Master Builder Jack Gesmundo of AVB had one objective: design and build a lakeside cottage that takes advantage of 140 feet of lake frontage and unbeatable views of Gull Lake while maintaining the quality and workmanship that AVB is known for. Mission complete.
This is something Ryan Hill of DLH Builders gives a lot of thought to. “Placement is just as important as the structure because the beauty of the property adds to the beauty of the home. I pride myself on protecting the integrity of Torch Lake because I love it.”
Denny Brya of Lakeview Builders has just completed two of the homes, and they are, well, heavenly. “The Ridge brings a metropolitan neighborhood to the Bay Harbor community, with proximity to social gatherings, shopping, and dining in the Village,” Brya says.
For family men, especially - but, really, for any sports enthusiast - having a space all your own, decorated exactly the way you want it, doesn’t happen very often. But it’s good to have a place to unwind, somewhere you can relax and hang with friends and family. Keep reading for tips on how to make the ultimate space ready to host your game-day activities.
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
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 In a collaboration between the homeowners, an in-house designer, and Lakeview Builders, they’ve managed to turn an outdated, lackluster house, one of the first built in the gated Peninsula at Bay Harbor, into the home of anyone's dreams.
Genealogy and building family trees can be both challenging and frustrating, but it’s a way to grow closer to your roots and document them for future generations. That may be rewarding enough.
Natural cleaning products are coming around again, and you’ll find most of them sitting in your pantry.
This year, instead of a traditional bottle of wine, perhaps something different is in order. So be prepared. The trick is to be thoughtful. What does the host enjoy? Here’s some inspiration for all of your event gifting.
Why not bring a little spring color inside while you’re waiting for the snow to melt? By forcing a flower bulb, you get the benefits of the season a little early.