Petoskey

Regional Feature: Lakeview Builders, LLC

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 In a collaboration between the homeowners, an in-house designer, and Lakeview Builders, they’ve managed to turn an outdated, lackluster house, one of the first built in the gated Peninsula at Bay Harbor, into the home of anyone's dreams.

Focus On: Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery

At Maple Moon, it’s not just about the syrup, wine, cider, or the many other sweet treats you can find. The Petersens strive to make a visit to Maple Moon unforgettable for the entire family. Maple Moon continues to expand, and in 2015 the Petersens ventured into making wine and hard cider. Maple syrup lacks the acidity of grapes, offering a unique flavor palate that allows for a diverse product line.

Building Community: Big Water Creative Arts

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.

Regional Feature: Boyd Construction Company, Inc.

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.

Regional Feature: W.B. Builders, Inc.

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.

Building Community: Camp Daggett

The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”

Regional Feature: J. Cesario Builders, Kelly Paulsen Interior Design

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.