When I saw Julia’s post on Wednesday, I immediately recognized the first photo. That house was featured several years ago in a magazine that I have. A quick hunt revealed it was Better Homes and Gardens Home Planning Ideas Fall/Winter 2004.
I thought it would be fun to give an expanded tour for Hooked on Fridays (when you’re done here, be sure to visit over there). This home is located in Harbor Springs, Michigan on the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Another beach town, and you know I’m hooked on those!
The builders and owners are Rob and Vee Mossburg, and not only is it their home, but the first floor houses their business—The Cottage Co. of Harbor Springs. They built the structure to blend in with the neighboring buildings, and it is often mistaken for a renovation.
The floor plan shows that it is three stories. The second and third levels are the 3000 sq. ft. home.
One side of the living room.
Living room fireplace.
The kitchen. I’m not in love with the lavender color scheme here.
The next three photos are of the master bedroom and bath. Lavender again, although I like it better here. I love the toile chair.
This is apparently Rob’s side of the bathroom. I like the furniture piece turned vanity.
And this is their rooftop deck, complete with a grill, refrigerator, cabinets and countertop. Not to mention the view. Sweet.
This is certainly a lovely home, and offers a refreshing peek at some spring-like hues. But it is also very feminine. The quote on the photo of the toile chair says “I tried to achieve a balance throughout the room by juxtaposing feminine color and style with masculine scale” (Vee). According to the article, what that means is a “massively proportioned” bed, armoire and desk.
Obviously Rob was agreeable with the decor, but what do you think? Is big furniture enough to give pastels and florals a masculine edge? What would your hubby think?
Article credits: David Bradley (writer), Michael Partenio (photographer), Sandra L. Mohlmann (stylist)