Design Team: Giraffe Design Build

Lead Architectural Designer: Steven Varnum

Lead Interior Designer: Mandi Wise

Build Team: Giraffe Design Build

Lead Carpenter: Ryan Nickerson

Location: Ann Arbor MI

Completion Date: Fall 2017


A reconfigured entry created a welcoming lower-level foyer for family and friends. The charming mudroom with shiplap walls, updated guest bathroom, laundry room and a new multi-purpose room makes this an ideal space for hosting out-of-town guests.

Classic brick stacked subway tile and a new freestanding claw foot tub adds to the quaintness of the guest bathroom. The grey and white flooring is an encaustic tile; using colored clays instead of glazes to create the pattern. Down the hall, the laundry room floor has a complimentary tile pattern creating a beautifully balanced space. Throughout the hallway and living space engineered wood flooring and Restoration Hardware lighting ties all of the elements together, providing a warm ambiance to this lower-level space.