Refined beachfront retreat offers captivating views of Lake Michigan

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This refined beachfront retreat was designed by Mike Schaap Builders along with interior designers Benchmark Design Studio, located in Michigan City, Indiana. This home makes a truly unforgettable impression beginning with the exterior facade, featuring vivid blue outlined with a white trim, balancing the tranquil hues of the water. Fiber cement siding clads the exterior, designed to weather the varying elements from the lakeshore.

The paint colors used on the exterior facade includes: Hale Navy HC-154 | Benjamin Moore and Super White PM-1 | Benjamin Moore. Exposed rafters and circular windows adds architectural interest to the facade while enhancing this scenic locale. The allure of this beachfront property continues through the front door. As you enter into the inviting interiors, you are greeted with expansive windows that frames breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

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The interior design scheme reflects an enchanting oasis, with distinctive details. This includes grasscloth wallcovering on the ceiling in the master bedroom, while the master bath features a soaking tub and marble shower—which overlooks the glistening lake. All design details are classic and timeless… just like life on the water.

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The design plan offers plenty of unique features throughout, yet the designers were careful not to upstage the beauty the surrounds the home. Expansive windows and high ceilings helps to flood the main living spaces with natural light. White oak flooring helps to set the stage for a cheerful color palette with pops of red and blue. The result is inviting and comfortable living spaces that are classic and timeless.

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What We Love: This refined beachfront retreat offers its inhabitants a warm and welcoming escape to relax and unwind. A nautical color palette adds a cheerful vibe, while large windows invites the surroundings inside. Unique design details can be found throughout the interiors, while accessories helps to personalize the spaces… Readers, what are your overall thoughts on the design of this home, anything you would have done differently? 

Note: Have a look at a couple of other featured home tours from the portfolio of Mike Schaap Builders: Minnesota home gets a stunning rough luxe makeover and Charming shingle-style retreat with captivating views of Lake Michigan.

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Above: An open and airy kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a spacious center island and plenty of counter stools. maintenance Quartz countertops compliments the vibrant blue island, a focal point of this luminous space. The blacksplash is adorned with glass mosaic tiles.

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Above: The kitchen is open to the living room, with a cozy furniture layout centered around a fireplace.

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Above: The dining room boasts an al fresco experience thanks to walls of glass surrounding this space. Blue and red accents adds to the nautical feel of this home.

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Above: At the rear of the property is a cozy ipe wood deck featuring Adirondack chairs and barely visible cable railing, providing unobstructed views.

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Above: This luxurious master bathroom provides a luxurious retreat to unwind at the end of the day. A large window in front of the soaking tub frames beachfront views.

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Above: A floor-to-ceiling, Carrara marble shower adds to the luxuriousness of this master bathroom retreat.

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Above: With beachfront views, this cheerful refreshment area is the perfect spot to enjoy sunsets over the lake. The colorful checkered floors adds a playful vibe to this space.

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Above: The builders maximized the narrow property with a small footprint, building up three levels. Each level is distinct, offering luxurious beachfront living with refined details.

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Above: The outdoor spaces were cleverly designed, using the backyard as a buffer to the beach. This includes a shapely concrete paver patio adorned with relaxing furnishings, perfect for entertaining family and friends and enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Photos: Dan Zeeff

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Nanci Manahan
3 years ago

Could you tell me the name of the blue wall color in the small desk area? Might it be BM Yarmouth Blue HC-150?

Kimberly M Millin
5 years ago

What kind of windows were used in this beauty? We are adding a four season room to our lake front home and I am struggling finding the right window.