The Preserve Clubhouse Complex

This club complex of Meeting/Bath House was designed for the use of residents of a fifty acre environmentally sensitive housing development surrounded by three hundred acres of wetlands on the Galien River, in New Buffalo, Michigan.  The developers have named the development The Preserve and have pledged the State of Michigan that they will maintain this acreage in perpetuity as a wildlife preserve.

Sited amidst the thirty housing sites that are clustered about it on the high ground over looking this nature preserve, these buildings are designed in the Midwest vernacular, with clapboard siding, shingled roofs and natural river bed stone chimneys.  Built on a budget, the structure of the club house is expressed in the exposed prefab wood trusses, articulated in gray paint.  Wood decking and beaded board, painted white, complete the palette of the Lake Michigan resort tradition.