The Village at Grand Traverse Commons


Traverse City,  Michigan
A 63-acre historic renovation of Victorian-Italianate buildings that once operated as a psychiatric hospital. Today, the ongoing restoration houses bakeries, coffee bars, restaurants, and Left Foot Charley, the city's first urban winery. No wonder bold-faced names such as chef Mario Batali and filmmaker Michael Moore kick back at their nearby vacation homes whenever they can.
Last Reviewed February 2012
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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.