Client Stories

our most recent client story

Laundry Room Renovation with cubbies for Dogs

The clients were looking for major changes in the utility and aesthetic of their tiny existing laundry room space. With a family of 4 people and 4 rescue dogs there …

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A PLACID PANORAMA whole home remodel

Set on a quiet stretch of the Huron River, this stunning home was built to take in everything this picturesque lot has to offer. Originally built in the ’70s as …

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Hi tech materials used on this covered deck by Meadowlark Design+Build

This original David Osler mid-century modern home, built in 1963, got a lot of things right. With glass box forms that project along the rear of the home and frame …

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After photo of victorian home that was a gut-rehab by Meadowlark

By all accounts, this tired Victorian home should have been torn down. The location was perfect with a great view of downtown Ann Arbor, but the house needed everything redone. Choosing …

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Metamorphosis of a Man Cave

Sitting on a stunning 50 acre lot just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, our clients came to us to turn the existing home into something that would better meet the …

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Contemporary Classic

Upon discovering an ideal water property in Brighton, our clients came prepared with the vision of building their dream home. Starting at the grass-roots level, our team at Meadowlark joined …

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Burns Park Beginnings

Our clients approached Meadowlark with the intention of having us craft for them a new home; one that would be downsized from their current residence, uniquely located for a wonderful …

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Coming Home

Our client came to us wanting to move back into her childhood home to take care of her aging father. Even though Dad was active and mobile, she wanted to …

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A Manufactured Makeover

Loving their location, but not the tight spaces and curb appeal of their home, our clients felt it was time to update their builder-grade manufactured house and transform their existing …

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In Keeping With Tradition

Traditional architectural design melds with modern finishes in a stunning new home. Step inside one of Meadowlark Design+Build’s newest custom homes in Ann Arbor. Situated in a unique neighborhood that requires …

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Top of the Hills

Looking to escape the city life and rediscover their roots, our clients imagined their dream home to be large enough to accommodate for their growing family’s needs — but not …

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Lower Level Love

A home that is all too familiar with Meadowlark projects takes another leap; this time remodeling a unique lower level that draws no comparisons. In an effort to make the …

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Home, Unplugged

This Asian take on a modern home arose from collaboration with a client who was passionate about design. Deeply interested in modern architecture, she wanted to pay homage to her …

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Photo of front load laundry

Originally built as a spec home in 2017, this home had standard builder grade finishes which presented us with a blank canvas to design and implement the desires of our …

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Arboretum House

Our clients purchased this lot, on which formerly stood a George Brigham mid-century modern home. The previous owners had the home deconstructed, and were selling the impeccable old-growth lumber from …

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A Charming Cape Cod

Originally built in 1950, this small Cape Cod had lots of charm, but was in dire need of some 21stcentury updates. Our clients wanted a retreat where they could entertain …

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Fit for a Queen

Originally built in 1894, this Queen Anne Victorian in Ann Arbor has a long list of university dignitaries who have called it home. The home had not been updated in …

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Photo of Meadowlark Custom Home with Asian influences

These clients originally came to us to remodel their kitchen. After seeing what was possible with a new home however, they decided they would rather sell their home and build …

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First on the Block

This duplex of two luxury homes in the Water Hill neighborhood were Ann Arbor’s first LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certified homes. Built on spec by Meadowlark, they were among …

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The Not So Big House

This house, straight out of the pages of Sarah Susanka’s wildly popular Not-So-Big®House book series, is a classic that lives large while being on the smaller side. Originally designed as …

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Pushing the Envelope

As scientists and educators, our clients were interested in pushing the boundaries of how buildings could become more efficient. As environmentalists, they wanted to get as close to a carbon-neutral …

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Arts and Crafts Goes Green

Our clients wanted a custom home to comfortably accommodate their immediate family of four — or 40 if the relatives were all in town. Privacy from neighbors on this urban site, low maintenance, …

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Transformation in Stages

Meadowlark’s first project! When the homeowners purchased this pre-1830’s Ann Arbor home in 2003, it had fallen into a state of severe disrepair. In order to save the home, the …

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Meadowlark Mid-Century Modern Custom Home

The confluence of Ann Arbor’s Mallets and Swift Run Creeks has created the South Pond wetland area, home to over 100 bird species. South Pond is the focal point for …

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Old West Side Sunroom Remodel

Natural light in any home brings about an energetic, warm, and open feeling. To improve the functionality of our client’s Victorian home, Meadowlark saw the advantage of using an existing …

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Progression of Space

The homeowners wanted to improve their experience of approaching and entering their home, with the need for many energy efficient upgrades and love to other areas of their home. They …

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21st Century Tudor

This home in a neighborhood of beautiful Tudors had wonderful bones, but the segregated spaces made it dark and disconnected. After an extensive remodel, traffic nodes have been aligned to …

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