Pier View Cottages

South Haven, Michigan

Best in American Living Awards Program



As a winner of a Gold BALA Award, the photo of 742 Monroe made the cover of the NAHB's 2013 Best in American Living Awards Program.





Michigan Blue Magazine(2013)

Great Lake Story - Final Chapter


From the moment you enter the glass-enveloped foyer, you’re

drawn to the Great Lake. An open floor plan creates an organic quality to shoreside living, making

ever-changing aspects of Lake Michigan and shifting radiant light

integral to each space.



Michigan Blue Magazine


Great Lake Story - Chapter 3


Stunning sunsets , the sound of waves and kids on the beach, the feel of wind on shoreline walks —

it’s easy to see quality of life on Lake Michigan. But quality of craftsmanship, like these glacier-made waters, goes deep beyond the surface of what’s seen.


Michigan Blue Magazine (2013)

Great Lakes Story - Chapter 2


The second you step across the threshold of 872 Monroe Boulevard, you've entered into a carefree space, a haven from the mundane world of work, everyday stress and worries. Here a new chapter begins.




























Yachting Magazine

(August 2012)

50 Best Yachting Towns 2012


Native Americans originally called South Haven Ni-Ko-Nong, which translates into “beautiful sunsets.” That alone seems reason enough to sail into this harbor for a spell.





New York Times

(August 26, 2011)

Memory-Making on Michigan's Beaches


I KNEW my mission was achieved when my oldest daughter sailed past me on her stomach, shouting, “It’s like an ocean without saltwater!”

Michigan Blue Magazine (2013)

Great Lakes Story - No Bluffing: A Rare Opportunity


Having built distinctive custom homes along Lake Michigan and the greater Holland area for over 30 years, I’ve seen more than a few exceptional waterfront views and one-of-a-kind.





























Chicago Tribune

(July 22, 2012)

South Haven Ready to Make Berry-Merry


SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Often called the blueberry capital of the world — or at least one of them — this southwestern Michigan port town is celebrating its 49th annual National Blueberry Festival in August.

Chicago Tribune

(June 13, 2010)

South Haven Lures Family with Beaches and Berries


Sometimes a comfortable vacation spot is one you can return to again and again. South Haven, Mich., fits the bill, with great beaches, shops and more.