Glen Lake Great Lake Story 2017
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Chapter Five | Final Chapter
The Michigan-based specialists showcased here have combined their notable skills, products and services to create this year’s custom Great Lake home, the Beauregard family’s authentic Shingle-style retreat on Glen Lake in Leelanau. Enjoy a 16-page photographic tour of the inviting and inspiring finished project in BLUE’s upcoming Winter Issue 2017, on newsstands in December. To learn more about Great Lake Story, visit mibluemag.com.
Working 20 years with design-build firms creating, managing, pricing and scheduling custom home construction, small boutique Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc. is firmly rooted in the importance of value engineering. Believing that good design begins with the end result in mind, the skilled, seasoned group — voted Best of Houzz Design and Best of Houzz Service in 2017 — also believes in complete collaboration within the project team.
Personally led by principal Joseph Mosey, the firm stays actively involved in a project from its inception to completion, working in partnership with clients, builder and designers to ensure a seamless, cohesive result that’s both beautiful and meaningful (josephmoseyarchitecture.com).
Founded on the strong belief that truly superior homes are built by those whose values are marked by honesty, accountability and a dedication to doing things right the first time, Render Construction, Inc. in Traverse City has forged high standing as a high-quality custom building and remodeling source in northern Michigan, particularly for homes on water.
Exceptional diligence, attention to detail and communication are further stamps of proficient principal owner/builder Eric Render, who provides clients 24/7 access to their project’s progress and docs via private online access and is praised by industry partners for his respectful expert role in the process (renderconstruction.com).
While Birmingham-based Jones-Keena & Co. curates an unrivaled mix of unique art, furniture, antiques and accessories for its showroom customers, the reputable, eclectic design firm guides clients through a personal journey of discovery to create vibrant, functional interiors harmonious with their lifestyle.
A valued, dynamic industry partner, the acclaimed team — founded in 1991 by Lucy Keena Earl and overseen in tandem by lead designers Nicole Withers and Deborah Keena — is known for its meticulous interior architecture, construction documents and building specifications. Custom furniture, space planning, downsizing, wine cellar design, kitchen remodeling and green building are among many other specially-designed services (jones-keena.com).
Established as a Green-driven, biblically-based business in 1985, Old Mission Windows — family-owned and operated in Traverse City — is sought by homeowners, builders and architects alike as the go-to supplier of top-quality options for custom homes in northern Michigan.
Equipped with a seasoned team of window experts and full-service support staff from design to installation, this regional premier dealer of Kolbe, Solaris and Weather Shield products displays over six different window grades in its 6,000-square-foot showroom, along with door and trim packages in varying architectural styles, and expands customer care with useful online tips and two techs who can service nearly any product line (oldmissionwindows.com).
Led by progressive founding principal designer Jeffery Hennig since 1986, Environmental Artists in Leland combines high tech and high insight to refine home sites into exclusive properties that feel simply genuine in design.
Equipped with an innate ability to translate the principles of design in unique, unexpected ways, the world- class firm brings clients full value by collaborating with their project architect and other home-building professionals from the start, shaping visionary conceptual themes, engineered solutions and enduring essence in shared part from ardent on-site study, architectural plans and a 3-D working model of the land made through drone ortho-photography (environmentalartists.com).
From small modern pendants and sleek, simple lamps to stand-out lighting furniture and show-stopping chandeliers, City Lights Detroit houses over 2,000 square feet of signature designer fixtures and provides unique, cost-effective solutions tailored to meet residential and commercial needs.
Launched last March of 2016 in the Troy-based Michigan Design Center, the inviting, inspiring showroom is one of only eight exclusive Visual Comfort & Co. galleries world-wide, featuring distinctive products from prolific design luminaries including E.F. Chapman, Barbara Barry, Thomas O’Brien, Kelly Wearstler, Joseph Nye, Niermann Weeks, Studio VC, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York and AERIN, among notable others (citylightsdetroit.com).
From remodeling to new construction, Signature Kitchens in Petoskey coordinates a fresh approach to kitchen design for architects, builders, tradespeople and individual homeowners alike. Both a science and an art, creating the perfect atmosphere in this pivotal room is the specialty of personable owner Liz Firebaugh, CKD, who has fashioned over 2,000 custom kitchens and earned the industry’s highest national accolade, the Pinnacle of Design Award.
Backed by strong partnerships with all suppliers needed to complete an ideal interior space, Firebaugh’s firm showcases vast cabinetry, tile, stone, granite, fixture and decorative options and guides clients to the best products for their project (signaturekitchensonline.com.)
Find the latest products, design ideas and insightful advice from professional teams at Wittock Supply Kitchen and Bath Designer Showrooms in Traverse City, Birmingham, Gaylord and Shelby Township. The full-line Michigan plumbing and heating supply warehouse is regarded highly for reliably providing top-quality brands at competitive prices including the newest innovations in kitchen and bath cabinetry, fixtures, hot water heating, HVAC and water and well supplies, paired with unparalleled customer care.
Committed to exceeding expectations in all markets, Wittock Supply also offers exceptional systems and services for big commercial clients, from bulk discounts to an outside sales force dedicated to big accounts (wittock.com).
Great Lake Story is a continuing series chronicling enriching stories of waterfront homes and those who design, build and own them. Look for the feature story and photo showcase of Block Arbor by Render Construction in Michigan BLUE’s 2017 Winter issue. To read the entire series, please visit mibluemag.com.