Three-season rooms, also known as sunrooms, take summer from three months to nine months. Northern Michigan builders and architects share four beautiful takes on this classic Up North space.

Featured in the October 2020 issue of Northern Home & Cottage. Read the magazine, free.

Photo by Katy

Rustic Beauty

Architect: Joesph Mosey Architecture
Builder: Render Construction
Photo: Photos by Katy

Exterior siding on the inside wall, a knotty pine ceiling and, of course, a pair of canoe paddles make this three-season room feel like it was once the family cabin before the rest of the home was built.

Photo by Tricia Adams & Kaity Bruinsma

Bask in Year-Round Light

Designer/Builder: Bay Area Contracting
Photo: Tricia Adams and Kaity Bruinsma

True, you will probably have to close off your three-season room during the winter, but glass doors can keep out the cold and still let the light in.

Photo by Speckman Photography

Cozy Fireplace

Architect: Bluebird Day Architecture
Photo: Speckman Photography

Three walls and a fireplace keep this room cozy long after the porch furniture has been put away.

Photo by Beth Singer

Classic Cottage

Designer/Builder: Cottage Company
Photo: Beth Singer

These homeowners closed in one of two porches on their property to create this gracious three-season room. Floor-to-ceiling classic cottage mullioned windows let in the light and give it an enchanted feeling.

Find this and more articles celebrating Northern Michigan homes and cottages in the free, digital issue of October/November 2020 issue of Northern Home & Cottage below; or get the printed NHC for free, six times a year when you subscribe toTraverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, delivered to your door each month.

Photo(s) by Beth Singer