RENOVATION IS COMPLETE! NOW AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2016! The rustic, mid-century modern retreat named "And Then ..." is a design collaboration between architect Michael Karr & company co-founder Chris Petoskey. This marvel of precision , privacy & tranquility was brought to life by a team of craftsman organized by Edgewater Design Group, Hoaglund Landscapes & Walker Construction. Following the design principals of Frank Lloyd Wright the home progresses from less transparent to entirely transparent at the lakeside. Constructed of glass stone, metals and timber, architectural windows frame a natural canvas against an urban rustic, mid-century modern interior design. Rich with wood and stone, "And Then..." features luxurious sleeping quarters for ten to twelve people surrounding a state of the art kitchen along with the game, living, dining and wine rooms. While equipped with every modern convenience including Viking appliances, high speed internet, five 50" 1080p LED smart TV's, Direct TV & more, every effort was made to maintain the charm of a quintessential Northwest Michigan retreat. Eco friendly, bamboo floors, coupled with mid-century furnishings, charred cedar accent walls and original works of art complement the clean lines. One of the hallmarks of "And Then..." is it's attention to the indoors out / outdoors in philosophy. Every window frames a scene and every room has a magnificent view of either Lake Charlevoix or beautiful natural surroundings. Outside the luxuries and comfort continue as the striking landscape leads guests to the pergola where modern yet comfortable seating provides a quiet retreat amid the birch overlooking a gently sloping lawn and the majestic Lake Charlevoix. Known as a boaters paradise Lake Charlevoix not only provides direct access to Lake Michigan & the famed Inland Waterway but you can also sail to any ocean in the world. This unique navigable feature coupled with its natural beauty, quaint towns & crystal clear waters earned Lake Charlevoix a runner up spot to Lake Tahoe by the USA Today and National Geographic as the country's most beautiful lake. The permanent dock at "And Then ..." is capable of handling vessels up to 40' and is the perfect location to watch boats pass through the no wake zone. Guests will also find that we have provided kayaks, canoes, a classic fishing boat and much more to ensure lasting memories on one of the worlds most beautiful lakes. Landscape: Following the design principals of Frank Lloyd Wright, "And Then..." is obscured from the street by a natural landscape and obscured from the parking area by a rustic yet modern fence. The gravel drive leads to a naturalized parking area capable of holding 6 cars comfortably. A linear stone hardscape leads guests to the front door as well as around to the lake side of the house. Extensive landscaping was completed in Spring 2016 providing a pergola covered, outdoor lounge as well as an outdoor dining platform overlooking the lake. Here, guests will find luxe outdoor seating coupled with gas & charcoal grills. Bluestone steps lead guests down the terraced landscape to the dock and into the water. The permanent, deep water dock is capable of handling boats up to 40 feet and is a fantastic place to fish for perch, bass, walleye & other panfish. Foyer: Art is a passion for the founders of The TraceyJordan Colection .... a passion that will immediately become apparent upon entering the home. Original works of art as well as signed, hand embellished giclee's from influential mid century & pop artists immediately come into focus against the backdrop of Lake Charlevoix. Kitchen: The kitchen is the heart of a home and we have found this is no less true on vacation. The Kitchen at "And Then..." is state of the art and aside from it's architectural details features professional Viking appliances, an enormous island and high end silver walnut cabinetry all coordinated / designed by local boutique owner Dawn White of Lake Street Design Studio. The counters are a veined, Oreo cookie colored Cambria Quartz with just the right amount of "bling". This kitchen was made for for the chef who loves to host & for families who enjoy large HOLIDAY GATHERINGS. Also included is professional cookware & cutlery, all flatware, utensils, coffee cups, drinking glasses, salad bowls, cutting boards, baking dishes, storage containers, an assortment of wine glasses and much more. Dining: The open concept concept floor plan allows those in the dining room clear views of the kitchen, great & game rooms as well as Lake Charlevoix. Centered around a rustic but elegant 108" Russian Oak table that dates back over 100 years you can comfortably seat 8 while another six can be seated at the island counter and wine room. Great Room: Centered on the floor to ceiling, asymmetrical, floating stacked stone fireplace guests have views of Lake Charlevoix from both of the custom sofa's. Centered immediately in front of the The fireplace are four comfortable "Papa Bear" chairs with direct views of the lake, game, wine and dining rooms. This comfortable living space also features a unique, Burle coffee table from 1957, soaring cedar ceilings, plus a 70" 1080p LED smart TV, Direct TV & high speed internet. The views from this living area are magestic. Wine & Game Room In an architectural & engineering feat accomplished by Michael Karr, we were able to push forward what used to be a screened in porch into a four season wine and game room with floor to ceiling views of Lake Charlevoix. Flowing seamlessly from the great room, the game and wine room features a custom, full sized pool table, two molded Eames chairs, a mid century couch and a 20ft floating walnut cabinet. Wine storage from STACT provides a modern & artistic twist for storing your favorite wines. Master Bedroom: The founders of The TraceyJordan Collection tasked architect Michael Karr & craftsman Scott Walker with creating a lakeside master suite that smartly utilized the available space to create a serene, spa like retreat. We think they over achieved. The master bathroom features a huge seamless glass shower with frosted windows. The river rock shower floor massages your feet as you enjoy the provided Tommy Bahama, spa toiletries. In true Frank Lloyd Wright style, Michael Karr smartly utilized the space, allowing for a dual sink, floating silver walnut vanities topped with Cambria Quartz. This is the most talked about bathroom in the home. The sleeping area of the master suite is elegantly furnished with a king sized upholstered bed, rustic mid century furnishings, & original works of art. To achieve huge lake views from the master bedroom, company founder & Michael Karr, installed large interior windows that look through the wine room, through the floor to ceiling windows and down to the lake. For privacy, modern blackout shades can be drawn. Comfort & a peaceful night sleep is essentially guaranteed by the 1000 thread count linens, designer pillows, a plush down comforter all accompanying the Posturepedic Hybrid Elite Plush Mattress. For those who require a little entertainment prior to falling asleep, the master suite is also equipped with a 50" 1080p LED smart TV, Direct TV & high speed internet. The suite also features a generous sized, custom walk in closet. The West Wing: The west end of the property is home to our favorite bedrooms in the house along with the laundry room and full bathroom. Guest Bedroom 1: Just to your right upon entering they west end of the house is the largest bedroom on this side of the property. This is a sophisticated, well equipped, private, mid century retreat featuring an upholstered bed, beautiful mid century, walnut nightstands, period specific reading lamps, original works of art and clear views of Lake Charlevoix through the large floor to ceiling window. The room also has a "right sized" walk in closet with storage baskets on the shelves. 1000 thread count linens, designer pillows, a plush down comforter plus a 50" 1080p LED smart TV, Direct TV & high speed internet are also featured. Guest Bedroom 2: Although it is not technically a master bedroom it has become a favorite of guests for its lake views, lively mid century decor, queen sized bed, night stands and artwork. The room receives abundant natural light through it's floor to ceiling window which also offer unobstructed views of the lake. The most endearing feature of this room however is the in room vanity. A design element of the original structure (although updated), this room features a floating silver walnut vanity with Cambria Quartz counters and running water & power. With two showers in the home, smart utilization of space was required to accommodate the needs of a large family. These vanities, found here and in the bunk room allow guests to brush their teeth, wash their face, do their hair etc in their own bedroom vs needing to occupy a bathroom. It was such a charming & unique design element that we have incorporated it into our personal home as well. 1000 thread count linens, designer pillows, a plush down comforter plus a 50" 1080p LED smart TV, Direct TV & high speed internet are also featured. The Bunk Room: It's not just for the kids! Without exception, this is the most talked about bedroom in the house. Although the space was designed for the younger generations with it's dual, steel & walnut, floating twin bunk beds, PS3 gaming system complete with game library, we keep hearing that adults are equally enamored with the space. This large room can sleep 4 in the built in bunk beds and "Grandpa Nelson" recently told us he camped out with the grandkids on the blow up mattress which can be found in the laundry room. This room is loaded with unique design features including bed length transom windows providing guests with views of the garden area while lying in the bunks.