Sunset View - Cottage With Room To GrowTransitional Kids, Grand Rapids

Packed with cottage attributes, Sunset View features an open floor plan without sacrificing intimate spaces. Detailed design elements and updated amenities add both warmth and character to this multi-seasonal, multi-level Shingle-style-inspired home.

Columns, beams, half-walls and built-ins throughout add a sense of Old World craftsmanship. Opening to the kitchen and a double-sided fireplace, the dining room features a lounge area and a curved booth that seats up to eight at a time. When space is needed for a larger crowd, furniture in the sitting area can be traded for an expanded table and more chairs. On the other side of the fireplace, expansive lake views are the highlight of the hearth room, which features drop down steps for even more beautiful vistas.

An unusual stair tower connects the home’s five levels. While spacious, each room was designed for maximum living in minimum space. In the lower level, a guest suite adds additional accommodations for friends or family. On the first level, a home office/study near the main living areas keeps family members close but also allows for privacy.

The second floor features a spacious master suite, a children’s suite and a whimsical playroom area. Two bedrooms open to a shared bath. Vanities on either side can be closed off by a pocket door, which allows for privacy as the child grows. A third bedroom includes a built-in bed and walk-in closet. A second-floor den can be used as a master suite retreat or an upstairs family room.

The rear entrance features abundant closets, a laundry room, home management area, lockers and a full bath. The easily accessible entrance allows people to come in from the lake without making a mess in the rest of the home. Because this three-garage lakefront home has no basement, a recreation room has been added into the attic level, which could also function as an additional guest room.

Inspiration for a large transitional carpeted kids' bedroom remodel in Grand Rapids with beige walls —  Houzz
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lucygoosy wrote:Apr 1, 2012
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    the half door opens the opposite way to the full door.
    the hinges are on the other side of the frame

    Here is a link to an image of an "old" half door which opens outwards... you can see the position of the hinges..

    These half doors were used to keep the animals out of the cottages... I guess these days they are used more often to keep kids in.
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    ....and if you want the half door to open out flat against the wall of the building then use "parliament hinges"
Valerie Hawkins wrote:Jan 12, 2017
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    Visbeen Architects

    Thank you for your interest in our Sunset View home design. The door pictured was a custom door for the home owners that was created for this home. We do not provide door kits, however you may be able to find them online or if you talk with your builder they can help you create a dutch door.

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    Simpson Door Company

    Simpson Door manufactures dutch doors as a standard option, any shape, size, or design.

crochester66 wrote:May 20, 2017
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    Visbeen Architects

    Unfortunately this is the only image we have of this space. We apologize for the inconvenience.

aloha707 wrote:Nov 20, 2013
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    Insignia Homes
    That was custom made by our interior carpenters.
Trista Simmons wrote:Nov 11, 2012
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    Visbeen Architects
    This is a five-panel door custom made into a dutch door by the builder on this project.
pnmcatee wrote:Sep 25, 2012
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    Visbeen Architects
    Those stripes are not paint, they are part of a wallpaper by Osborne & Little.
hnielsen wrote:May 17, 2012
jands127 wrote:Jan 18, 2012
mwb430 wrote:Jun 22, 2016
    Cindy wrote:Jun 15, 2015

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Cozy Elegance by the LakeJan 16, 2012

      The master suite and the children's suite are located on the second floor. The girl's room are joined together with Dutch doors, which allows them to share the space and have privacy when needed.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      Jane G added this to Doors, OtherMay 21, 2019

      See comments....made into a Dutch door on site

      debbie_stolle added this to charming cottageApr 23, 2019

      this makes this a perfect extra space for guests while not taking up space and allowing the room to be used for other things

      Jill Fogarty added this to Upstairs Rooms & BathsMar 19, 2019

      dutch doors to upstairs bedrooms? lockable from sisters, but also open.

      Joanna Matherly added this to King’s chapelJan 29, 2019

      I like the Dutch door for a nursery

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