Recent and Featured Beautiful Homes Articles

  • Pint-Sized & Perfect

    A retired New York executive fits his Crystal Lake life into a very small cottage and lives happily ever after.

  • Efficient Beauty in Traverse City

    A California couple brings Up North cottage style to their Traverse City neighborhood and it fits right in.

  • Cottage Again

    For 100 years this Walloon Lake summer place has been a haven for young men coming of age in the Northwoods.

  • Past Presence

    A revamped 1914 Walloon Lake cottage embraces the old but lives like new.

  • Green's Anatomy

    This precedent-setting eco-friendly home is making news Up North. We take you under its skin to find out why.

  • Rebuilt to Last in Traverse City

    A small downtown home big on exquisite detail promises to satisfy anothercentury of homeowners.

  • Holy Cow: A Traverse City Farmhouse

    This five-acre farmstead found new life with a fresh, funky reno.

  • Breaking House Rules in Traverse City

    A Long Lake house designed by Traverse City architect Ken Richmond incorporates Arts & Crafts, cottage and contemporary. The home manages to be creative and styled while melting into the trees.

  • Colonial Revived

    Two New York City designers, Daniel Heighes Wismer and Gregory Dufner, revive a Charlevoix neighborhood Dutch colonial.

  • A Kitchen for Cooks

    This Petoskey kitchen designed by Nancy Blandford is sleek, high-functioning and made for a couple that loves to cook.

  • The Barefoot Victorian

    A Victorian-style cottage in Bay Harbor offers this family the Up North summers they wanted in a neighborhood setting they love.

  • The Healing House In Leelanau County

    Color, simplicity and healing mark Molly Phinny’s new Leelanau County home, just outside of Traverse City.

  • The Symphonic House

    Profile of the Symphonic House –a house on Cathead Bay that takes in nature’s songs, designed by architect David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • Big Lake Beach House

    Two professors build a Lake Michigan cottage to escape their hectic life in the city.

  • Organics and The New Classic

    Harbor Springs architect Fred Ball, designed a not-so-big luxury home featuring organic materials and deep colors that became a new classic.

  • Boyne City Neighborhood Bungalow

    Home profile of a cottage with bungelow lines located in a Boyne City neighborhood, designed by Jodi Alger Lyons.

  • A Cottage Full of Color

    A look inside the restored 1904 Harbor Springs home of lumber baron E.G. Carey, now a colorful vacation home.

  • Living in The Michigonian

    Renovation of an old stone house on Torch Lake.

  • A New Style for the North

    Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine’s art director, Diane Kolak, designed a new style for the North, a rustic modern home in Traverse City featuring the soothing views and colors of nature with cutting edge style.

  • Norwegian Folk

    A guesthouse in Lake City is designed to look like a stabbur, a traditional Norwegian outbuilding, and is filled with Norwegian folk art, including touches by Tove Ness who specializes in the traditional folk art of rosemaling.