Charlevoix Residence

Charlevoix, Michigan / United States of America

When we were contacted, the Owner had already started the project with a builder, some rudimentary drawings and a foundation nearing completion. So, in one aspect, the Project was an alteration to an unbuilt project. Located in Charlevoix, Michigan, the wooded, lakefront site had a steep slope to the lake, allowing for a “walk-out” Lower Level. We adjusted their planned, overall massing and completely redesigned the exterior elevations, including new window and door types, exterior finishes and details. We redesigned the floor plans, adding to the footprint, along with development of the interior design. The site development was also part of our scope. As a 2nd home, the design intent was for an open connection to the site from all rooms, an exterior envelope with considerably high R values, easily maintained interior finishes and a central gathering space for casual entertaining.

Architect of Record

Kathryn Quinn
Kathryn Quinn Architects
400 W Erie St
Suite 503
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: 312-337-4977
Fax: 312-337-6792
kquinn@kquinnarch.com

General Contractor

Ron Way
Way Building Contractors
05768 Barnard Road
Charlevoix, Michigan 49720
Phone: 231-547-6592
Fax: 231-547-5984
watstoneycroft@msn.com

Photography

Steve Hall
Kathryn Quinn

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