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A very unique project on Lake Charlevoix that is a summer destination for a family from the southern U.S.

This was a design collaboration with the owners, their architect from home and myself. The theme for this cottage was taken from the movie Message-in-a-Bottle, where they took a cottage and modified it to appear old for the movie set. We built a new cottage to look old by using only wood for the interior. Paneling for the partitions was installed on one side only and horizontally. Hardwood flooring was installed early in the construction and became distressed by leaving it unprotected and completing construction on top of it. A very dark stain completed the look. One other notable difference was the use of "butt" joints for all woodwork instead of mitred joints. We incorporated some playfull features, such as; the covered porches of the upstairs bedrooms that have a rubber membrane, complete with drainage system, underneath wood-slat floor panels.

Also, view the floor plans included below.



Scott Parker Design and Construction  ~ 10527 Old 31 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720 ~ 231.838.6016

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