This home by Brian and Erica Mohr of Calybr Homes was built for Calbyr project manager Matt Barr and his wife, Rhiannon. The couple wanted a home that combined rustic sensibilities with clean lines. See it on the Traverse Area Northern Home & Cottage Tour Oct. 13.

5421 Lone Beech Dr., Traverse City

Calybr Homes, 231.342.4455

The main floor spells out the theme with a rustic fireplace faced in rugged quarried stone, barnwood walls flanking the fireplace and a barnwood tray ceiling. The barnwood is whitewashed for a lighter, more modern look. The floors are oak with a warm, natural-weathered finish. The couple transformed an antique black-metal former post office station into a cubby-filled desk for a truly unique and very functional accent piece.

A deck off the living area is open on one side and screened on the other—a space that revolves around an outdoor fireplace that matches the indoor fireplace. The master suite, which offers access to the big deck, is an understatedly dramatic medley of black, gray and white tones. A luxurious soaking tub is paired with a custom-shower outfitted with a heated mirror to eliminate fogging—perfect for shaving in the shower.

A fabulous lower-level wet bar and adjacent exercise room round out this shining example of everything a family home can be.

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Photo(s) by Eric Daigh