Harbor Country Design/Build Homes
Harbert, Michigan

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Pine Cone Cottage is a custom-designed home situated on a bluff overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. This 3100 sq. ft. cottage offers old world charm and detail, and every modern amenity, the perfect family retreat. Our talents and love of design, detail and materials are showcased in Pine Cone Cottage. We would love the opportunity to work together with you on your new home or remodeling project. Please browse our complete website to view our other inspirations.

Pine Cone Cottage features:

  • The hand-hewn beamed great room features a soaring stone fireplace, dining room, and an open country kitchen complete with farm sink, granite counter tops, and stone arch over a custom brass and stainless steel hood to match the "La Cornue" range. An island and peninsula give more than ample storage and prep space. Just off the kitchen is the enclosed outdoor dining area, with a partial glass roof, a stone fireplace, and ceiling fan, that's perfect for entertaining. A striking wood staircase with iron railing spindles (hand-finished by one of our local artists) centers this cottage. And the floors and stairs throughout the 1st floor are hand-scraped, wide-plank hickory with a custom 5-step finish.
  • French doors lead into the cozy library lined with custom bookcases, a window seat, a unique, handmade tile fireplace, a full guest bath, and another pair of French doors that open onto an enclosed screened porch with a built-in hot tub. The covered veranda that runs the full length of the cottage is accessible from every room on the main floor, and at one end there's a commercial gas barbecue grill built into custom cabinetry with tile accents.
  • Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk in closet, and its own deck sheltered by glass railings. The beautiful master bath features a marble-topped, double-sink vanity, river-pebble and marble-tiled shower, a separate toilet room with sliding door, and a linen closet. The marble-lined, pedestal tub niche has an arched, iridescent glass tiled ceiling and a shuttered window. There are two other bedrooms, with one featuring a custom-designed bunk bed/trundle that not only sleeps four, but also has built-in book shelves, 3 big storage drawers, and a flat screen TV niche. There's also custom-milled, bead-board paneling in all of the bedrooms and throughout the upstairs hallway.
  • The lower level is entertainment central! A media space is flanked by a day-lit bedroom and full bath on one side and a laundry/craft space on the other. Extra storage rooms and closets for all those necessities. And the entry door leads to a stone-lined, outdoor shower.
  • The custom woodworking on the exterior of Pine Cone Cottage includes cedar shingles, lap siding, and corbels, along with diamond mullioned windows, bluestone entry, and stone walls. And the truly talented Roger Boike of Groundworkes Creative American Gardens kept the landscape true to the spectacular natural setting.