Regional Feature: Let Us, Inc.

“You need to design a house that works with the land,” Harner said. “Trying to put a house on a lot that doesn’t fit or isn’t suitable for the topography doesn’t always turn out well. Sometimes, you have to modify the house to fit the lot better, and you get an overall better project.

Regional Feature: Insignia Homes

Sloping English gardens, Eastern pines, birch, and sugar maples create the perfect landscape for this charming lakefront home on Spring Lake. For award-winning builder David Morren, owner of Insignia Homes, creating the sprawling home on one of Michigan’s most popular all-sports lakes was the perfect project for his talented team.

Regional Feature: Cnossen Construction and 42° North – Architecture + Design

With vision brought to the project by 42° North - Architecture + Design and execution by Cnossen Construction, these homeowners saw their dream of creating a forever home on Cedar Lake in Grand Rapids realized.

Regional Feature: 42 North Custom Homes

Greg England and Ben Van Dort, co-owners of 42 North Custom Homes in Holland, and developer/designer Dennis Jacobs had a simple goal for their project on Lake Macatawa: to make a splash by razing a traditional 1940s home and replacing it with a three-story Modern Contemporary.

Regional Feature: Moeller Builders, Inc.

A classic log cabin on Burt Lake in Cheboygan was perfect except the cabin needed updating and more living and storage space. Having worked with Moeller Builders, Inc. on previous projects, these clients returned for a major remodel and seamless addition filled with custom upgrades for the ultimate Northern Michigan getaway.

Regional Feature: Room Candy

It is that personalized service – as well as curating furniture, art, and accessories to match a client’s taste – that defines the turnkey work of interior designers Dana Rickers and Janel Joppie, owners of Room Candy in Grandville.

Regional Feature: Homes by Gary Byker

The 6,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Transitional home received far more than a facelift from builder Gary Byker and project designer Janel Joppie of Homes by Gary Byker in Grandville. Together, they managed the entire project, from architectural plans to move in, including ordering custom furniture and hanging artwork on the walls.

Regional Feature: Black Birch Design + Build

At the suggestion of a neighbor, the family hired Black Birch Design + Build, owned and operated by principals Justin Roberts and Matthew Chaperon, to fulfill their vision for an Adirondack Craftsman-style cottage.

Regional Feature: Spencer Haight Custom Homes, LLC.

Standing on a one-acre lot, with ravines and forests in the back, the home’s style defies easy definition. “We were both drawn to multilevel Prairie-style houses,” she says. “And I love Mountain-Moderns like you see in Utah. They’re very clean, with a mix of warm woods and lots of black — kind of a rustic modern with a woodsy cabin feel.”

The Butter Barn Offers a Unique Shopping Experience

ust off US 23 in the small town of Ottawa Lake, the Butter Barn is a unique monthly shopping destination. Part pop-up boutique and part-antique and flea market, the Butter Barn features hand-crafted farm tables, refinished and repurposed furniture, and an ever-changing trove of treasures that have been carefully cultivated into new vignettes and seasonal displays each month.

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