Architect/Designer: Lorenz & Co
Builder: Mike Schaap Builders
Interior Designer and Merchandiser: Benchmark Design Studio
Captivated by South Haven’s natural charm and waterfront beauty, this storybook, waterfront abode is exceptionally true to its lakefront character. Featuring over 3,600 square feet, with five bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, the careful design of this open and charming layout, paired with grand views from nearly every room, capture all the warmth and playfulness of lakefront living.
The house is framed in a beach-friendly, fiber cement siding in a cheerful shade of blue that blends seamlessly with the water backdrop, while contrasting white trim and darker blue window clad lend definition to the exterior. An impressive kitchen with stunning Ann Sachs tile backsplash, quartz countertops, richly stained bistro table and Viking Appliances overlook the generous, but clearly defined, living and dining rooms. Extensive built-ins with extra storage and workspace, such as a distinctive dining serving piece featuring quartz stone and a lake reflecting mirror, maximize space and make entertaining a breeze. Playful design elements like Thibaut wallpaper, braided hemp cabinet insets and white-washed European white oak floors complement the home’s coastal flair with nautical décor and warm hues.
Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, this quintessential beach house artfully blends exemplary lakefront architecture and refined design elements. Spanning over 3,800 square feet, also with five bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, this home highlights plentiful windows and outdoor living areas within all three floors. Alongside unobstructed views of Lake Michigan that pull natural illumination into nearly every room, thoughtful interior design by Benchmark Design Studio bring forth sophisticated design details.
Designed to withstand the lakeshore elements, an exterior consisting of durable fiber cement siding is showcased in a restful shade of gray and accented through natural stone columns. A soaring staircase open to above and below sets the tone for the bathed-in-sunlight main level featuring an open floor plan between the light and airy kitchen with Viking appliances, dining room, living room and beach deck. A harmonious blend of rustic and refined, a warm palette of natural materials and finishes like European white washed oak floors, sliding barn doors, and classic built-ins, create a relaxed space that never loses its polished sense of style. Often considered too special for a weekend home, sophisticated design elements including a mix of quartz and onyx countertops in the kitchen, metallic Thibaut ceiling inset in the dining room, and rustic sliding barn doors , makes this home simply special.