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Michigan City Retreat
Michigan City, IN

John DeSalvo designed this beach home for a Chicago couple who wanted a compact and sustainable get-away from their hectic urban lives. This three level, 1200 square foot, 2 bathroom economical solution to their needs is just minutes walk from Lake Michigan. Natural and local materials offer low environmental impact while blending in beautifully with the natural dune landscape. A shaded roof deck with hot tub offers a cool relaxation spot in summer and warm whirlpool fun in winter. The complete custom home includes a two story living room, second floor hopper windows for natural ventilation, a fireplace, and a cantilevered steel stair leading up from the interior to the exterior roof deck. Bamboo built-ins and kitchen cabinetry compliment the steel stair and catwalk. Custom interior and exterior furniture was designed by John DeSalvo in collaboration with Lagomorph Design, Chicago. Michigan City Retreat is featured in the June 2011 issue of DWELL Magazine.

Award: AIA Chicago, Small Project Awards, Citation of Merit, 2011