Located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes in Glen Arbor, this stunning nature-inspired condo is all about the details. From a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors to the thoughtful features of @Home Cabinetry + Interiors, you’re not going to want to miss the fourth stop on this year’s Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour. Take a sneak peek inside with our exclusive, digital MyNorth.com Host’s Highlight below and learn how you can view the full tour featuring 8 of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful homes.

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A driftwood walking stick—propped, ready and waiting on the deck for beach strolls—played a pivotal role in the complete overhaul of this main-floor Homestead condo that served as a longtime family vacation spot for three sisters throughout their childhoods. Home designer Liz Jerore, working with the siblings on the renovation, noticed the walking stick, with its “beautiful range of earthy colors,” became inspired, and spoke with the new homeowners about using it to build a color palette. The hues proved perfect for a truly updated summer place featuring modern minimalist aesthetics.

Jerore, of @Home Cabinetry + Interiors, and her team removed a partition wall, turning the 1,400-square-foot condo into a spacious area ideal for multi-family gatherings. A custom cottonwood-slab dining table, featuring a black steel base and paired with modern low-back chairs, accommodates 12. Other home highlights include natural hickory post-and-beam that defines the dining area and foyer, a corner fireplace— clad in sheets of steel that were powder-coated black—updated kitchen and baths, and luxury vinyl-plank flooring. For these sisters and their families, renovating this cherished place meant honoring the past while carrying forward a legacy for generations to come.

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NHC Home Tours Digital Exclusive: Host’s Highlight

“The wood detail in this Homestead condo was exquisite. From the mantle on the fireplace, which just so happened to be driftwood out of Lake Michigan, to the custom-built dining room table, every detail was beyond well thought out. And the back patio? My goodness was it breathtaking- the perfect spot with stunning views to unwind on a sunny day.” – Erin Lutke

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Photo(s) by Dave Speckman