ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

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MEET THE OWNER

Kara is a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. She moved to Kalamazoo from the shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. She remained in Kalamazoo because of it's youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction, which has since been realized. When she's not combing the earth for treasures to use in her kottages and working on DIY projects, she's often found enjoying such recreational sports as cross country skiing, biking, and kayaking. 

HISTORY

In 1996, Kara's decision to purchase her first multi-family home was originally driven by a fantasy of renting a beautiful and well maintained home to appreciative tenants seeking a peaceful quality of life in a carefully restored and renovated home.

Fast forward 15 years.. In 2011, after fulfilling her obligations to the house, her tenants and her mortgage holder, a decision was made to satisfy another demographic/demand and Kara's Kottages was born.

Good bye tenants, hello guests!

As an idealist that a better quality of life can derive from time spent in beautiful surroundings with good energy and with love, opening this home to the public was a natural progression.
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HISTORY

In 1996, Kara's decision to purchase her first multi-family home was originally driven by a fantasy of renting a beautiful and well maintained home to appreciative tenants seeking a peaceful quality of life in a carefully restored and renovated home.

Fast forward 15 years.. In 2011, after fulfilling her obligations to the house, her tenants and her mortgage company, a decision was made to seek out another demographic and Kara's Kottages was born. Good bye tenants, hello guests!

As an idealist that a better quality of life can derive from time spent in beautiful surroundings with good energy, opening her first home to the public was a natural progression for this, now retired landlord and paint contractor.
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OUR VIDEOS

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