Old Mission 02
Traverse City, MI

The owners of this original 1950’s brick ranch style home approached Cornwell Architects with the challenge of adding space for their three young children and transforming their home into a contemporary home with clean simple lines.

The design solution added only 360 square feet to the original 1800 square foot footprint and a modest 920 square foot second floor.  The existing homes fireplace and stone cladding were retained during a complete re-construction.  The material choices reflect the owners desire to have a bright, clean open interior and a modern “Northern Michigan” feel on the outside.  Large panels of different size glass provide a visual connection to the home’s lakeside relaxation and recreation area.  The simplicity of the structure, organization of the interior space and proportions of the “stepping” roof lines, all help create a design that successfully responds to the owner’s original challenge.