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2020 Award Winners


Single-Family Production/Spec

Detached Home up to 2,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


Bayou Low Country


Saugatuck, Michigan

Architect/Designer | 42 North - Architecture + Design

Builder | Cnossen Construction

Interior Designer | Whit and Willow

Photographer | Ashley Avila Photography

The Bayou Low Country includes many custom features while adhering to a restricted budget. Although Craftsman in style, the Scandinavian look of this home is apparent in its simplistic beauty and functional floor plan. The covered and screened porches, two-way indoor/outdoor shared fireplace, master bedroom suite, and backyard fire pit maximize the usable living space with flair. Dark windows and siding contrast with light trim to create a modern feel; natural, rough-saw cedar pillars lend a warm feeling to the home.

The cozy living room shares a two-way, see-through fireplace with the screened porch. In the kitchen, rustic open shelving adorns the wall, while a raised dishwasher provides ease of loading. Custom built-ins elevate the functionality of the laundry room.The primary bedroom suite has easy access to the deck and screened porch just outside the door. His and hers closets tucked between the bedroom and bath, as well as dual vanities and a lively combination of tile on the doorless shower, demonstrate some of the custom features of this budget-conscious home.

From the Judges
Judges noted the distribution of windows that captures great natural light.

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