Brian Bosgraaf of Cottage Home stopped by Black Lake Studio today with some of the first copies of Life on the Lakeshore, the coffee table book we created together. After all the work that both of our teams put into producing the book, it’s incredibly exciting to finally see it in print! We’re proud to have it on display in our studio, and Brian was even gracious enough to give each of us a personal copy! Thanks, Brian!
Cottage Home specializes in building custom private beach homes on Lake Michigan. Last fall, Brian, Stephanie, and Jeremy, leaders at Cottage Home, met with us to start brainstorming how to create a book that would tell the stories of Cottage Home’s clients, paint a vivid picture of the lakeshore lifestyle, and be intriguing and helpful to everyone from prospective clients to seasoned lakeshore enthusiasts. After weeks of brainstorming, storytelling, interviewing clients and staff, designing, writing, editing, and making final changes, we sent the files off to Color House Graphics for printing. Now we’re all very pleased with what came back!
Here’s the text from the back cover of Life on the Lakeshore. Keep an eye out for copies in local West Michigan bookstores!
Every Cottage Has a Story
Nowhere in the world is quite like the Lake Michigan coastline. There’s a texture and rhythm to life on the freshwater lakeshore that is utterly unique, and the jewels of the coastline are its cottages. These homes are extraordinary portals to the richness and beauty of the Big Lake. But how do families come to own a Lake Michigan cottage? This book tells their tales and invites you to begin your own lakeshore story.