The Sanctuary at St. Lazare Press Release

samctuary on spring lake


January 9, 2015



SPRING LAKE, MI – David C. Bos Homes, West Michigan’s premier custom home builder, announces the commencement of sales for The Sanctuary at St. Lazare, a new single-family, waterfront community located on Spring Lake. Construction of new homes will begin Spring of 2015.

The 23-acre property, located on the western shore of Spring Lake, has 32 building sites available with over 700 feet of waterfront exposure. The seven Lakefront sites range in size from ¾- to 1-acre and are priced from $680,000. Lakeview and Forested sites start at $52,000 and are between a ½-acre and ¾-acre in size. Each site is connected to all offered municipal services.

“There is such unique topography with its rolling hills and terrain that it allows us the exciting opportunity to design a myriad of different styles and configurations for the homes,” said David Bos, president and CEO of David C. Bos Homes.

The property was once the site of a summer retreat home for the Bretz family of Chicago. The Grand Rapids Catholic Diocese acquired the property in 1951. A 50-room spiritual Retreat House, Sanctuary, and Fellowship Center was constructed and operated under the Vincentian Brothers from Philadelphia until July of 2013.

Design of the Community is being completed in a manner that intentionally protects the integrity of the land. An existing groomed nature trail that runs along the ravines will remain in place. Sidewalks will follow the streetscape throughout the Community.

“We are excited by the opportunity to carry on the legacy and tradition of ‘Sanctuary’ by working with the existing topography and tree cover.” said Bos. “In addition, by being sensitive to the terrain, we’re able to still offer a completely walkable Community.”

The Sanctuary at St. Lazare is located within the Spring Lake School District and is close to the area’s extensive bike path system, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. It is designed to provide the availability and excitement of the nearby towns and cities while enjoying the seclusion of private, wooded, lakeside properties.

For more information on purchasing property at The Sanctuary at St. Lazare, call David C Bos Homes at 616-638-1545 or visit


David C. Bos Homes is a family-owned business that has been designing and building custom homes for over 40 years, spanning three generations. Each of the homes are built to utilize the latest technology to create a living space that is sustainable, efficient and stylish. Along with custom homebuilding, they also specialize in home renovation, remodeling, architecture and design.