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 traditional Tudor architecture, our clients embraced the aesthetic and created a home that is not only beautiful, but also addresses their needs both now and in the future as they gracefully age in place.

The Vision

First floor living was a “must have” for the design process. Easy access to all the features they need to carry out their day-to-day living was key, but also being able to entertain large gatherings of family and friends came in as a close second. Spaces with specialized functions include an upstairs retreat for the grandkids, a lower level room for watching their favorite sports teams, a serene screened porch to take in the quiet beauty of their back yard, and the perfect quilter’s craft room that can double as an extra bedroom!


The Team

Architecture:  Brian Burkett, AIA

Interior Design:  Melanie Grabarkiewicz

Project Manager: Tony Roperti

Design & Architecture

Schematic Design

  • Cambria Quartz kitchen countertops
  • Fireplace upgrades with textured limestone tiling
  • Custom Meadowlark cabinetry throughout home
  • Benjamin Moore paint featured in all areas of home
  • Crafts room built with Meadowlark semi-custom cabinetry
  • Permanent grille added to screened-in, main floor porch
  • State of the art appliances in both kitchens

Design Development

  • Superior walls + ICF construction with brick overlay for most of home’s build
  • Marvin Ultimate Series doors for porch and lower level entry(s)
  • Energy efficient upgrades and room for improvement for future solar power additions
  • Cork flooring throughout lower level, hardwood Oak stained flooring throughout (where not carpeted)
  • Windsor windows, Windsor egress windows in lower level
  • Boral Truexterior Trim on outside of home
  • Two level porch and patio in rear of house with 4″ inch foam insulate for colder months

The Results

One giant dream became reality when our clients decided that they were ready for a new chapter — and that they didn’t have to travel far. With plans to host family gatherings, settle in for a cozy night in their screened porch, or find solitude in their own home, our clients hit the jackpot.