WRITER | STEPHANIE SCOTT
PHOTOS | KRISTIAN WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY
Gourdneck Lake Home Remodel
With their love of year-round entertaining and lakefront activities, the homeowners of this Gourdneck Lake home focused on making the most of their outdoor and indoor spaces with a renovation by TC Scott Construction.
The homeowners say living on Gourdneck Lake, a 218-acre all-sports lake in Schoolcraft Township, “is like a daily vacation.” And with an extensive addition and remodel, their lake lifestyle got a major upgrade.
Small renovations were made over the years by the homeowners, but they were ready for a more significant overhaul, and worked with Chad Scott of TC Scott Construction for the addition and remodel.
The renovation focused on maximizing entertaining space and expanding those stunning views. An addition was created, and the existing sun porch and great room were completely remodeled. The interior portion of the remodel includes custom built-ins, barn doors, and beam work. New interior wood base and window trim were installed to match the home’s existing trim.
A covered breezeway, which connects to the newly built two-car garage, is functional while also adding a beautiful visual element to the home. The breezeway features a cedar ceiling and real stone posts.
The great room is complete with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and hearth, custom beam work, and a 12-foot-wide sliding door leading to the porch, welcoming unobstructed views of the lake.
Exterior features include an improvement to the roofline, new shingles, hidden vent soffits, removal of the home’s stucco siding, and installation of new LP shake siding throughout. LP trim completed the look around all beams, corners, and windows.
More than 1,000 square feet of concrete was poured and stamped for this renovation, as well as multiple retention walls capped with limestone and faced with random ashlar stone.
The home’s exterior additions are a favorite of the homeowners, who enjoy entertaining and plan to make good use of the home’s outdoor bar, outdoor kitchen/barbeque, and pergola. The entire outdoor entertainment space was custom-built by the skilled craftsman at TC Scott Construction.
Though renovating a home involves a lot of details and decisions, the homeowners said their collaborative experience with TC Scott Construction led them to the renovation they had always envisioned.
“Working with Chad has been great, as we loved his eye for details. We had an architect for the house itself, but the details unfolded as we went along,” the homeowner said. “The great room was a sketch I drew up that became a beautiful reality, and the exterior was truly an amazing development with Chad’s vision and the team’s workmanship.”
Scott said having an in-house crew makes a world of difference for custom projects, allowing greater flexibility and quality control.
“These type of projects, we do well with – because we perform most of the construction work, so we can handle fast changes on custom projects and remodels,” he said. “We are lucky to have very knowledgeable and talented craftsmen on our team – and the home shows it.”
6020 Lovers Lane, Portage MI 49002
(269) 720-7729 l TCScottConstruction.com