Our clients tasked us to build a custom lakefront home, designed for family gatherings and entertaining. Floor plan consists of a main first floor; walk out lower level and expandable 2nd floor.
Owners wanted a house large enough for entertaining, yet “cozy”. Definitely not the “Museum feel” that some estates of the same size have. The words entertaining, open, and functional, were used many times in the design process.
The description wouldn’t be complete without mention of the lower level; this “Party Zone” Has a custom bar that rivals your favorite “Cheers” establishment! LVT tiles over the radiant heated floor were used throughout the lower level except for the theater which has plush carpet and the two baths, where porcelain tile was used. All cabinetry is custom built.
Relationship to Surroundings
The house sits on approx. 1/2 acre with 90’ of Lake Frontage on a slightly sloping lot.
Many unique features were incorporated into the home, such as a walk through pantry that leads to a “one of a kind” laundry room, with so much natural light, an obscure glass barn door was used to allow the natural light to pass into the interior rear hallway. Ceiling details were used such as a vaulted paneled ceiling in the Sunroom, and a “barrel “ceiling in the foyer.
Master Bath Spa
The spa like bath contains a steam shower and therapy tub, with mood lighting. The use of other sources of light allow the lighting to be “spa like” or adjusted for everyday tasks, the home incorporates smart technology and “Green” standards with spray foam insulation, and high efficiency everything...