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When the owners of this property asked us to help them make their dream lakeshore home a reality, we knew it was a challenge we couldn’t pass up. The existing home was past its prime and didn’t take advantage of the unique property with dynamic views. As new empty nesters, the homeowners wanted their home to accommodate their adult children and their future growing families. Our goal was for the new home to feel bright, open and welcoming, so we combined a modern farmhouse exterior with a California-clean interior to deliver this new idyllic lakeshore retreat.

With beautiful Lake Michigan as the backdrop of this property, we knew we had to make lake views a priority. By opening up the entire back and side of the home with black clad windows, the homeowners have a view of the lake from nearly every room in their home.

Design Aesthetic

To accomplish the California-clean interior aesthetic, Lakeside Development teamed up with Amy Carman Design. By intentionally keeping the finishes simple – white walls, black windows, simple hardware – the focus can be on the gorgeous, ever-changing colors of Lake Michigan. The sleek black and white color palette across the entire home allows the bold tile, colorful artwork and elegant accessories to stand out in each space. Whitewashed floors throughout pull the whole look together with a relaxed, “get comfortable” vibe. The home also featured board and batten, minimal wood mouldings, metal stair balustrades, and waterfall edges on the kitchen island.

The end result is a crisp, modern farmhouse with stunning lake views that will accommodate this growing family for years to come.


This project was completed in collaboration with Amy Carman Design.

Photo credit: Ryan Hainey

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