Architect: Suzannah Tobin, Architect
The setbacks dictated the shape of this contemporary shoreline home on Grand Traverse Bay. Situated on a point, the large expanses of glass provide a 180-degree view that gives the effect of being on a boat.
This home was built on the site of a previously demolished house. The challenges of the small lot opened up the ability to use unconventional solutions, for instance, a conventional two-car garage would have used up valuable space on the lot. The solution was finished living space on the lower level below the garage. The stairwell is illuminated with light from the crow’s nest.
Sharp angles with clean contemporary lines make the interior a comfortable gallery for displaying artwork. Vertical grain fir, interior and exterior trim, doors, windows and cabinetry give a beautiful rich feel. A recessed hot tub and fire pit are built into the break wall for an unobstructed water’s edge view.