegant recommendation. theidealkitchen.com

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Designer Gary Nance incorporated this bar into the side of the chimney of a home he designed on Walloon Lake. Nance made enough space for kitchen designer Jill Brecheisen to install 24-inchwide Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers with paneled fronts. A wood counter above the drawers became the drink staging area. “To complete the look, we added matching charcoal-colored vertical planking and matching shelves to create a practical but unique space,” says Brecheisen.

resources ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Gary Nance Design garynancedesign.com BUILDER Matthews Construction facebook.com/matthewsconstructiongc DESIGN Jill Brecheisen Kitchens by Design kitchensbydesignpetoskey.com

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Clearly this bar deserves a Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle. This simple, innovative way to make a wedge of ice cools a glass of whiskey instead of diluting it. We found ours at Nifty Things in Traverse City ($17.99). niftythingsonline.com

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the modern sophisticate bar Wear your heels and pearls when you sidle up to this inspired home bar created by Dawn Whyte of Petoskey Kitchens. Handsome sliding black-framed glass doors are a sexy prelude to the custom black concrete bar, two Thermador Wine Preservation Columns, high-end Galley Tap faucet and a tiled backsplash that imbues the space with a breath of Art Deco.

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We think the fresh clean look of this stainless steel cocktail shaker and matching stainless ice bucket, both by OXO, is just right for this bar. We found them at Crystal Crate and Cargo, where Sally Berlin gives the pieces high marks for their design and functionality—including the fact that the top of the ice bucket is on a hinge that drops it to the side of the bucket when open … much easier to handle than trying to find a place to put the lid on a tight bar! Cocktail shaker ($29.99); ice bucket and tongs ($49.99). crystalcrate.com

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This full-functioning bar spans the interior wall of the home’s lower level, transforming the beach just outside the door into the ultimate hangout for friends and family. A design collaboration between Cedar Creek Interiors and Nowak Cabinets, the bar is comprised of rich walnut cabinetry, a dramatic cream-and-taupe quartzite bar top, seed glass upper cabinets, hand-cast pewter hardware and topnotch appliances, including wine fridge, ice maker, dishwasher and microwave. Stunning mercury glass pendants, three whitewashed oak-and-steel swivel stools and a 60-inch wall-mounted television

resources DESIGNER Kim Hooker Cedar Creek Interiors cedarcreekinteriors.com CABINETS Nowak Cabinets nowakcabinets.com

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Get that last little pool of red wine out of the bottom of your wine glasses and really get that growler clean with the Delta Glass Rinser. Available from Infusion Kitchen & Bath Supply in Traverse City. infusionshowrooms.com

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“We found this amazing countertop by Dekton called Trillium— its metallic tones and unique movement was the pivot point that began our color direction,” says kitchen designer Jill Brecheisen of this fabulous home bar. A warm cherry finish on the bar complements the countertop, as does a metallic penny tile backsplash, selected by Jennifer Keiser of The Quiet Moose. Wire mesh inserts in the Shaker-style cabinetry and cabinet hardware by Richelieu pull the look together. An undermount bar sink, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer, Sub-Zero wine and beverage cooler and a waste and recycle bin round out this bar’s functional side.

resources KITCHEN DESIGNER Jill Brecheisen Kitchens by Design kitchensbydesignpetoskey.com BUILDER Harbor View Custom Builders harborviewcustombuilders.com INTERIOR DESIGNER Jennifer Keiser The Quiet Moose quietmoose.com

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FUNKY ROCK DESIGNS

We think these chunky, real-rock beverage dispensers by Funky Rock Designs pair well with this bar’s lodge look. Thanks to Darsi Lee of The Lake House in Charlevoix for the rec. Dispenser ($139); base ($49). thelakehousecharlevoix.com

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A live-edge walnut bar sets a rustic, masculine feel for this cocktail bar in a lodge-style home on Torch Lake. Warm-toned Fusion Quartzite countertops complement walnut Symphony cabinetry (Kitchen Choreography’s in-house cabinetry line) that features 1-inch-thick, distressed inset doors. State-of-the-art appliances including Sub-Zero beverage, wine and freezer drawers make this bar more than just a handsome face.

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downsized space, heightened style AN INTERIOR DESIGNER REINVENTS THE IDEA OF HOME FOR HIS DREAM CLIENTS. TEXT BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS // PHOTOS BY DAVE SPECKMAN

or over three decades, Bill and Susie Janis have been well-known in the Traverse City area for their philanthropy and Susie’s many volunteer endeavors. While Bill is (and has been for nearly 50 years) the owner and president of Century, Inc., a Traverse Citybased manufacturing company, Susie is a past recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce. For decades, the couple lived in a spacious home on Old Mission Peninsula. Although close to Traverse City, it also had a vineyard and water frontage on West Grand Traverse Bay. But most of all, it had room for all the lovely furnishings and art pieces the couple has collected throughout their 44-year marriage. It was the kind of place you’d want to live in forever. As they watched many of their friends downsizing and moving into downtown Traverse City condominiums to be within walking distance of restaurants, shops, churches and cultural events, the Janises strongly began considering a move downtown themselves. The couple looked at several units and eventually purchased a 2,200-square-foot condo in Washington Place to replace their Old Mission home. “As hard as it was to leave our spacious home, we felt that it was the best decision for us in our retirement years,” Susie says.

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As the couple decided to remain at their Florida home during the stay-at-home order earlier this year, they turned to their longtime interior designer, Shane Inman of The Inman Company, to orchestrate this significant downsize, as well as the move. All told, the move, says Inman, “took two months and a full crew working around the clock donating, selling and organizing their possessions.” “Had it not been for Shane we know we would still be packing,” Susie says with a laugh. What Inman and Susie decided to keep of the Janis possessions defined the Asian-influenced décor style that they had collected for decades. Among the pieces were a black lacquered altar table, a free-standing black lacquer bar, stacking Asian trunks, assorted antique end tables and two swivel club chairs Inman had recovered in silk. Even as he was moving the Janises out of their Old Mission home, Inman was overseeing a top-to-bottom renovation of the Washington Place condo. The Janises’ most fundamental request of Inman was to make their new home comfortable for them. However, Inman, who has worked extensively in Manhattan, also set out to make the condo a new standard for downtown living in Traverse City; one that reflects a beautiful bayside city learning to combine its Midwestern roots with an emerging upscale, urban environment. The designer dove into the job with his signature gusto and acumen. The changes he oversaw in the condo were extensive and included making the unit aging-in-place friendly, moving the HVAC to provide more space for an office and a larger den, removing a wall to enlarge the laundry room, building-out the butler’s pantry, changing all the lighting, switching all the hardware and fixtures from silver to gold, creating a new fireplace and remodeling the entire master bedroom suite. Susie had given Inman an inspiration picture and from that, Inman went on to select all new custom draperies and flooring, including a custom-designed rug with black banding to echo the stacked dental/crown molding with a black accent that he had designed and installed throughout the unit. In the kitchen, Inman had a stunning new backsplash made with high-relief, Asian-influenced marble tiles and new waterfall-end kitchen countertops installed. “I was skeptical before we purchased the backsplash tile because I thought, ‘Oh, spaghetti sauce messes,’ but it wipes up beautifully,” Susie says.

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Using a tried-and-true urban apartment strategy, Inman solved the kitchen’s biggest design issue: Access to the double-ovens was in a back hallway, adjacent to the kitchen and across from the butler’s pantry. His solution? To unite the hallway with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall paneling and moldings that coordinate with the kitchen. Besides the couple’s original pieces, Inman selected new furniture, including sofas. Susie had recently purchased a stunning one-of-a-kind, fabricated brass-based dining room table. Inman had the tabletop resized and the black lacquered chairs upholstered in a velvet geometric gold-and-black pattern.

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Perhaps the biggest gift to the Janises was how Inman handled their art collection, a task that began with reframing and rematting some 50 paintings. "I had asked him where he was going to place the art and he said, 'I am going to surprise you with that,’ ” Susie says. The big reveal was indeed stunning. Inman had turned the entrance hallway into a gallery wall by stacking the largest gilded-framed pieces of artwork from top to bottom, complete with gold picture lighting and glass wall covering. “It’s an immediate focal point off the foyer that takes guests on a stunning tour of a lifelong dedication of collecting,” Inman says. “The results overwhelmed us,” Bill and Susie say of the gallery wall, as well as the placement of art throughout the entire condo. “It’s a little crazy to have lived in a place for 32 years and not shed a tear when you leave,” Susie adds. “However, having the pieces that are sentimental to us makes us feel like we are home.” Susie, says Inman, shares the credit in how perfectly the renovation turned out: “Working together with Susie was a very rewarding process. She understands design and the concept of elegance—an interior designer’s dream client.” Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Northern Home and Cottage. lissa@traversemagazine.com

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the architecture of view A YOUNG DESIGNER OFFERS A LESSON IN MAKING THE VIEW CENTER STAGE IN A HOME OVERLOOKING GLEN LAKE. TEXT BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS // PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTHERLY

rom the road, the eight wooded acres on a ridge above Glen Lake that have been in Joseph (JP) Machuta’s family since the 1960s look innocuous enough, marked only by a tree-shrouded driveway. But following the curve of the drive lands you at the top of a bluff with a jaw-dropping panorama of the Glen Lakes below. For years, the family kept a modest getaway on the land, slowly clearing the trees to open up the view. In his young adult years, JP worked summer jobs in the area and lived on the property, waking up every morning to one of the area’s most stellar views. By the time JP’s family put the property up for sale, he and his husband, Adam Tooseley, were working in Chicago. The couple decided to purchase the property and build a summer home that they planned to eventually retire to. Although they say they aren’t creative (JP is in finance and Adam is an attorney), they sketched out an inspired concept for their new home over coffee in a Glen Arbor café based on a clean Scandinavian style—then began looking for a designer to refine it. It was a short search. At the time, they were renting a room at a local hotel across the street from the Glen Arbor Artisans gallery. They loved the gallery, especially its peaked metal roof. When they asked the owner, Kristin Hurlin, who designed it, she was delighted to share that it was her son, Keenan May. JP and Adam contacted him in San Francisco, where he was living at the time, and May agreed to design their new home both remotely and while visiting family in Glen Arbor.

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Having been born and raised in Glen Arbor, May brought a deep consideration for the landscape to the project. “We spent a lot of time onsite designing with the trees, topography and the existing view corridor in mind,” he says. “We knew the focus of the home was the view, but second to that was properly nestling the home into the landscape around specific trees. Too many new houses in the Glen Lake area are simply key-holed into ridgelines. By strategically and sensitively placing this home, the home isn’t as visible from Glen Lake.” May’s understanding of the setting is apparent at first sight. The structure, which rises to a 28-foot roof pitch, mimics the verticality of the surrounding pines. The roof and sides are clad in standing-seam black steel—both for ease of maintenance and to blend in with the shadowy forest. The facade is clad in Kebony, a natural wood product made from a species called Pinus radiata that, as May explains, “has been treated with a bio-liquid to permanently harden the cellular structure of the wood—essentially turning a beautiful softwood into a robust hardwood.” Virtually maintenance-free, the Kebony will weather to a silvery gray over time. The sight line from the entry door leads directly across the great room and through a glass wall on the other side to reveal the spectacular Glen Lake view—that view being, as May says, “the purpose of the house.” The glass wall, he explains, is basically a diagram of what’s required to maximize the amount of glass when you are building out of wood [as opposed to a stronger material such as steel]. May used the structural section of the wall to house the black steel fireplace. “The rest is essentially glass with wood structure between,” he says. “It maximizes the biggest view possible.” Nothing mars the view from the glass wall, not even a deck. “The deck furniture and railing tend to ruin the site line and view,” May explains. The solution? To place the deck off the side of the home, where it has its own view of Glen Lake.

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On the interior, pale white oak floors and white walls form a purposefully desaturated color palette so that nothing detracts from the view. The streamlined kitchen that lines the back wall features oiled-walnut custom cabinetry by Paul May. With its precise, panel-to-panel, book-matched grains, May’s woodwork is art in and of itself. Black Ann Sacks tile embossed with drips of gold and Cambria Blackpool countertops complete the surface elements. Both JP and Adam love to bake, so among their tools are Wolf M-Series ovens that offer a proofing function, and a Kitchen Aid blender stored in an appliance garage with a pop-up counter. Two guest bedrooms (“We purposely put them in the back, where there is no view, because we want people hanging out in the great room,” Adam says), a guest bathroom and the laundry room round out the first floor. The loft houses both of their work spaces, a cozy reading nook (with a stellar view) and a master suite with a view across the loft and through the glass wall to Glen Lake.

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resources The Architecture of View, page 34 BUILDER Mike Kelly Builders nkbuilder1@hotmail.com STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Practical Engineering Brian & Sarah Ross peinc@centurytel.net

May purposely used cohesive materials throughout the home so that the small, simple spaces flow to give the home a light, airy feel. To that streamlined end, the showers are both curbless with hidden sloped drains, and all the fixtures are wall-mounted and centered perfectly against their tile backdrop. “Grout lines as an afterthought are one of my worst enemies, so making sure that the fixtures land exactly square is very important to me,” says May, who was able to oversee the installation of those and other details since he relocated with his family back to Glen Arbor as the construction was wrapping up. Since the pandemic began, JP and Adam have been able to work remotely— enjoying what was to be their summer home until they retired, year-round. In the evening, they relax in their great room and witness the fiery sunsets that occur across their unobstructed Glen Lake view from October through March. Life tucked away over Glen Lake is, indeed, good. Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor of Northern Home and Cottage. lissa@traversemagazine.com

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