Their super energy-efficient custom windows arrived on site last week and they were revealed once installed to the pleased birthday girl with a cake designed by Natty Em's Cake Shop to look like the finished house! Matt Reinsma from Bespoke Homes organized the event and is doing an amazing job on the house.
Follow the progress and view photos of a home under construction in East Grand Rapids at the new "In Progress" page.
Breaking ground this fall, the viewing area outside our airport here in Grand Rapids is a hidden gem being reinvented. For years parents have brought curious children and aviation enthusiasts have enjoyed their lunch hour watching planes come and go at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport from this hidden area just beyond the runway. Starting this fall a new park and pavilion will welcome the community to this unique experience.
The design of the new airport pavilion and park by MMA will be displayed as a model and renderings as part of West Michigan Design Week at the UICA. You're invited to this one week only sneak preview of the project through Sunday, April 17.
Learn more about West Michigan Design Week and get details on the gallery.
"Newberry Place, a 9-year-old co-housing community in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood, is expanding.
The 20-unit community won permission from the city Planning Commission on Thursday, March 24, to build a three-unit townhouse on a vacant lot located east of the development, which was completed in 2008.
The lot at 123 Newberry Street NE became vacant after the community purchased a dilapidated house on the property and had it demolished by the Kent County Land Bank.
Marty Morgan, president of the Newberry Place Condominium Association, said the new townhouse will be built in cooperation with the owners of the three condominiums that will be built in a single townhouse on the lot.
Architect Evan Mathison said two of the three units will be of a "zero-step" design thanks to the sloping lot. One of the units will be accessible from the street level while a second will be accessible from a ramp that leads from the rear of the lot."
The SIPs span glulam beams spaced 8' apart, leaving beautiful exposed beams in the interior living spaces and big overhangs on the exterior. The sides of the home will be conventionally framed, while the SIPs were set on the main house in one day! See more in progress projects
The mild winter has been a boon for the construction team outside framing. The angled roof to the left brings down the scale of the garage, while the plywood to the right will get openings for kitchen windows once they arrive on site. The deep beams in the photographs frame openings for large sections of glass. We are excited to see it take shape over the next few months!