We are thrilled to have one of our latest projects featured as a cover story of Luxe Interiors + Design. Retired Chicago owners of a New Buffalo weekend house situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan decided to demolish the vacation home they’ve owned for more than 20 years and build anew.

Photograph by Steve Hall/Hall+Merrick

Photograph by Steve Hall/Hall+Merrick

Photograph by Steve Hall/Hall+Merrick

The architecture of the cedar-shingle home (by Kathryn Quinn) is a little more relaxed—a word that describes the property upon sight. Native trees screen the neighbors, while the evergreens that flank the entrance to the motor court act “like two arms welcoming you,” Doug Hoerr describes. Lining the front of the house, a brick knee wall defines an outdoor foyer landscaped with perennials, flowering trees and naturalistic shrubs. “We created a sense of place the minute you enter the driveway,” Hoerr says. “It’s more personal and intimate than most front yards.”

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