As with many older homes, this late 19th Century home off Lake Michigan has a formal plan that lacks the adaptability to a 21st Century family utilization.  The living room tucked off to the side of the 1st Floor and the formal entrance are rarely used and ignore much of the expansive yard.  This patio addition includes an outdoor kitchen and generous space intended to enhance the use and functionality of the home as well as reinforce its strong architectural character.