Neahtawanta Point Home
Traverse City, MI

The Neahtawanta Point home was designed for a couple who lived in the Cincinnati area and wanted to rebuild their existing two room “glass box” cottage.  The couple was nearing retirement and was interested in moving up north permanently.  They owned two waterfront lots with small one story post and beam structures.  We were asked to first design a large storage garage and secondly to design the main house.  The smaller existing cottage underwent a small exterior renovation to match the style of the new home and act as a guest cottage.  The design program required that all bedrooms have a view of the water and that a second sleeping loft act as a three season space with lake views.  The final design incorporates a long, thin footprint with an open interior floor plan to give every space views of the water directly through adjoining areas.  The homeowner’s were very involved with interior material choices and use of many of their vintage seaside artifacts.  The home includes an attached garage with a bonus room above with access from both the garage and the second floor of the home.