Gull Lake, Mich.
Architect/Designer | Visbeen Architects
Builder | DeVries & Onderlinde Builders, Inc.
Interior Designer | Vision Interiors
Photographer | Ashley Avila Photography
The intent of this design was to create a right-sized cottage that incorporates a number of features that would normally be restricted to a larger home. Optimizing storage space was essential, as a lower level was not an option. A story-and-a-half gable runs the length of the home, enveloping the majority of the interior spaces. To the rear, a pair of gables flanks a covered dining area that connects to a porch outfitted with retractable screens.
Inside, a linear foyer connects the front door to the rest of the home. Further back, a centrally placed kitchen is connected to all of the other main-level entertaining spaces through cased openings. A private study is situated between the home’s master suite and living room. The master suite incorporate several closets, built-ins, and a master bath with views of the lake. Upstairs are the bunkroom, guest room, and exercise space.