Home Plan Detail

Lake Manor

By: Karen Keating, AIA
TKP Architects


Square Footage

Total living area: 3680'
Basement: 4688'
Main Level:2094'
Upper Level:1586'
Footprint: 74' 6" W x 62' 8" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Upper Floor


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 3
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Study
  • Covered Porch
  • Master Sitting
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Upper Deck
  • Abundant Glazing


The design of this elegant house was based on the traditional Michigan Lake homes with its painted clapboard siding and white trim details at both the exterior and interior. With its richly detailed wraparound covered porch and its graceful curving roof, the home exudes a welcoming feeling to its owners and their guests. The entire house is cloaked in multi–pane windows that add charm to the exterior and amazing views from within. The interior features a vaulted octagon–shaped study and a two–story high family room with an impressive stone fireplace hearth.

As you come off of the covered porch, you enter an entry foyer with a ceiling height of over 18', and views of an open stairwell and an upper balcony straight ahead. To the right, a pair of square columns frame an opening to a formal dining room that has a coffered ceiling and a nook with five angled walls of full–height glazing. Two glazed doors open onto the front covered porch, which further extends the dining space. A sliding door from the dining room leads to the kitchen for easy access.

As you walk down the entry hall, you pass the beautifully detailed staircase and unique built–in bookcases that are incorporated into the living room's finely crafted columns. The optional step down into the living room reveals an intimate room with a pair of French doors that open into an octagon–shaped study/conservatory with windows that wrap around six walls. The ceiling in this unique space vaults from 9'7" to 13'3". As you look around, you feel the warmth of the living room fireplace with its granite and painted trim surround that reaches the vaulted ceiling. Two glazed doors on either side of the living room bring in additional sunlight; one walks out to the front porch and the other opens to the back deck. As you turn right at the end of the entry hall, you pass another glazed door that opens onto the back deck before entering the open family room/kitchen area.

The magnificent family room has a sitting area with five angled walls of windows with additional picture windows above to bring in maximum natural light and views. The ceiling at the sitting area vaults to meet the 18'2" flat ceiling over the rest of the family room. The granite fireplace reaches the ceiling above, and is a work of art in itself. A powder room is conveniently located off of the hallway, close to the family room and kitchen. A circular kitchen island separates the family room from the open kitchen, and provides plenty of space for eating and kitchen prep. The island has a dishwasher and sink, so you can keep an eye on the family room and breakfast nook while doing the dishes. A large and sunny breakfast nook is surrounded by windows and has two glazed doors that walk out to the back. It also features a desk nook that incorporates unique glass cabinets over the desk with windows behind the glass cabinet doors. The exquisite kitchen has a walk–in pantry in one corner, and is designed with plenty of counter space and cabinets that curve their way into a butlerway between the kitchen and dining room.

From the kitchen, a door leads to a laundry/mud room that has a French door to the backyard, a coat closet, and room for a bench. A door from this room leads to a three–car garage.

The second floor balcony looks down to the entry hall on one side and to the family room on the other. A portion of the balcony curves to mimic the circular kitchen island that is located directly below it. The master suite is on the right, where double French doors open to the bedroom and sitting area. The master bedroom is stunningly beautiful and utterly unique. An angled wall between the bed and sitting area features an enclosed three–sided fireplace and an entertainment center. The ceiling is also unique: the sitting area has a flat ceiling, while the bedroom ceiling vaults in three directions. The sitting area is wrapped with windows for natural light and views, and there is a large picture window in the bedroom area as well. As you enter the master bath area (which also has a vaulted ceiling), there is a long mirrored wall above two widely spaced sinks on your right, and the bath area – featuring a large shower with wrap around views and a large soaking tub beneath a wall of windows – is on your left. Two separated doors straight ahead open to either side of a single walk–in closet.

To the left of the stairwell landing, full height windows look out to a private covered deck that is accessed by a French door. A door to the left opens into Bedroom 3, which has a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and its own private full bath. To the right of the stairwell, a hallway leads to Bedroom 2, which has a nook with five angled walls with windows that look out the front. Bedroom 2 – which the original homeowners used as a guest suite – also features a vaulted ceiling, a walk–in closet, and a private full bath.

If you choose to build the basement level, the design has a large, open recreation room, and a beautiful fourth bedroom/guest room. The large and sunny bedroom has five angled walls with windows that mimic the walls of the living room above it. It also has a walk–in closet, a private sink area, and accesses a full bathroom that has a secondary door to the hallway.

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