Life's Good in the Woods
– Greenhouse

Type

Residential, New Construction

Location

Oakland County, MI

Collaborators

Photographs BY Brett Mountain Unless Otherwise Noted

Our client has had an admiration for roses ever since a beautiful connection to the flower and her beloved mother. She desired a space that she could have rose-blooms year round – a tall task in the woods of Oakland County that experiences the full-effect of Michigan winters. The construction of this custom greenhouse has given our client her own private whimsical retreat where she can surround herself with the blooms while appreciating the beauty of the surrounding woods.

Goal

Our clients made it clear they were seeking a year-round place of retreat on their vast wooded estate in Oakland County. From this inspiration (and their love of nature) a whimsical greenhouse oasis was born. With the help of Concetti, she was able to find a truly unique space to honor her personal story and inner passions. 

solution

To make this dream into reality, Concetti’s team developed 3D rendering for the new, modern greenhouse, and utilized family heirlooms for a lived-in, authentic feel.  The space is complemented with weathered whitewash barn wood and a stone path that leads from the client’s master bedroom to feel like a natural extension of her residence.

The original concept came from the idea that this modern glass greenhouse would be built around an old shed on the property. The “shed” turned powder room would of course be new construction, but clever materiality would make it appear as though it was a treasure from many years before. 

She has truly felt at home doing what she loves in her new greenhouse retreat, and the greenhouse is a place that our client can call her very own.

Phase One

discover

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co-create

Phase One is all about you!

discover

We See & Hear You

During the Discover phase, we will hand you the mic and ask you all the right questions to make sure we’re united on your desired aesthetics, your current pain points, and your biggest goals for your project. We’ll then walk through your existing floorplan inch by inch to uncover everything that needs an upgrade and share your Visual Guidelines in a fun and easy-to-digest format.

Phase One is all about you!

Co-Create

We’ll Dream Big

The Co-Create phase is where we’ll bring your discovered design solutions to life! We will develop 3D renderings that will help you visualize the full potential of your space, with plenty of options and variations that will address your unique needs, wants, and goals.

Phase Two

PERSONALIZE

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TRANSLATE

Phase Two is putting your vision into action

PERSONALIZE

Customizations for You

The Personalize phase is exactly as it sounds- this is where we solidify exact pieces that will make your space you. We will put our time and attention into gathering multi-dimensional pieces that are not only beautiful but also hold meaning in a way that uniquely reflects you.

Phase Two is putting your vision into action

TRANSLATE

Instructions for Your Team

The Translate phase is lovingly hands-off for you, and all about aligning your team of builders and contractors around our agreed-upon vision. We will share an in-depth instruction manual with technical drawings, detailed elevation mapping, and specifications that will ensure your builders will have everything they need to replicate your vision.

Phase Three

ADVOCATE

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CELEBRATE

Phase Three is when your vision becomes reality!

ADVOCATE

Act As Your Champion

In the Advocate phase, contracts are now signed, construction begins, and we have passed the torch onto your builders and tradesmen. We will act as your construction advocate,
keeping the design we co-created together at the forefront of everyone’s minds
to see the project through to completion.

Phase Three is when your vision becomes reality!

CELEBRATE

Finishing Touches to Perfect Your Space

In the Celebrate phase, our team of design experts will get to work transforming
your new walls into a gorgeous and move-in-ready space.
What was once a 3D rendering will soon be… your new reality.

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“Rachel, Jackie and the team took the time to get to know us. Their ideas resonated with how we felt about the space. That care allowed them to make the greenhouse, already a deeply personal space, a beautiful retreat from the busyness of everyday life.”

– Homeowner