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
Centrally located in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is the village of Shepherd, where Mike and Annette Florian have owned Annette’s Construction and Seawalls since 1989. From contemporary to log, Florian and his team build custom homes of various designs throughout Michigan and beyond. One log home in particular -- his own -- reveals his limitless creativity and craftsmanship.
The client found Scott Naumes of Mapleridge Construction by referral. She arrived at their first meeting with her own plans but was eager to hear professional recommendations and creative ideas from the Mapleridge team about how to improve on this already magnificent home design.
“Originally, we thought we were engaging in a small interior design project, but it turned out to be so much more,” recalls Kelly Konoske, president of Cottage Company Interiors in Harbor Springs.
To architect Evan Mathison, principal of Mathison I Mathison Architects (MMA), and Matt Reinsma of Bespoke Homes, this right-sized home embodies the vast knowledge both have achieved in architecture and building.
Looking for a spot to vacation and eventually retire, they found their getaway on two acres in Saugatuck.