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6953 Burger Dr SE

Home #A

Grand Rapids, MI


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Sitting eye level with the Thornapple River, this Scandinavian modern ranch transformation was quite the design and build collaboration! Working within the existing 1950s slab on grade footprint had its challenges, but the owners trusted our team to create a brighter, more inviting space updated to their desired design aesthetic. To achieve this result, we added several beams to open up the living spaces as well as reconfigured many of the windows, including the riverfront wall of windows as well as the wrap-around corner windows. This transformation was a collaboration with Duffield Design and the result is a clean, modern design incorporating warm natural oak elements to contrast with the white slab cabinetry. The modified layout allows for gathering around the updated gas fireplace with the stunning custom white oak hearth and bench. Our structural and mechanical problem-solving skills were showcased in this remodel including our primary bath shower “tower” and bench to work around radiant heat and plumbing restrictions. We utilized all of the height of this space to make it feel much larger than the actual square footage. Valentino Designs was able to execute a beautiful design from the structural elements to the custom carpentry and tile for this riverfront transformation!


  • Subtitle: Home #A
  • Location: 6953 Burger Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Postal code: 49546
  • Property type: Remodel
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square footage: 2392
  • Price range not including lot value: $600,000 - $700,000
  • Is the home for sale?: No
  • Published contact name: Michael Valentino
  • Published email: valentino.designs.mi@gmail.com
  • Published phone #: 616 272 8174
  • Company website: https://www.valentinodesigns.biz/
  • Company bio: Valentino Designs delivers timeless designs and the highest quality building and renovation services in West Michigan. Our Design-Build firm offers a full range of services to meet our customer’s needs at all stages of the process. We build relationships to understand our clients and we strive for a positive experience from concept through the completion of your home!
  • Price range this builder company builds:: $700,000 - $2,000,000
  • Directions (include written, geo coordinates, and screenshot): From Downtown Grand Rapids take I-196 / I-96 East to exit 40 for Cascade Rd SE. Keep left at the fork. Continue East on Cascade Rd, then turn right on Thornapple River Dr South. Turn left on Burger Dr East and the destination is on the left.


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