Welcome to the Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour!
Pop the popcorn and put on your cozy clothes—it’s time for an in-depth virtual look inside eight of the North’s coolest homes.
The Northern Home and Cottage 2020 Virtual Tour features contractors, designers and homeowners walking you through eight unique and outstanding homes in Northern Michigan. One by one, they share the thoughts behind each home’s features, point out the details that make each home stand out and reflect upon capturing the dreams of the homeowners.
Thank you so much for supporting this year’s tour! As always, knowing that the ticket cost from the tour goes to Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan, these homeowners have opened their homes to help a child. Your donation will help children and families that are struggling in Northern Michigan. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Managing Editor of Northern Home & Cottage
Select a Home to Begin Your Tour!
A Soft English Accent
Trillium Shore Custom Homes
This brand-new home embodies a European aesthetic.
Scott Norris Construction
Western red cedar, maple and white pine blend naturally in this new home tucked into the woods on Cedar Lake.
Old Mission Peninsula
Interior Design: Paige Lee Interiors // Builder: Paul Maurer General Contracting
A 1990s home on Old Mission Peninsula gets a makeover that breathes new life into the house, which was born with good bones.
Prairie Style and Green
Question: Can a stunning, light-filled home also be environmentally friendly and super healthy to live in? Answer: The Dahlstrom home on Long Lake.
Up North Cottage Update
Shiplap as the new beadboard shines in this relaxed but sophisticated renovation of a 1990s cottage on the Leelanau Peninsula.
Home Sweet Hygge
G. Mott Builders
A young couple finds happiness (and some unexpected luxuries) in a kicked-up modern version of a kit home.
New Urban Cottage
Old-fashioned small-town living combines with modern amenities in this dream home on Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs.
The New Chalet
Ayers Contracting LLC
This fresh take on a classic, cottage style is a head-turner. Deep blue shiplap exterior siding with black windows? Oh, yay!
A Huge Thank You to Our Partners!
We are so grateful for our Presenting Partner, Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings. Long time supporters of Child & Family Services, this tour would truly not have been possible without their support.
Thank you to our Official Videographer, Eagle Eye Video Productions & Drone Service. The support and expertise of the team at Eagle Eye brought our first-ever virtual tour to life.
Thank you so much for supporting Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan through the 2020 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour! We are sincerely grateful for our community that joins together to help those in need, especially in times like these when circumstances are more difficult. Your continued support as we pivot in the ways we share Northern Michigan with you is truly appreciated.