Vacation Homes

Rickarby Camp, Maine
Located on an island off of Portland, Maine with no cars, the pieces of this post and beam home had to be ferried over and put together on site in a limited time.
“simple lines” — treesimple
Kasal, Michiana
Located across the street from Lake Michigan on a steep hill, local codes dictated the massing of this compound. To preserve views of the lake from the backyard and to reduce the scale of the home, the garage and guest quarters were separated from the main structure.
“Shed roof” — davidhenderson73
Camp Cherokee, Indiana
Tree removal and creek restrictions helped nestle this home into the site. The exterior design takes cues from the log sided homes in the area. The garage/barn is connected to the main house with a board and batten covered bridge painted bright red.
“could some stay white?” — klinznelson
Bradley Beach Two Family, Jersey Shore
The existing duplex's 1960 exterior did not live up to its location across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. The new design treats the 2 units as a single home with a large front porch, shingle siding, chinese railing and widow's walk that is more in character with the great beach homes of the Jersey Shore. Exterior materials were chosen to hold up to the ocean air.
“Railing” — crisburns
Williams Court Cottages, Union Pier
This is one of the two cottages built on adjacent lots a few blocks from Lake Michigan. The architecture recalls the simple camps in the area with low roof lines, log and board and batten. The large screen porch overlooks the swimming pool.
“Cabin” — sdivito
Wildwood Camp, Michigan
Tucked in behind a Lake Michigan dune, a new pool and pool house dictated updating the existing 1970's style of the main house. Contrasting light and dark masses unite the two structures as well as an expanded deck/bridge, landscaping to preserve the dune and new drive court.
“Cute mother-in-law suite” — zetah2127
Wildwood Camp Pool House, Michigan
Dune preservation restricted the foot print of the new pool and pool house. The stair structure cantilevers over the dune to pick up some more space. Contrasting colors/materials add a grandness to the small structure.
Frydll Grand Beach, Michigan
Considered an unbuildable site, the small home makes the most of its location on a Lake Michigan bluff. Twin peaks bookend a 2 story living room.
“LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!” — Stephanie Brown
Bussell Lodge, Montezuma, CO
Designed for two brothers, the simplicity of the barn shape allowed for easy construction in a short building season (lots of snow). A few miles up the road from the Keystone ski resort, the home backs up the beginning of the Snake River.
Hamburger House, Grand Beach, MI
A 1950's ranch home was transformed to an elegant beach house. The blue and white checkerboard tiled fireplace wall is the highlight of the new great room (unless you look out the french doors to Lake Michigan).
“square pattern” — joannparks
Lakeside Think Tank, Michigan
An abandoned artist studio overlooking Lake Michigan was transformed into a guest house/corporate retreat. The objective was to express the simplicity of the existing structure and the purity of the materials. The original post and beam structure, wood floors and fireplace wall were integrated with sustainable building materials and methods for this “green” renovation. Illino...More
“Stone patio” — green8279
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