Christopher Macklin Design


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Applewood

She brought a portfolio filled with eye-catching details that formed the character of the home. He brought a tractor - and a vision that turned a wooded lot into an open landscape, with carefully selected trees remaining in just the right locations. Together they created a striking and warm home with much care taken to choose exterior materials that brought the design intent to life.Click here to read more about this project.


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Silver Cove

A recently blended family needs a place to call their own. A home that is uniquely expressive of their new family identity. A place where relationships can be nurtured and built upon.Click here to read more about this project.


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Isle of Bordeaux

Sometimes the design of a beautiful home begins with the ability to spread out over a large piece of property with many options for layout at your fingertips. Sometimes it begins with one strong view that the homeowner wants to see from all main spaces in the house. And sometimes, a truly great home begins with severe site constraints that completely dictate where each square foot of the house can sit on the site. The latter is the story of this fine home.Click here to read more about this project.


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North Shore

By turning an unfinished basement into a lower level retreat and outdoor living connection, a young family’s home will be complete for years to come.Click here to read more about this project.


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Seasoned Ranch

Efficiency and well-proportioned spaces are key elements in this home. The homeowners brought with them a realistic expectation of a home that would fit the two of them. They did not want to pay the price of designing and building out rooms that would be used only a few times each year. Holidays and dinner parties would simply have to be fit into the spaces that were designed for two. Instead, they opted to invest in quality materials and fine craftsmanship that resulted in beautiful and pleasing spaces.Click here to read more about this project.


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Testimonials

  • "CMD hit the nail on the head with the design of our family cottage. We are so pleased with the end result! We expect our whole family to enjoy it for a very long time. It will probably become a legacy handed down to future generations."

    - Frank & Chris

  • "We can't thank you enough, we'll be more than eager to refer any business we hear of (near or far) and act as a reference should you ever want or need one. You really did not have to do as much as you did for us as we were happy at every stage. Wanted you to know that we are very pleased with the documents, thanks for your attention to the details."

    - Erik

  • "We have had continued compliments on our home and I always mention that it is due to a great design… that you were our most important subcontractor and (considering the scope of the project) our least expensive as well."

    - Ken & Jennifer

  • “I wanted to formally thank you for your creativity, detail, flexibility, schedule management, contractor interaction and design budget management. What started out with a conceptual photograph ended with the jewel of the Port Austin shoreline. The project remained exciting, challenging and rewarding throughout its duration from the start of the demolition to our move in. It was a pretty impressive schedule!

    Cindy and I are indebted to you for producing a family cottage which exceeded, in every way, our expectations and dreams."

    - Bill & Cindy

  • “The home is great and very comfortable.  Easy living I guess would best describe it.  Everyone that has stopped by loves it, and the design concept."

    - Lisa

  • "We enjoy our home more each day and find it to be a great respite.  Many thanks for your expertise!"

    - Ardele

  • “Great Job! I was looking over the drawings and they look perfect - thanks a lot. You really came through for me! I appreciate good help. Thanks for staying on top of it all the way you did!"

    - Paul

  • “You put in things that I would have never thought of and yet it all works together very well.”

    - Ron

  • “It’s been a lot of fun working with you, and we both think you’re doing an excellent job. As you know, we are in absolutely no hurry. The more I looked at other lake houses, the more I realized I want our project to be a truly unique one. A lot of lake houses seem to have the same look, and as we’ve discussed with this, we’re hoping we can create something different. We’re loving the ideas you’ve come up with.”

    - Chris & Elizabeth

  • “LOVE LOVE LOVE the kitchen! Seriously! It was the design (again) that made it so great! Thank you for your magic – you are amazing!”

    - Jennifer