Architect: Robert Holdeman, Architect
This beautiful bay front home was designed for the owners as a summer cottage and features angular wings that provide privacy for the master suite and the many welcomed guests. The home was built in a wooded site next to the water and as a result, the beach was separated from the yard using large landscape boulders. The exterior siding is a combination of cedar shakes and Ohio fieldstone and includes a wrap around cedar deck. The large screened in porch, bar and outside fireplace helps to make the summer evenings more pleasurable.
The interior includes antique heart pine floors, board and batten paneling and half log beam ceilings. A large stone fireplace centers the living room, which adds to that “refined” rustic feel. A small masonry and tile fireplace provides a warm corner in the kitchen sitting area and a carved limestone fireplace provides a cozy relaxed mood in the master bedroom. When all of the cousins show up, the bunkroom is the perfect spot for them all to room together and have their own space in which to play.
The owners wanted a home that would be passed down through the family and a home that would have a unique, timeless character. This was accomplished with the use of the custom-built plank interior and exterior doors and wrought iron hardware and the unique features on the interior.