Homes on the Water Magazine | Lakeside Manor

Judicious planning and a welcoming design help this new kid on the block feel rooted in its history-rich neighborhood.

Sauntering through this neighborhood of vintage cottages and mature trees, you’d never guess that this venerable yellow-and-white home perched on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan was only four years old. The locally quarried stone walls, the gently tapering columns, the six-over-one sliding sash windows, and several massive, shady oaks all attest to the late-19th-century charm, but step inside, and you realize that this traditional lake home is full of modern twists.

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