When this historic Petoskey home began its life in 1895, its residents couldn’t possibly have imagined its future transformation. Only 50 feet from the old train tracks, it started as an apartment building for railroad employees. Throughout the past century, it retained its roots as a multi-family dwelling but had fallen into despair. In 2013, it was purchased for its great location, charming exterior and its spectacular view of the lake. The vision would take almost two years to complete, as the original scope of the project evolved from a partial remodel into a total home transformation.

Our interior designers worked closely with their client and the builder, James Cesario, on the architectural features of this home to create a breathtaking space reflecting the client’s personal style. In this home, we focused our interior design around our client’s collection of model sailboats and the beautiful blue waters of Little Traverse Bay that lay right outside his home. We used those same blues of the bay in our furniture selections and accessories. You will notice many pieces of artwork that also reflect a sailing theme that extends throughout the home. We collaborated on the design concept and were very selective with our accessory choices. Thus choosing many crystal pieces that have both visual height and weight, but allow the homeowner to have unobstructed views of the bay. We blended many different design styles together to create this look, but it definitely works!