Hertel Residence

Vandalia, Michigan

Hertel Residence  | Vandalia, Michigan

The Hertel Residence, located on Lewis Lake, in Marcellus, MI is a culmination of a clear owner’s vision with an architect’s ability to interpret that vision. The contemporary architectural style was a direct reflection of the owner’s desire to develop an ‘outside the box’ design. The exterior reveals sharp roof angles and an asymmetrical geometry with a commercial-like combination of metal and wood panels. On the interior, an elongated foyer / gallery welcomes its visitors to this unique home with views of the lake framing the kitchen and living areas. Tall windows and a clever lakeside patio take full advantage of the year around wildlife only found on an inland lake property.

So many positive thoughts come to mind when looking back on our experience with CARMI Design Group. Decades of experience coupled with fresh ideas and solutions won the day for us. We knew exactly what we wanted, and relied on the team to make our dreams come true from a realistic and structural aspect. The team understood exactly where we were coming from even though our particular project was definitely ‘outside the box!’

The technology that CARMI utilizes allowed us to literally walk though our home via VR (virtual reality) before a single hammer was swung. This allowed us to pivot and make changes ahead of time and avoid costly change orders which makes so much sense.

At the end of the day, we seemed to click from our first meeting and consider each and every one of the team our true friends.

Small towns do not mean small minds!

 Doug Hertel

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