Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • 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.

  • Pulled Together: Cook Out

    Food just tastes better outside.

  • Northern Style

    Summer’s buzzing with black and yellow style

  • Simple Pleasures: Postcards for Your Guests

    A nostalgic touch in a digital world.

  • The Green Nursery

    Breathe Easy Baby

  • Resources: Green's Anatomy

    Green’s AnatomyBuilder Adam Bearup, Hybrid Homes, Norton Shores., 231-750-4647 Designer Eric A. Hughes, Image Design, East Grand Rapids., 616-947-0088 Green Home Ratings Leadership in Energy […]

  • Resources: Rebuilt to Last in Traverse City

    Rebuilt to LastBuilder/General Contractor Paul Griggs, P. Griggs Construction, 231-935-1501, ArchitectMark Humitz, Cornwell-Callahan Architects, Traverse City, 231-946-7711 In-Floor Hydronic Heat in Addition/Office Larry Lepine, Radiant North, […]

  • 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.

  • Northern Style: Fresh for Spring

    Fresh for spring? Punchy patterns, retro style and evergreen hues of grass and sky.

  • Rebuilt to Last in Traverse City

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

  • Q&A: Nancy Kotting, Barn Guardian

    Nancy Kotting is out to preserve Leelanau County’s historic barns, turning them into homes, wineries and events spaces.

  • The Green Metal Roof

    American Metal Roofs are earth-friendly–no matter what color you choose.

  • Build Your Cottage in a Day

    These small cottages go up fast. Bonus: they’re energy efficient too.

  • Easy, Smart Trickle Irrigation

    Grow healthier plants,
    reduce your water use
    and work less. Honest!

  • Holy Cow: A Traverse City Farmhouse

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

  • Vegetable Bouquet

    Sometimes veggies are just too pretty to eat.

  • Keep the Green in Your Landscaping

    Sandy Naples of Pine Hill Nursery shares tips for healthy, sustainable landscaping.

  • 'Tis the Home and Garden Season

    Mark these events on your calendar.