Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • A Garden State of Mind

    Several ways to bring style to your garden.

  • 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.

  • Built for the Boughs Outside Traverse City

    Architect Marco Silveri treated the trees as tall neighbors when he designed this Spider Lake cottage near Traverse City.

  • A Kitchen for Cooks

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

  • Backyard Project: Maple Syrup

    Easy instructions for how to tap the maple trees in your backyard and make your own maple syrup.

  • The New Northern Michigan Farmhouse

    Cool designs in kitchens that update the farmhouse tradition.

  • Boyne City Neighborhood Bungalow

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

  • Grow a Pizza in Northern Michigan

    How to grow the ingredients for pizza sauce in one pot and then harvest the tomatoes, herbs and onions to make pizza sauce, in Northern Michigan

  • Dock Around the Clock

    A look at everything from furniture to grills that make life on the dock work for the summer.

  • Cabin Life, Chapter Two

    A profile of an almost 100-year-old cabin converted into an updated cottage without losing the original charm and spirit.

  • The Healing House In Leelanau County

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

  • Dressed Up Chairs

    How to dress up dining chairs with large men’s dress shirts.

  • Resources For: Living in the Michigonian

    List of professionals who contributed to a Torch Lake remodel including landscape, interior remodel, stonework, decorating and appliances.

  • 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.

  • Lilies of Her Field

    Profile of Di Rau’s Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm, where every kind of lilly thrives.

  • Resources For: The Symphonic House

    A list of the professionals who worked on the Symphonic House on Cathead Bay, designed by David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • 3 Kitchen Must-Haves

    Three kitchen gadget must-haves.

  • Can These Seeds Be Saved?

    Description of how to test last year’s seeds to see if they are worth planting in the spring.

  • Resources For: Norwegian Folk

    A list of the professionals who contributed to a house featuring Norwegian folk design including a contractor, plumber, painter, cabinet supplier and window supplier.

  • River Revival

    Profile of a renovated house on the banks of the Au Sable River.