After purchasing this beautiful 126-acre property in southwest Michigan, an internationally acclaimed author chose to masterplan and develop the property with a family residence and smaller cabins for visiting writers.
ESA located the primary residence on the edge of an adjacent lake and the cabins in a higher elevation meadow. The masterplan called for the cabins to be completed first as the main residence required a longer construction duration.
The cabin’s architecture is rooted in the rural character of surrounding farms, barns, sheds, and cribs. At 500 sf and 750 sf, the cabins are small and sustainably oriented with geothermal heating and cooling. Each cabin features a full kitchen and bath in addition to areas for sleeping and writing.