Millwork Monday Series – Stairs that Riser Up

Minnesota Stairs

The Brando Stairs

Greenview Stairs

The Laurel Stairs

Marlowe Stairs

Bridgeman Stairs

Stairway to heaven? We think so. We design stairs that fit the character of the rest of the house and our attention to detail really makes each project come together in the end.

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Feature Friday Series – Porch Perfect

BEFORE
Gregory Residence Before
AFTER
Gregory Residence After
Cold winter days makes us wish for summer. A major addition and renovation captured the original character and gave our clients at the Gregory Residence the sun porch of their dreams. Oversized steps provide ‘bleacher seating’ on those active summer nights.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Pipes with Purpose

Pipes with Purpose

At our Porter Pipe project pipes of all shapes and sizes are the name of the game. They also make the perfect backdrop to their entry way.

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Water Wednesday Series – Dive into Designing

Dive into Designing

Dive into Designing

Dive into Designing

It may be December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Construction is gearing up to start at the MAuN Residence. The owners are flipping for their pool house design and can’t wait to start swimming laps.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Washed Out to Wow

Washed Out to Wow

Washed Out to Wow

Washed Out to Wow

We love a good design challenge. At the Brando our clients’ new home had to work within the footprint of the existing home being torn down. The clients are thrilled with the reimagined design.

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Millwork Monday Series – Window Seat

Window Seat
Wouldn’t this second-floor lounge area with the built-in window seat at the Geothermal Gem be the perfect spot for relaxing? Added bonus, it overlooks the front door so you can keep an eye out for the UPS driver with your holiday packages.

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Flashback Friday Series – Lakefront Retreat

Lakefront Retreat
Situated on a beautiful lakefront site, our Michigan Retreat residence used floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view to the lake. The natural exterior materials seamlessly blend into the surrounding setting.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Old Meets New

Old Meets New

Old Meets New

If it weren’t for the photo taken during construction we don’t think you could tell we completed an addition at our Kenilworth Avenue Residence. We strive to seamlessly blend the old with the new while giving the family some much needed additional space.

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Water Wednesday Series – Dreamy Daybed

Dreamy Daybed

Still recovering from the holiday weekend? The soothing sounds of lake waves will lull you to sleep in the custom built-in daybed at the Marlowe Residence.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – What’s In Your Attic

What's In Your Attic
What's In Your Attic
At our Ashland project we turned what was once a dingy attic into 2 new bedrooms and a full bath by reconfiguring the roof. The extended front porch provides the perfect neighborhood hangout spot. Do you want to turn your attic into livable space?

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Stay Home – Cyber Shop Away

Sailing Through Work

No one would think twice if you stayed home to shop away Cyber Monday if you had a home office like these. Hope you find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.

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Room for More

Marlowe Bunks

Marlowe Bunks

There’s always room for one more at mom’s Thanksgiving table. This custom bunk room at our Marlowe Residence provides plenty of space for everyone in the family over the holiday weekend. Our office will be closed for the weekend, Happy Thanksgiving.

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Wine and Wurlitzer

Indiana Autobarn

Indiana Autobarn

It’s National Juke Box Day and it’s all about the options. Whether it be a pinot or chardonnay it will pair perfectly with the music playing from the Wurlitzer while relaxing in the lounge at our Indiana Auto Barn.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Better with Blue

DESIGN RENDERING
Hill Mechanical
AFTER CONSTRUCTION
Hill Mechanical
BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
Hill Mechanical
This 70’s era office building desperately needed cosmetic and efficiency improvements. In close collaboration with our client’s fabrication facilities, we designed a custom thermally efficient envelope system and created an iconic signal to mark the entry to Hill Mechanical Campus.

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The den at our Minnesota Residence would appeal to both Winston Churchill and James Bond. A wall panel opens to reveal a hidden custom wet bar. The real question: do you like your martini shaken or stirred?

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Feature Friday Series – Stay Connected During the Holidays

Lake Lanier, Georgia_Vaulted Ceiling

Lake Lanier, Georgia_Fireplace

Lake Lanier, Geogia_Living Room

The holidays mean lots of entertaining with friends and family. The great room at our Luminous Lanier Residence is the perfect holiday entertaining space with connections to the dining room and kitchen as well as the screened porch. You can even keep tabs on the party through the glass wall of the 2nd floor office while sneaking in some work.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Georgian Goes Bigger

AFTER CONSTRUCTION
Georgian Goes Bigger
AFTER CONSTRUCTION
Georgian Goes Bigger
BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
Georgian Goes Bigger
BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
Georgian Goes Bigger
The addition at The Monroe provided a busy family with much needed kitchen, breakfast and master bathroom space. The clients couldn’t be happier with how seamlessly it blended with the existing Georgian home.

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National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

MJCO Kitchen
Chores like National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day are a breeze when your kitchen looks like this one we designed for The Blue Lady Residence.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Woof to Wow!

DESIGN RENDERING
Merrick Pet Care
BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
Merrick Pet Care
DURING CONSTRUCTION
Merrick Pet Care
Since Merrick Pet Care makes the “best food ever”, we wanted to make their offices the best ever for the humans that work there. The glass lined perimeter offices and conference room and offices ensure that daylight reaches deep into the space. The custom curved work counter at the window line ensures anyone can pull up a stool and get their daily dose of vitamin D.

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Millwork Monday Series – Place for Platters

Place for Platters
Place for Platters
Place for Platters
Place for Platters
Built-in cabinets in the dining room mean that your entertaining essentials are only an arm’s reach away. Thanksgiving meal planning has us dreaming about serving up dinner from one of these beauties.

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Feature Friday – Cooking Up Renderings

Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Cooking Up Renderings
Construction has started on our Spruced Up Residence. Although our renderings look real our clients can’t wait for the actual construction to be completed so they can get cooking in their brand new kitchen addition.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Rewards of Renovating

Rewards of Renovating
Although we don’t do it for the awards, the recognition sure is nice. The Gregory Residence won a Preservation Award for Renovation Sensitivity back in 2007. We kept the neighborhood charm, but expanded the footprint to work better for the family. Let us design an award-winning space for you.

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Water Wednesday Series – 3 for 3

The Blue Lady Boys' Bathroom
A trough style sink works with the vintage charm of an old Victorian and provides a faucet for everyone so all 3 boys can share the space at The Blue Lady.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Drab to Fab

Drab to Fab
Drab to Fab
Who doesn’t need more room? This addition at the Spencer residence provided much needed space while the terrace and outdoor fire pit complete the outdoor entertaining space. The homeowners couldn’t be happier. Can we help you transform your space from drab to fab?

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Millwork Monday Series – Define Dining

Cortland Dining Room
Cortland Chandelier

We love how the millwork ceiling element at our Cortland Residence defines the dining area while still keeping the desirable open concept floor plan for easy entertaining flow.

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Feature Friday – Fitting In

Fitting In

Fitting In

The sky’s the limit in terms of personality and creativity for city lots. If you can imagine it – We can design it. Let us help you turn 25’ into your dream home.

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Throwback Thursday – Island Oasis

Island Oasis 6

Island Oasis 5

Island Oasis 4

Island Oasis 3

Island Oasis 2

Island Oasis 1

Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, is your kitchen ready for the holiday guests? In honor of Throwback Thursday check out a few of our favorite kitchens we’ve designed over the years. Let us help you find the space in your kitchen to create an oasis in the busiest room in the house.

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Wine Wednesday – Vino and Views

Wine or Water, how about both? This wine cellar is the focal point of the lower level bar in our Ligan residence. The views back over the bar are of the pool and Lake Michigan beyond.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween
Don’t tell anyone, but we think the plans for one of our projects might be haunted. We hope you have a frightfully good time trick or treating and a safe and happy Halloween.

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Transformation Tuesday – Rendering to Reality

Rendering to Reality

Rendering to Reality

Rendering to Reality

Our renderings really allow the clients to envision the space before construction has even begun. Can you tell which image is the rendering and which is the finished construction photo? We’re also excited to announce the new Lalique Oak Street location we’ve designed is finally under construction and the Grand Opening is anticipated for December.

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