Promoting sensitive, sustainable development.
The Cottage Company believes that it has a responsibility to develop projects that promote smart growth. For us, this is much more than a market based business decision. Rather, as tree lovers and outdoor stewards who value the lakes, forests, dunes, fields and streams that so beautifully define northern Michigan, we believe it is our duty. Accordingly, we not only employ environmentally friendly building practices, we promote walkable, new urbanism, and infill communities and donate a significant portion of our profits and time to environmental causes.
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Bay Street Cottages
Located downtown near sandy beaches, world class marinas, fine dining, and quaint retail shops, these storybook cottages showcase period architecture in a sensible scale. Inside, the two and three bedroom condominium residences feature remarkable finish details including extensive millwork, reclaimed oak wood floors, hand crafted cabinetry with granite countertops, Waterworks plumbing fixtures, Walker Zanger and Ann Sacks tile, custom sound system and appliances from such quality brands as Subzero, Viking, Bosch and Miele, all in an environmentally responsible project.
This neighborhood of nine period-correct homes is located in downtown Harbor Springs. The project has been built in the traditional neighborhood genre with a single entry, garages which face an alley, pedestrian friendly features and large front porches.
The Cottage Company believes that working AND living in our northern Michigan towns is not only good for business and good for our communities but also good for our environment, convenient and FUN! Accordingly, we seize opportunities to construct live/work buildings whenever we can – that is, buildings that contain commercial office or retail space on the first floor and residential space on the second floor. The live/work buildings developed by The Cottage Company have left an undeniably positive mark on the city of Harbor Springs in terms of their architecture, high quality and innovative use. One such project, the offices of the Cottage Company, was recognized by Builder Magazine as the top live/work building in the nation!