The 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour takes place on Saturday, September 19 from 10 am to 5 pm. The tour treats tourgoers to 12 homes, each chosen for their distinctive style and/or innovative lifestyle concept. Proceeds raised during the home tour will benefit Northern Michigan non-profit, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Save by purchasing tickets to the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at

The twelfth and final stop on the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour is close to Traverse City in Williamsburg at 9268 Skegemog Point Road.


Photo: Siri Salonen

Lynn Didier and her husband, John Karwoski, have a beautiful new home on Lake Skegemog. Lynn also has two talented grandchildren, one of whom, Nikita Hausz, at age 13 last year, made two videos for the couple. The first, Our Dream Home perfectly captures the angst and suspense every homebuilder feels during construction.

The second, Bon Maison, is a montage of the finished home. This one, set to soft classical music, moves through the following images and more: the cathedral-ceiling-high decorated tree the family put up for their first Christmas in the home last year; the stone fireplace lit with a roaring fire; the six-sided prep island topped with glowing Golden Beach granite that echoes the nearby three-sided bar counter; the buttery yellow French Provincial custom cabinetry—complete with a built-in hutch; the outdoor fireplace, the cascading staircase with custom wrought iron; the oversized catwalk that is roomy enough for a sofa to lounge on while you take in views of Lake Skegemog; the luxurious master bedroom with its two-tiered tray ceiling; the whirlpool bath that feels as though it’s set in a treehouse…

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Photo(s) by Siri Salonen