ART in the LOFT celebrates the power of the arts and outreach in the Alpena community, running the spectrum from creative children’s crafts to important exhibits. The gallery invites the community to enjoy indoor activities until they’ve navigated through the final months of winter in Northern Michigan.
Known for their ability to take a step back and see the full potential in a piece of property, the team at Socks Construction knew from the start: there was something special here
For 23 years, Groundwork for Resilient Communities (formerly known as the Michigan Land Use Institute) has successfully built programs with the belief that a clean environment and strong economy go hand in hand.
Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders had a goal of providing as many lake views as possible, so it is visible from almost every room. “The house just feels bright and comfortable,” says Brya. In a collaboration between the homeowners, an in-house designer, and Lakeview Builders, they’ve managed to turn an outdated, lackluster house, one of the first built in the gated Peninsula at Bay Harbor, into the home of anyone's dreams.
they wanted to hold songwriting workshops and other programs to connect kids and allow them to express themselves creatively through music. The idea came after the two led a workshop for adults on Mackinac Island. They decided to broaden the project into something more formal, thus beginning what would become Big Water Creative Arts.
Building homes is what makes Craig Boyd, owner of Boyd Construction Company, Inc. in Petoskey, excited to get up in the morning. Whether it’s following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, his memories of seeing the world from atop a roof as a child, or the lifelong friendships he forms through his craft, Boyd revels in the home-building process, and this modern rustic waterfront home is a recent example of his talents.
There was something special and unique about this project that was hard to put into words.
Partners Matt Stuck and Matt Johnecheck, of Conquest Builders, Inc. have incorporated all of these guidelines when constructing this 4,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath house on gorgeous Walloon Lake in Petoskey.
This house is a bit out of the box, being so contemporary,” explains Deb Brown, managing partner for W.B. Builders, Inc. “This was a little bit of a refreshing change – to get the opportunity to build something uncommon.
Sometimes they’re called “bungalows” and sometimes “casitas,” but whatever you call them, these 1,080-square-foot homes are pure luxury. Built by James Cesario of J. Cesario Builders and designed by Kelly Paulsen, you can find them at Hearthside Grove in Petoskey.