Casual style living is reinforced with the owner’s interior finish selections, bright color palettes, and the design of custom millwork pieces and treatments throughout the home.
The floor plan encourages family togetherness with the open planning of the main level living / dining / kitchen areas, in addition to the open communication to the second floor loft, which has a short overlook to the open plan below and views out across Lake Maxincuckee. The children’s bedrooms all open to this study loft, which allows for and encourages interaction among the siblings. The window placement takes full advantage of the lake views and fills each room and space with an abundance of daylight, cross views, and air flow ventilation throughout the house. The oversized fireplace in the first floor living space becomes the cozy gathering spot for this family group as the winds and snow move across the lake on those cold winter days.
The use of natural materials links this lake home to its surroundings. The non-imposing, street-side view suggests a quiet ranch-style living, which explodes to the lakeside with wide open, panoramic views out onto Lake Maxincuckee. The main level, second floor, and lower walkout look out over the blue waters from the structure’s perch, setting atop an enhanced boulder bluff. The design offers several options for outdoor enjoyment: a patio terrace just above water level, a walkout patio laid with hand-chiselled blue stone slabs, and the main level deck areas. Screen porches further encourage the owners and their three children to enjoy the fresh outdoor air of this lakeside setting.