Michigan Contemporary Architect Designs Orchard Lake Twp. Home

Michigan Contemporary Architect

Located in Orchard Lake Twp.,  Michigan,  this renovation dramatically transformed an existing home on the shores of Cass Lake.

The 10,000 square foot home was completely renovated and restored,  expanding the residence to 18,000 square feet of contemporary luxury,  while only utilizing the foundation and a couple of exterior walls.

The once outdated brick was replaced with smooth limestone block,  natural stone as well as metal material that resembles wood,  all contributing to a warm,  yet modern,  maintenance-free exterior.  A metal roof encloses the home,  providing longevity,  durability and energy efficiency.

The rear facade is covered in wall to wall glass windows,  which bring even more light into the 3 levels.

The interior was updated with decorative textures including lots of steel as well as frameless glass windows that create a seamless transition to the spectacular lake views.

The renovated home sits on 4 acres and boasts 7 bedrooms,  a guest room and a 6 car garage.  A massive 40 ft.  by 8ft.  glass bridge connects the 2 halves of the home’s upper level.  Although the home is a primary residence,  it feels more like a resort with a sound studio,  cigar room,  wine room,  exercise room,  sauna,  spa and other amenities.

The lower level was specifically designed for entertainment,  with outdoor bars and a covered porch enclosed with retractable screens.  Kids will enjoy the sundae bar that resembles an old-fashioned ice cream parlor or corner soda fountain.

Step outside and you will find a patio and pool with unique geometric designs, only adding to the home’s distinct presence on Cass Lake.

Project Details

Location: Cass Lake in Orchard Lake Twp.,  Michigan

Materials: Natural stone,  metal,  glass

Architecture Style: Contemporary,  Modern

Project Credits

Building Company: Custom Homes by Derocher


Architectural Firm : AZD Associates-Architects


Interior Design Firm: Schaerer Architextural Interiors


Contact a Michigan Contemporary Architect

AZD Associates-Architects is an award winning,  full-service architecture and design firm based out of Bloomfield Hills,  Michigan with an extensive portfolio of projects across the country and in Canada and the Caribbean.

To learn more about our modern residential,  contemporary,  traditional or commercial/multi family architectural services,  call Kevin Akey at: 248.540.6009 or visit us on our website at azdarch.com.

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