Secluded Retreat

Contemporary home remodel with addition

Exterior contemporary remodel and addition by Meadowlark

The Project

The homeowners wanted to open up the first floor of their contemporary Dexter home while expanding the views to a pond and old growth trees on their property. This Meadowlark-built remodel was designed by PLY Architecture to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape. A custom corner window provides dramatic views from the entryway of the home toward the outside and from outside in.

To make the living area more comfortable and energy-efficient, Meadowlark incorporated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) by Insulspan into construction of the 75 square foot addition.  In addition, the new wood-burning fireplace circulates pre-heated air through the room and returns it to the furnace through a cold air return.

The concrete hearth surround provides a stunning focal point to this living space.

Design: PLY Architecture

Project ManagerJohn Crawford

FireplaceDr. Flue;   Concrete Hearth Surround: Brian Schmidt

Photography:  Adam Smith

Flooring: Red oak in living area, Saltillo tile in entryway

Cabinetry/closets:  Book-matched maple veneer


Interior addition with custom windows
Cantilevered addition to contemporary Dexter home
Addition to contemporary Dexter home features dramatic custom Marvin windows