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 combination of oppression and a business deal laid the foundation for Idlewild, the most popular black resort in the Midwest from 1912 to 1964.
Erosion, drainage issues, an ugly fence, unattractive utility areas - these are just a few of the eyesores homeowners may face when buying or maintaining a home. With a little know-how, there are natural ways to remedy annoying landscape concerns.
For plants to thrive, knowing when to water and how much sun is needed is only part of the story. Growing healthy fruits, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees requires a solid foundation of soil – an often misunderstood and overlooked requirement for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes.
Under the radar, the dye garden is typically known only to color experts, homesteaders, and fiber artists. For the artisan interested in “growing” one’s own color, planting a dye garden takes “handmade” to a whole new level.
Integral to kitchens and perhaps used more than any other appliance, sinks that balance function with style can make even the most mundane tasks enjoyable.
Figure skating is one of America’s favorite sports, and the categories of singles, pairs, and ice dancing have been televised for decades. But there’s a lesser-known form called synchronized skating, and the public has a rare opportunity to watch it live as two Michigan cities host major competitions this winter.
Afternoon tea, royal tea, high tea, low tea, elevenses, and cream tea – their meanings can be confusing, but their purpose is clear: to leisurely savor tea and refreshment in a social setting.
Growing tired of your dining room seating? There are endless ways to update it before deciding it needs to go, and a visit to the local upholsterer is a good place to start.
The expansive, Craftsman-inspired home with four bedrooms, four full baths, and two half-baths, is situated on hole 14 at the 250-yard mark on the Mountain Ridge golf course