Cottage Home remains true to its founding mission, and is today comprised of a small group of visionaries, who bring their love of fine design and lakeshore living to each project. Our goal is to translate your lifestyle and design preferences into the perfect beach home … all without needlessly interrupting your busy schedule.
Cottage Home President, Brian Bosgraaf, was raised in a family real estate and home development business. His father, Ted Bosgraaf, became a developer in the late 1970s, and founded Bosgraaf Sales and Leasing with his brother Jack and other partners. Brian’s mother, Pat Bosgraaf, became a successful real estate broker in the mid 1980’s and his brother Mike and sister Amy also worked in the growing family business. In 1985, Brian and his father formed Bosgraaf Homes. Brian led the construction side of the business, his father the development and his mother and brother handled sales. In 1997 Brian sold his part of the company to his family and became a volunteer for Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF), building homes for low-income families in the inner city of Grand Rapids. In 2000, hoping to combine his passion for the lakeshore with his talent and expertise in home building, Brian formed his own home design/build company, Cottage Home. Since then, Cottage Home has successfully designed and built more than 100 custom homes along the shoreline of southwest Michigan, including 32 LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified homes.
In doing so, Cottage Home has paced itself to build only a limited number of homes each year, assuring complete customer satisfaction. Cottage Home has also won numerous building and design awards. The ingenuity of esteemed architects, the skill of master craftsmen, and the aesthetic sense of true artisans converge to provide you an unparalleled product, through a seamless process in which our customer service is renowned. We are active members of Green Built Michigan, and we utilize green building practices as our company and clients choose. Brian is well known as a leader in the home building industry, having been involved with the Home Building Association on a local, state and national level. He and the Cottage Home staff are actively involved in many non-profit and community organizations.