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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 without a little fun. They turned to Meadowlark to help transform their vision into reality and in doing so brought out the childhood dream in all of us.


Atop one of the highest points in Ann Arbor, the idea for this home was to blend in, but not without catching the eye of the passerby. In its place for many years stood a much smaller home that was heavily overgrown and a burden to remodel, so our clients decided to build from the ground up. The outcome would become a two-story, nearly 4,000 sq. ft home with a massive finished lower level, outdoor sport court, a raised deck and screened-in porch, with five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and much more. Designed with an open concept, the home focuses on the transparency and flow, creating a sense of mobility and function at any stage of life.

The Team

Architecture: David Lubin - Architect

Interior Design - Acadia Hahlbrock

Project Manager: John Crawford


Schematic Design

Over 4,000 sq. ft., this home does not hold back. Before it was built, there was a need to secure the foundation of the home, and in doing so, properly elevated each section to sit comfortably on the existing slope of the land. On the interior, the kitchen displays the most Meadowlark custom cabinetry throughout the home, with signature accents found in the tile work and more detailed areas. Each room is different from the next while they simultaneously maintain a common thread to bring the home together in style.

  • Argento quartz countertops in master bath
  • Miele grade cooktop kitchen appliances
  • Meadowlark custom cabinetry; painted maple wood
  • Painted, smokey glass backsplash over stovetop
  • Benjamin Moore paint and finishes throughout home
  • Meadowlark custom wood railings and detailed finishes
  • Ash Plank Hardwood flooring with a warm brown custom-mixed stain
  • Custom Meadowlark island divider that houses ice maker and other storage

Design Development

  • Sport court with interlocking system
  • Underground drainage system for backyard
  • New furnace and energy efficiency upgrades
  • Egress windows throughout lower level
  • Trex decking with industrial grade railings
  • Three seasons porch with Meadowlark custom accents

The Results

The result of this beautiful custom home brings endless memories for our clients. With enough space to host gatherings or allow friends and family to spend a long weekend, the home is both welcoming and intimate for any occasion. Atop the hills of this Ann Arbor neighborhood, it blends into its surroundings while embodying just enough to stand out amongst the crowd.

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