A picturesque backdrop that is enriched by Lake Michigan and a tranquil setting that allows the modern residence in the foreground to steal the show – this in Leelanau County Michigan has plenty going for it!
A glass façade is the real show stopper at this modern retreat as it opens up the interior completely to the view outside. You are surrounded by nature completely and it is changing sunlight through the day and the passage of seasons that provide a dynamic colorful and hypnotic backdrop that takes you back into nature’s lap.
Each volume of the house slowly and effortlessly flows into the covered terrace next to it as the green spaces bridge the kitchen and dining with the living area. Large glass domes cover each of the terraces and keep out the cold wind even as one enjoys warmth and sunshine without having to venture outdoors.
€ 12000 of the total budget were used to improve the energy-efficiency insulation and structural integrity of the old house while € 6000 went towards giving the interior a contemporary transformation.
Rusted steel panels also make their presence felt as they create a more private upper level even while giving the homeowners ample privacy. It is the basement that contains the garage along with the first level of the music studio and home theater with the ground floor hosting the public and guest spaces. An open living area with a stunning brass fireplace becomes the focal point here.
Black has been cleverly used throughout starting from the pivoting front door to the garage and the relaxing bedrooms – life at this feels both relaxing and energizing at the same time.