Leelanau County, Michigan

Program: 3 bedroom home, with view orientation and modest budget as prime considerations

Solution: The design is contemporary in its expression while traditional in its use of the simple materials and detailing reminiscent of nearby farm structures. Tucked into a hillside and situated high on a bluff, the major living spaces are on the upper level of the L-shaped floor plan.  A series of large scale windows, ordered by a 6 foot module and punctuated by a copper-clad fireplace, provide magnificent views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands to the west. A covered screened porch and linear deck wrap the southern and western elevations, providing exterior living spaces from which to further enjoy views of the dramatic and ever-changing landscape.

Michael T. Doherty
Interior Designer: Nancy E. Hackett

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