A picturesque backdrop that is enriched by Lake Michigan and a tranquil setting that allows the modern residence in the foreground to steal the show – this in Leelanau County Michigan has plenty going for it! Designed by Desai Chia Architecture in collaborating with this dramatic contemporary residence instantly grabs your attention with the 20-foot-long cantilevered upper level and a charred wood exterior that dubbed ‘shou sugi ban’.
With large glass doors and a roof that folds up to the north there is no shortage of natural light inside the new house. This abundant illumination filters into the existing part of the house and transforms the bedrooms as well. A light-filled and elegant addition that seamlessly combines the old and the new!
Memories and nostalgia often play a key role in home design and often homeowners want to replicate a feature of their childhood home or create a residence that takes them closer to their rustic roots.
The new cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband.
It is the lowest level that contains the guest space along with the home gym and along with additional guest spaces. The top level is the private zone with the master bedroom along with the home office and study which is a masterpiece in itself.