Sunset View - Cottage With Room To GrowTransitional Laundry Room, 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 l-shaped slate floor utility room remodel in Grand Rapids with a drop-in sink, a side-by-side washer/dryer and gray cabinets —  Houzz
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Maria Barone wrote:Feb 28, 2013
  • robynalexander
    Where can I purchase the brackets with the holes for the wrapping paper poles?
  • Heather Andrew
    do you know the color of the cabinets?
jeannieyu wrote:Jan 4, 2012
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    Visbeen Architects
    We unfortunately don't have the final records for items like those knobs and can't assure that original specs were followed.
  • amiris12000
    You probably can just purchase wooden knobs and paint them orange. Just a suggestion.
Derri Smith wrote:Nov 13, 2011
hollybw wrote:Feb 16, 2012
kathyspointofhue wrote:Jan 18, 2012
Heather McCormick wrote:Jan 10, 2012
  • Becky Harris
    I believe that the wallpaper is by New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg and is titled "Aviary."
joanneb wrote:Aug 23, 2011
  • rbthat
    I to hate when the dryer has to stick out any further then it has to. I just got a plastic box that gets recessed into the wall so the vent can funnel through this box directly behind the vent, It's a great invention. I haven't installed it yet but I will soon and take pictures along the way.
jloree wrote:Jan 15, 2012

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Kristy Woodson Harvey and Beth Woodson added this to Gift Stations Have Style Wrapped UpMar 10, 2012

    If you have some room for wrapping but can't commit to storing bags and paper for any occasion, get selective. Keep several rolls of natural kraft paper and a few rolls of shiny white, add the right bow for the occasion, and you're good to go. Natural kraft paper gift bags paired with tissue paper and tied with raffia are a good look for most gifts, simple and streamlined. More:How to Tackle a Rainbow of Ribbons

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

    The laundry room in this home is full of fun, but it's also perfectly designed to suit the family's laundry needs, with counterspace for folding and plenty of shelving, drawers and cabinetry for storage. More:Contemporary Family Retreat on Lake MichiganFamily-Friendly Coastal Style in MichiganArtistic and Peaceful in Ann Arbor

    Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Laundry Rooms of 2011Dec 29, 2011

    8. There are almost too many creative design ideas in this laundry room to list! Houzzers bookmarked this photo for the unique gray cabinetry and orange fixtures, but they also loved the smart storage ideas, the quirky wallpaper, and the open shelving above the countertop.

    Jen L'Italien added this to How to Give Your Laundry a BoostNov 10, 2011

    3. Less is more. Many of us are now using high-efficiency front-loading washer machines. You want to make sure you're using a high-efficiency detergent, or follow the instructions for front-loaders. Contrary to belief, adding more detergent than you need for your machine does not give you cleaner clothes — in fact, the opposite is typically true. The dirt floats away in the suds of the wash. With too many suds, the dirt will not be effectively washed away.

    Lily Gahagan added this to Super-Versatile Storage: Lidded Glass JarsApr 19, 2011

    Fill your lidded jars with clothes pins if you've got a drying rack nearby.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Kerry Smith added this to laundry room colorsJun 21, 2019

    put yellow hardware or black on cabinets

    Susan Loewen added this to OutsideFeb 18, 2019

    Off to one side, like the cabinets above, shelving.

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