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2017 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 4,501 - 6,000 sq. ft.


Lake Michigan Estate


Grand Haven, Michigan

Architect/Designer | Benchmark Design Studio

Builder | Mike Schaap Builders

Photographer | Ashley Avila

This quintessential beach house artfully blends exemplary lakefront architecture and refined design elements for a relaxed space that never loses its polished sense of style. Carefully designed to honor lakeside living, this spectacular residence captures all the delights of Lake Michigan while also encompassing great places to gather and great places to retreat. It is covered in grand details often considered too special for a weekend home.

From the Judges
Interiors are remarkable; everything integrates; so casual yet so sophisticated; lighting is airy and maintains views throughout the home; “as good as it gets”; not overbearing; love the light and dark contrast; great beach house; great rear elevation.

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