The Symphonic House, Wege House-




from The Avant Garde Diaries, Mercedes Benz foundation:

"The Symphonic House"  produced/directed by Pete Erickson


NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Strad Magazine

In "Lakeside Homes" by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli/Universe books. Architectural photography by Peter Tata


The house is a musical instrument designed by David Hanawalt, Architect is a collaboration with long string harp sound installation artist, William Close


Please Click image to film clip
Please Click image to film clip

Donall House-

This house on a high bluff of Lake Michigan North of Leland has a dark stucco exterior with aluminum windows and a black and white interior for stark contrast to the natural beauty surroundings.  Large windows are treated as views or works of art in the changing seasons.

The Belitsos House-

Featured in Sunday section of the Detroit Free Press, HGTV "Offbeat America" and the Rolling Bed was the winner of the 2008 "Architectural Detail of the Year" from Residential Architect magazine.

Asmussen/Cooper House-

Featured in "Lakeside Homes" by Linda Leigh Paul, Rizzoli/Universe Books.  Also did the Interior Design for Living Room/Dining room from Luminaire, Chicago.

Beyer Apartment, Manhattan-

Wilson Omigisi House-

Wilson Sun House-

Burkert House, Northport Point-

An elegant summer home on Northport Home, the house is conceived as a series of theatrical stages from Shakespearan portraits on the social/roadside through the house to a theater of the landscape.  The house was designed for a wonderful couple of New Yorkers and their two lovely girls.


Restrictive covenants for the community required the house to be constructed in one year and 4 days.  We accomplished the construction, and also designed the house in that period.

Ward Chocolate Shingle House-

Carlson's Fishtown Shanty, Leland-

Historic restoration and remodel in Fishtown, Leland
Historic restoration and remodel in Fishtown, Leland

Hanson/Scianella House-

Builder Rodney Riley, Invision Construction

Knoll House

Amos Colonial House-

photo by Todd Zwistowski for Traverse Magazine
photo by Todd Zwistowski for Traverse Magazine

Higgins Lakehouse-

Loveland House-

Holman House-

Meyer House

Private Home built in 2005, St. John, US Virgin Islands. Struck by Cat5 Hurricane IRMA in 2017; survived with repairs.

Craig Guesthouse-

Squarebottom at Roundtop, Leland, Michigan

Lee Torch Lake Guesthouse-

'Riversbend' Leland-

A 185' Rambling shingle style home along the river in Leland on Lake Leelanau.  Photos withheld at Owners request.

Bahamas House-

A masonry and white oak timberframe house built like a finely crafted boat on Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. The house weathered with repairable damage a direct hit from Hurricane Floyd 1999, near Cat 5 with sustained winds of 154 mph and gusts to 185 mph;  9/1/2019 Elbow Cay was hit again as Hurricane Dorian 2019 made landfall a very powerful Cat 5, sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts to 220 mph.  The eye of the Hurricane traveled over the island.  The island of Elbow Cay, as with all of Abaco were terribly impacted with most homes sustaining catastrophic damage.  The house I designed survived admirably.  All photos withheld at Owners request.

Anderson/DeJong House-

This is a small summer beach house for two families. Designed for Cathead Bay, North of Northport, Leelanau Peninsula

Pittman Lovft

Infill residential loft in a historic brick factory in Traverse City, Michigan. The building is now mixed use containing two bars, restaurant, offices and residential lofts.  We did this loft as an economical design/build from rough walls to finished insulated space.  Collaboration with Rodney Riley, Invision construction.

Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse, The Depot Community, Ten Houses


*   2015 Governor's Energy Excellence Award in the category of Innovative Housing 
*   2016 U.S. DOE Housing Innovation Award for affordability
*   2016 Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) winner in Affordable Homes category
*   Midwest Project of Distinction Award for 2016
*   LEED Platinum Certification on Depot homes
*   U.S. Department Of Energy "Tour of Zero" 

residence designs for Lail Design Group