Tranquil Legacy

Contemporary custom home with mid-century modern accents

“Our shared vision was to create a home that would preserve memories for the next generation of family.”

Contemporary custom home exterior by Meadowlark

The Project

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 the amazing views in this Meadowlark custom-designed and built home. The previous home on the lot, built in 1958, was the site of many treasured childhood memories. It’s also where our client lived throughout adulthood. The previous home was in disrepair, so it was deconstructed and a new home built in its place. Designed to capture the serene views of the Huron River, this new home is as aesthetically stunning as it is resource-efficient.

The home has many one-of-a kind features, including the stair railing and treads, custom cabinetry and use of reclaimed wood from the property for the live edge accents. Features like a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) roof, radiant in-floor heating, low-flow water fixtures and advanced framing techniques all help ensure that this home will be easy to maintain, energy-efficient and durable.

Meadowlark Designer – Jimmy Bevilacqua

Photos – John Carlson of Carlson Productions LLC

Project Size

3030 square feet

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths


Tear down of existing 1950’s home, new custom home build.

Lead Designer

Jimmy Bevilacqua

Master suite of this contemporary Ann Arbor home with sweeping views towards deck and pond
Kitchen with custom Meadowlark maple cabinetry, black honed granite countertops and poliished concrete floors
Custom home in Ann Arbor features mid century modern accents lincluding white oak stair railing details and white oak treads
Stairway to master suite loft with live edge shelf with reclaimed tulip tree
Upstairs landing with white oak stair treads and railing and art niches
Night exterior shot of this custom home by Meadowlark in Ann Arbor
Kitchen with custom maple Meadowlark cabinetry, honed granite countertops and polished concrete floor


Item  Materials
Cabinets Meadowlark custom cabinetry in living room, kitchen and upstairs landing, Brookhaven semi-custom in bathrooms and laundry
 Countertops Angola black honed granite on kitchen counters/island, live edge walnut on kitchen bar, granite in bathrooms, Shiva Creme granite in master bath
 Flooring/tile Rift and quartered white oak flooring on stair treads and upstairs floor, stained polished concrete on first floor, Ann Sacks porcelain tile in bathrooms, marmoleum in laundry room
 Siding  HardiePanel vertical siding
Foundation/insulation Open cell spray foam insulation was added throughout the home.
Other Radiant in-floor heat installed throughout the first floor, ducted air returns throughout. A tulip tree that was planted many years ago on the property was cut down and re-used for many of the live edge details throughout the home.