Drawing inspiration from green-build principles and the five-generation family history of the property, this Old Mission Peninsula home on East Grand Traverse Bay takes advantage of natural features in the landscape to create a secluded, parklike setting.
Updating the sixty-year-old home involved raising part of the roof line, special engineering
to accommodate existing structures and a new roof system, introduction of vaulted ceilings, modification of most of the interior walls, a redesigned stairway, upgrading the attic insulation to R-49 and the walls to R-27 with a permeable-membrane system, and replacement of the old vinyl siding with contemporary manufactured pre-finished wood siding. The addition of a zone heating system and an extensive upgrade of electrical and plumbing systems make the home not just charming, but comfortable.
Utilizing energy-efficient windows and doors, Terhune Construction created grand morning sunrise views with economical operating costs. Modern LED lighting throughout the home complements the natural light and lowers costs.
For the family’s enjoyment, adding functionality to the previously compartmentalized main floor lends a smooth flow to this home. The openness of the reconfigured space, including the kitchen as the main hub, encourages ease to access the surrounding dining room, laundry room, mudroom, newly-added half bath, den and guest wing for hosting large gatherings.
Fresh white cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen accentuate the dark luxury vinyl flooring, enhancing the beauty and durability of the space. The kitchen was ergonomically designed to benefit the owners’ health and ease of use.
The renovation incorporated a fireplace which was built by the current owner’s grandfather and great uncle, but upgraded using a contemporary gas-burning insert.
An open floor plan for entertaining and generational family fun flows onto
the covered veranda and patio overlooking the bay.
This home features a main floor master suite with spectacular lake views as well as a well thought out mudroom and laundry.
The full finished walkout basement features a rec room, full wet bar, exercise room, and full bath.
This beautiful Parade home is a must see for anyone who appreciates maximizing a floor plan to its utmost potential!