An airy, waterfront feel paired with transitional styling and natural wood tones sums up the overall design aesthetic of this home.

Situated on nearly an acre with 350 feet of prime Thornapple River frontage, this project kicked off with a complete tear down of an 1875 farmhouse. The older home did not meet the needs of the modern family and the lot was desperately in need of a landscaping overhaul to improve water access.

The kitchen features “Glacier White” perimeter cabinets from Grabill Cabinets on maple in their Madison Square door style. The island features a custom painted finish to match “Ashley Gray” by Benjamin Moore also in their Madison Square door style. Countertops and backsplash are “Calacatta Novus” by ColorQuartz. The range hood is from FC&A in Allegan, Michigan.

The master bath cabinets from Grabill Cabinets include slab fronts on alder in a custom finish.

The lower level bar features cabinets from Shiloh Cabinetry on hickory in “Silas” with a “Graphite” glaze in their Lancaster door style.

Transitional White Kitchen Wood Pantry Doors

Project Team

  • Cabinetry: Grabill Cabinets, Shiloh Cabinetry
  • Builder: Insignia Homes
  • Architect: J. Visser Design
  • Interior Design: Cannarsa Structure & Design
  • Appliances: Bekins
  • Range Hood: FC&A
  • Photography: Ashley Avila Photography


  • Kitchen Perimeter: Madison Square door style, Glacier White finish
  • Kitchen Island: Madison Square door style, custom painted finish to match “Ashley Gray” by Benjamin Moore finish
  • Master Bathroom: Slab door style, custom stain on alder
  • Basement Bar: Lancaster door style, Silas stain with Graphite glaze

Design Selections

  • Countertops/backsplash: “Calacatta Novus” by ColorQuartz
  • Range Hood: Custom


  • Kitchen: Thermador Gas Range
  • Kitchen: Thermador Panel Ready Refrigerator
  • Kitchen: Thermador Double Wall Oven
  • Kitchen: (2) Thermador Panel Ready Dishwasers
  • Kitchen: Miele Coffee System
  • Lower Level: Perlick Undercounter Beer Tap
  • Lower Level: Fisher & Paykel Panel Ready DishDrawer
  • Lower Level: Perlick Undercounter Refrigerator


  • Location: Ada, Michigan
  • Style: Transitional
  • Job Type: New construction

This beautiful home sits on one of the widest sections of the Thornapple River and offers stunning water views from nearly every room.

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