Scott Norris Construction's featured home in this year's Parade of Homes is a classic Up North lakefront retreat. Likely the first thing you will notice as you approach the home will be the Michigan White Pine hand-hewn timbers supporting the entry porch. As you step into the entry, you face a great room whose ceilings are graced by magnificent aged white pine timber trusses, as you overlook a gorgeous stone patio and views of the lake.
The home is situated on the shores of Lake Leelanau and is designed so that almost all of the rooms in the home embrace the tranquil water views. The home is set up for lots of company, with two guest suites and a bonus room that provides custom built-in overflow sleeping. The home certainly showcases the unparalleled craftsmanship of Scott's team with custom pantry and office cabinets sporting tongue oiled walnut tops, a custom-built Alderwood kitchen island, extensive master closet storage, mudroom cubbies with drawers and paneling featuring benches made from 3" thick live-edge White Pine. Custom beds, bookshelves, and countless other fun nooks and crannies are tucked away to discover and enjoy.
One of the most unique features of the home is the wine cellar just off the great room. It has a rolled white oak whisky barrel ceiling, wine storage racks made from hand hewn timbers and steel, and a bronzed glass entry that lets you see the backlit whiskey bottles from the great room. Scott's team also installed a large white stone patio with gas lit stone pillars and a gas fire pit to ward off the chill of Michigan evenings. A casual stone walkway leads from the patio down to a flagstone firepit area by the beach for roasting marshmallows after dark. Of course, you will want to wash down the treats with a nice glass of Michigan wine. Cheers!