All News Cosmopolitan Home GR – “Building Memories”August 8, 2018

Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids featured our beautiful Glen Lake Cottage in their Summer issue. Our Glen Lake Cottage is one of our most intricate projects we’ve done. From its shingle-style exterior with gambrel roofs and expansive windows to its detailed interiors with architectural ceilings and efficient layouts, every piece of the design has a lot of intention behind it. This home was designed in collaboration with Eastmark Construction and Villa Décor.  The article focuses on each of the players involved in the design and how they took the client’s needs and desires and made them into their dream cottage.

The article highlights the gambrel roof design as an important design feature, adding needed usable square footage to the upper floors because of its wider roof span. This made the area over the garage and great location to host an expansive bunk room and bathroom for children.

Building Memories also describes the intended style of the home as “the right balance between classic and casual with a timeless design that will never be associated with a discernable decade.” This is important for a lake house that is meant to span generations of a family with deeply rooted memories at this lake. The home is placed with Glen Lake as the main focus. The home sits high on the bluff with flowing landscaping to bring the guests down to the built-in firepit, and further down to the beach. Other living spaces were thoughtfully designed into the lakeside of the home including a screened-in porch and a private master suite porch that opens up into beautiful lake views.

Eastmark Construction and Villa Décor both played big roles in many of the important decisions in the design of the Glen Lake Cottage. Because of the involvement of all of the teams early on in the project in coordinating with the homeowner, the entire site is a designed experience that exceeded the homeowner’s expectations. Read the full article below to learn more about the details and decisions made to create this memorable cottage.

Click here to read the full article on our Glen Lake Cottage.