When you live on the lake, it makes sense to use home design elements that allow you to make the most of the natural beauty of the outdoors. Our Coastal Cove House is a good example of the beautiful lakefront homes we’ve designed, and you may be able to glean some ideas from it for use in your own lake house design.
A wrap-around porch, finished in shiny, natural wood gives you a place to enjoy the fresh air and the scenery on the lake. The porch’s generous width makes it possible to set up an entire dining table on it, and enjoy your meals surrounded by nature. Steps work their way down to the sandy beach, and railing surround the whole porch for a balanced look.
The gabled living room includes a fireplace to make you feel warm and cozy on stormy nights near the lake. Yet, with the open windows found on all sides of the building, you can look out onto the waters and feel like you’re a part of their majesty.
A coastal-style kitchen, fitted with natural, light wood cabinets and a kitchen island with a natural wood top, adds a cottage-style appeal to the home. Windows found above the counter tops towards the gabled ceiling allow plenty of light to shine in, and hanging pendant lights add a glowing ambiance.
To discuss these and other design elements we love to use in lakefront homes, contact Gelotte Hommas Architecture. We’d love to help you design the spacious, relaxing home you’ve always wanted.