In a home that required modifications for wheelchair-accessible living, J & J Concepts created a space in which form followed function, ensuring that the homeowners would be forever comfortable in their forever home.
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.
The process of finding a builder is usually a long one, but, for both Joe and Jess, it was one of the easiest decisions they made. Meeting with Chad Scott of TC Scott Construction, a custom home builder based in Portage, they felt an instant connection.
From the custom-cut natural limestone exterior around the windows down to the climate-controlled wine cellar, it’s a shining example of a balance between formal and modern. The house dazzles with clean lines and warm wood, formal gardens, and absolutely nothing run of the mill.
“The process of designing and building a custom home is extremely personal,” says Melissa Wahl, co-founder of Cobblestone Homes.