Michigan BLUE Magazine Features MMA “Gun Lake Residence”

Thanks to Michigan BLUE Magazine for featuring our Gun Lake Residence in the February 2020 edition.


Starting Over

Modern custom cottage honors family and history.

For many Michigan leisure seekers, seasonal stays and scenic settings often go hand in hand. Such is the case for Catherine “Cahssey” Augenstein, who has spent summers on Gun Lake in Middleville since she was a kid. Now, she and her husband Don, who currently live in Cleveland, have their own special getaway for memories to be made, a custom cottage that embodies past, present and future. Situated on the Hastings Point peninsula adjacent to the Yankee Springs Recreational Area, their new build has an added perk with her siblings next door and their dad two doors down in houses that have been in their family for generations.

Guided by Cahssey’s personal ties to the area, she and Don acquired the original cottage on their property when it became available in 2004 and where they lived until 2016. When it came time to rebuild, however, they had a hard time seeing past what they had. Cahssey credited Mathison I Mathison Architects in Grand Rapids with nudging them to another level.


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To read more about the project visit the project page HERE.