They say every house tells a story. From the outside, this Rockford house may simply tell the story of a fresh, modern farmhouse. Built by 56 West Homes & Design...
Before they built this effortlessly cool, “soft modern” home, the homeowners had seen AZD homes in the area. “They have a special look,” says the homeowner
Ryan McCoon, president of Traverse City-based Endura Performance Homes, explains how beauty goes well beyond skin deep in this Home Builders Association Grand Traverse Area - Parade of Homes Judges Choice Overall Award winner.
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.
When the owner of this new farmhouse bought the property, she was no stranger to it. Originally owned in the 50s and 60s by her grandfather, the 52 acres of this combined horse and agriculture farm held memories of her childhood. When her grandfather passed away, the land went to her father, who later sold it. Wishing to own the land once again, the homeowner purchased 27 of the 52 original acres and set the stage for what was to become the backdrop for this 5,300-square-foot, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom dream family home.
Introduced to Jim Roberts through a mutual friend, the homeowner felt an instant ease with the builder. Though he had interviewed other builders, Roberts remained the standout, and Jim Roberts Construction in Kalamazoo was hired to build his new home.
Built over 100 years ago, the prestigious Detroit Athletic Club, a seven-story edifice designed by famed architect Albert Kahn, is still standing strong, and so is the membership within it. Executive manager Ted Gillary credits this to a number of factors, the most important being the community. “We have built a community that creates relationships, a place where people find a home,” he says.
Kip and Nicole Northrup spent years researching and planning to build a dream home for their family. They felt that partnering with Mark and Melissa Wahl of Cobblestone Homes would be the perfect match.
Located on a Lake Michigan critical dune in the Frankfort area, this unique 1970s-era home spoke to the homeowners when they first saw it. Though the home didn’t fit their needs perfectly when they purchased it, they saw the potential for all that the home could be.
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.