In deep winter in Northern Michigan, the garage is (arguably) the most important room in your house. Why not give it the style cred it is due? Check out three Northern Michigan homes with stunning garages to help inspire your next upgrade.

Carriage House Style

Location | Walloon Lake
Architect | N.J. White Associates
Contractor | Scott Kennard, Wentworth Builders
Specs | Glenmore Carriage House in mahogany by Holmes and Holmes

The garage doors were chosen to align with the main house front door (also mahogany). The mahogany provides a warmth of detail that differentiates the garage door as an important element, a door, a passageway. –Scott Kennard

Red garage door

Photo by Flight Path Creative

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Village Green Garage

Location | Leland
Architect | J. Visser Design
Contractor | J. Peterson Homes
Specs | Clopay insulated door with PVC overlay from Overhead Door Company

Garage doors are often a large part of a home’s curb appeal. We like to help clients select doors that complement the architecture of the home. Additionally, garage doors can take a beating from the weather so we always recommend doors with materials and finishes that hold up to Northern Michigan’s four seasons. –Joel Peterson

Green garage door

Photo by Beth Singer

Rustic Garage on the River

Location | AuSable River, Grayling
Architect | Joseph Mosey Architecture
Contractor | Render Construction
Specs | Custom built by Render Construction

The door is carefully designed to work with the style of the home. For this AuSable River cottage, it was appropriate to have a traditional door with ‘V’ groove center panels and hardware to reference a carriage house-style door—as the garage is designed to look like a detached carriage house that was connected to the house with a breezeway. The glass lites in the door were also carefully considered to make sure they referenced the design, detailing and proportions of the main house windows. –Joseph Mosey

Garage Door inspiration on the water

Photo by Beth Singer

Photo(s) by Beth Singer