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Suns End Retreat

Tranquility and simplicity are at the core of this family retreat in Harbert Michigan.  Overlooking Lake Michigan, the house is designed for a young family seeking respite from city living and immersion along the quiet beach. The site context strongly influenced the arrangement of the home. Challenged by the pronounced sloping topography and imposing neighboring house to the east, the design entails two shifting volumes that maximize southern exposure, and create a vertical “sun court.”  The house is positioned on the lot so that each room connects to the layers of surrounding landscape, both natural and man-made.

Interior Design: Eleanor DeLeon, ecd design llc
Enspect Engineering: Jim Kirk
General Contractor: Dunes Development
Landscape Architect: Green Mansions
Photography: Steve Hall – Hedrich Blessing