Crystal Mountain Clubhouse
Portland Building constructed this custom home in Crystal Mountain Resort. Sitting above the Crystal Mountain Golf Course, this resort home was designed to compliment the surrounding landscape being both functional and representative of Northern Michigan. The exterior of the home displays elements of the Craftsman style with decorative, custom-built cedar arches and gable ends, James Hardie siding, and cultured stone.
The interiors of both the main and lower levels are vast, light-filled areas designed for ultimate relaxation, entertaining, and enjoying the views from just 20 feet above the golf course. Flooring throughout both levels (including the five-foot- wide staircase and three of the four bedrooms) is engineered European white oak. With a little oil, blemishes disappear into the character of the grain, keeping the family’s rambunctious golden retriever out of the doghouse for any nail scratches. In the kitchen, Shaker-style white cabinetry, quartzite countertops, a pantry, and the large open area are specifically designed to accommodate both cooking and entertaining with oversized walkways to ease movement. A custom-built range hood in copper hues adds an artistic touch to the clean lines of the kitchen. Custom built-in bookcases with adjustable shelves on each level, three gas fireplaces in varying sizes using chardonnay-hued drystack ledgestone, and a neutral color scheme throughout the home help create the quiet and cohesive look the home owner desire.
“We felt so strongly about him, (Portland Building owner, Dave Puccio)” explains Kim. “He is a solid, solid guy, has a very good reputation, has downstate connections, and did a phenomenal job on the garage,” adds Chris. “Being downstate, it’s nice to have someone you completely trust building your home.” Puccio notes that while long-distance building can have its challenges in keeping both the builder and customer on the same page, constant communication and photos are key, especially when modifications are needed.