A Charming Cape Cod

Whole-home remodel of a classic Cape Cod

“We worked with the homeowners to create useful, functional and restful spaces that they use on a daily basis.”

Light-filled open living space and kitchen created by Meadowlark for this Ann Arbor home.

The Project

Originally built in 1950, this small Cape Cod had lots of charm, but was in dire need of some twenty-first century updates! Our clients wanted a retreat where they could entertain family and friends and create a welcoming, open space for their grandchildren. Meadowlark’s design team worked closely with the clients to create a home that would not only work for their family, but also would maximize the spectacular views overlooking the Huron River in Ann Arbor.

A two-story addition on the back and major structural modifications have transformed this small Cape Cod into a comfortable home that they can enjoy for many years.

Project Size

Before:  1600 square feet
After: 2897 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths


Whole home remodel

Lead Designer

Jimmy Bevilacqua

Project Manager

Greg Brown

Open layout kitchen and living space features Verde Fusion quartzite countertop on the kitchen island.
Guest bedroom in this Cape Cod remodel by Meadowlark
Living room with Motawi tile and porcelain tile hearth surround graces this Ann Arbor home
Guest bedroom in this Cape Cod home remodel by Meadowlark.


Item Material
Cabinetry Brookhaven
Countertops Verde Fusion quartzite on kitchen island, honed Uba Tuba in kitchen, Costa Esmerelda granite in master bath, leathered/honed soapstone in guest bath
Flooring/Tile New red oak added to existing red oak on main floor, porcelain tile in guest bath and mudroom, porcelain stone in master bath. Granite tile surround in great room.  Motawi and porcelain tile surround on living room fireplace.
Siding/Trim HardiPlank lap siding
Foundation Superior Walls in new crawl space
Insulation Rigid foam on exterior, hot roof
Other 1920’s era doors from existing home were re-used throughout