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.
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.
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.”
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.
A complete, down-to-the-studs remodel and addition by Conquest Builders, the home went from a dark and closed-off three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath weekend cottage to an open and welcoming five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath haven for family and friends to gather.
Creating a modern contemporary home that seamlessly blends into a wooded setting might prove to be a challenge for any other contractor, but not for the team at Schippers Construction.
After interviewing several builders, the homeowners partnered with Jeff Sherwood of Sherwood Custom Homes. “I loved all of their thoughts, and we were right there dreaming with them,” says Sherwood, referring to the extensive collection of ideas the homeowners brought to him.
Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders has just completed two of the homes, and they are, well, heavenly. “The Ridge brings a metropolitan neighborhood to the Bay Harbor community, with proximity to social gatherings, shopping, and dining in the Village,” Brya says.
Under the keen eye and masterful skill of Tom Gold, owner of Tom Gold Construction, a design-build firm in New Buffalo, the two-year renovation of this six-bedroom, seven-bath, 6,800-square-foot home would become so much more than one could ever have imagined. It also became something of an engineering marvel.
In a fairly traditional, established neighborhood in Birmingham sits a modern oasis of sustainability built by the father-son team of Steve and Ben Templeton at Templeton Building Company. Its construction was truly a family affair, as Steve’s wife, Ann Heath Templeton of Duncan Fuller Interiors, was the project designer