Situated on the shores of the picturesque lake in northwestern Michigan where Ernest Hemingway frequently spent his summers, the 3,800-square-foot Walloon Lake House turned from a small 1960’s home into the perfect family house on the water. Honoring the original structure during renovation, DUDZIK Studios used swan douglas fir, helping to connect the new home with the landscape.

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The lot the home sits on slopes towards the lake making it all about the view of the blue water the lake is known for. Inside and out, wood and stone are key components helping to tie it to the natural surroundings of the landscape.

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The interior spaces were rearranged, combined, and expanded to make it work for modern times.

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Douglas fir was used on the ceilings and walls giving it the cottage feel of the original house, as well as bringing a little bit of the outdoors in.

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Large expanses of glass provide a seamless view of the lake and the landscape while providing ample light for the interior.

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DUDZIK Studios pulled double-duty on this job by handling the interior design of the project as well. They even designed some of the furniture, like the desk in the office.

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Love the copper pendents in the stairwell!

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Photos courtesy of DUDZIK Studios.