HISTORIC BUT NOT STUFFY. THAT was the design goal for a clubhouse expansion at the Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston, Mich., and architect James D. Nordlie hit a hole in one.

Details such as shingle siding, a trussed roof, and crisp, white trim evoke the casual boathouse style characteristic of the grand old resorts that dot Michigan's Great Lakes region. Yet a stately porte-cochere and generous verandas give the clubhouse an elegance suitable for any special occasion. At 30,000 square feet, the building houses meeting and banquet rooms, dining rooms and a grill, as well as locker rooms, a pro shop, and a fitness center.

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Category: Community recreation building or clubhouse; Entrant/Architect/Interior designer: Archiventure, Denver; Builder: Frank Rewold & Son, Rochester, Mich.; Developer: Oakhurst Golf and Country Club, Clarkston, Mich.; Landscape architect: Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architects, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Land planner: Seiber, Keast & Associates, Novi, Mich.

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