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Progression of a Michigan Lakeside Cabin

View Elevation of HomeAs a Michigan native with a lifelong career in the automotive industry, Steve and his family’s roots were firmly planted in the state. Loving the recreational opportunities Michigan offered, for years they retained a small cottage and land near Dead River Basin on the Upper Peninsula. After several years, Steve decided it was time to build a newer, rustic cabin retreat that was better equipped for their family’s changing needs. Thus, his search began for the perfect company to fulfill these needs.

Having a keen eye and attention to detail, Steve immediately liked how PrecisionCraft’s Total Home Solution® offered him a flexible, yet structured design and construction process. After browsing through the vast floor plan gallery and discovering the Wood River concept, he knew he had found the company that could offer him all he needed for his particular project.

Utilizing the Wood River design as an inspiration for his own home, Steve began working with Tim, his M.T.N Design designer, to create a layout that worked with his budget, style, and needs. Tim’s design was primarily driven by the activities Steve’s family enjoyed on their lakefront property.  For example, an outdoor shower was included to the layout so that the family could rinse off after playing on the lake, and the great room was designed and oriented to appreciate the property’s waterfront views. Steve also had him expand the original design to include an unfinished walkout basement and a loft, and included more bedroom space.Timber Frame Home

Once Steve’s design was complete, he had the original cottage torn down and worked with his project manager through PrecisionCraft’s Builder Bid Administration process to find and secure a builder for the next phase of his project. Now, after several months of construction, Steve’s home exterior is being stained and sided, and work on the interior is in full swing. Steve and his family hope to have their rustic cabin retreat completed in time to enjoy the upcoming summer months.


Stay tuned for final photos of Steve’s lakeside cabin, coming to Facebook this summer.