This award-winning, four-level cottage bungalow by Visbeen Architects is designed to perch on a steep shoreline, allowing homeowners to get the most out of their space. The main level of the home accommodates gatherings with easy flow between the living room, dining area, kitchen, and outdoor deck. One level down, you'll find a lounge, bedroom suite, and the master suite, complete with a deluxe bedroom and access to a private deck. Finish the lowest level to hold a family room, kitchenette, and beach bath, all opening to an expansive backyard patio. At the top of the nest is the loft area, which provides a bunk room and extra guest bedroom suite. This charming home won First Place in the Model Home category at the 2013 American Residential Design Awards. It also took home a Gold Award at the 2013 Best in American Living Awards in the Detached Home 3001-4000 square feet, Home Built for Sale category.
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Floor Plan - Lower Floor
Floor Plan - Lower Floor
Floor Plan - Main Floor
Floor Plan - Upper Floor
Full Specs & Features
Depth : 59' 8"
Height : 28'
Basement Living: 1263 sq/ft height 10'
Basement Unfinished: 160 sq/ft
First Floor: 1158 sq/ft height 10'
Garage: 572 sq/ft
Second Floor: 543 sq/ft height 10'
SubBasement Living: 653 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Primary Pitch : 8:12
Roof Framing : Truss
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : Shingle/Stone
Framing : Wood - 2x6
Formal Dining Room
Upstairs Master Bedrooms
Kitchenette Wet Bar
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry
Additional Room Features
Den Office Study Computer
Family Room Keeping Room
Great Room Living Room
Hobby Rec Room Game Room
Vaulted / Cathedral Ceilings
Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
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Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
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Every square inch of your home matters; every view, every focal point, every time you turn a corner the design matters, every view out a window is important. We do not have a specific style, what is specific about us is that we design a home as well as possible, and we design it with excellence. As principal of Visbeen Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, leads a creative team dedicated to architectural excellence. One of the state's top architectural firms, Visbeen Architects provides architectural planning and interior design services to homeowners and business owners across the nation. The firm focuses on designing and developing master-planned communities and custom residences with more than 1000 designs completed. Inspired by custom details, craftsmanship and the architectural styles of the past—including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor—all are nonetheless designed for modern living, with open spaces, convenient kitchens, and family-friendly floor plans. The firm has been the recipient of many national awards, including the awards for Best Custom Home in the Midwest Region and Best in the South Atlantic Region from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm has been honored with numerous Best in American Living Awards as well as many awards from the American Institute of Building Design.