A new 2,700 square feet two level home, with studio loft, was nestled into the bank of the St. Joseph River on a very narrow lot. Large boulders were introduced to help anchor the house and river edge to the site. With admiration of vintage Victorian and Mission style homes, numerous interior and exterior design details were incorporated throughout but with a contemporary flair. Angled gable roof overhangs and extended eyebrows over windows add character yet purpose for controlling heat from the sun. A strategically placed peninsula fireplace serves as a central focus for the main living spaces to share and enjoy. The main attraction to the home is the large trapezoidal bay window projection offering commanding views of the river corridor below. The home is designed to provide river views to all living spaces. All main level interior oak trim and the entrance porch hickory ceiling was recycled and milled from native trees that were cleared during construction.
This new 3,450 square feet two level home is strategically positioned into the side of a steep embankment with commanding panoramic views of beautiful Long Lake from all living spaces. The lakeside exterior design offers a variety of outdoor spaces to enjoy the fresh lake air. The open interior layout, of the main living areas, optimize expansive exterior views and maximize the efficiency and connectivity of space. An abundance of natural light is provided throughout the home with high ceilings and generous amounts of glass carefully placed to capture a full day of sunlight. The Owner's fascination with nautical themed artwork, accessories and memorabilia is displayed throughout the house but most creatively in the four seasons room where the fireplace mantle and coffee table are fashioned from salvaged ship-wreck materials.
This 1,480 square feet lake cottage addition and renovation project included a second story addition to an existing one story cottage with walkout basement. The second story addition included a new Kitchen, TV room, two bedrooms, and a large bathroom. The project also included a complete remodeling of the main floor kitchen and renovated garage.
A new 4,000 square foot, four bedroom home with a finished walkout basement is situated on a very deep site along a bank of the St. Joe River in Elkhart, Indiana. It is designed to maximize the river experience with the majority of the living spaces having river views.
This Master bedroom suite second floor addition includes a large walk-in closet, reading/sitting area with fireplace, master bath with large walk-in shower, private covered balcony, and vaulted ceiling sleeping area. The project also included a new main level wrap-around porch with screened-in hot tub.
After many years of residing in a Cripe designed home, the Owner's returned for a new commission to blend a sun room addition into the existing architecture. An existing enclosed porch area was expanded to include a five sided sun room addition with triangular shaped roof windows. A stone faced fireplace warms the new space. LED strip light fixtures were incorporated into the exposed beams and perimeter trim to indirectly light the ceiling. A new free form stamped concrete patio with brick bench helps to unite the architecture of the new and old.
A new 5,500 square feet one story with walk-out lower level home is proposed to be situated close to a scenic river bank. The river experience is maximized with an assortment of outdoor spaces including an open patio, river edge fire pit area, covered veranda, covered balcony and elevated deck. All of the main living spaces offer panoramic river views.