In an area where land value heavily outweighs appreciation of the past, Re-invent chose to breath life into a post and beam mid-century modern home destined to be razed.
This tightly formatted 4-bedroom lake home sits on a relatively flat lot on the north side of the lake. Sitting just above water level, an all glass south façade provided unforgettable summers and extremely problematic winters.
With a high-water table, a slab on grade floor, outdated single pane picture frame windows, and strong Michigan winters, the underutilized floor plan no longer worked for today’s lifestyle and turned into a summer retreat.
Utilizing the help of Wieland Sliding Doors and Anderson 400 series windows, a complete renovation and addition provided full year functionality while preserving the aesthetic and tradition of the mid-century home.
A 1,149 sf addition to the footprint allowed an enlarged full master suite, relocation of bedroom 2 into existing garage space, a revamped entertaining kitchen and butler kitchen, and a new 3 stall garage. All ceilings remained exposed by creating a new raised floor, with crawl space, to resolve water table issues and allow a new in floor HVAC system.