This lake home that had been in a family since the grandparents bought it back in the '40s. The multi-generational family had outgrown the one bathroom, outdated home. A tear-down was in order to incorporate modern amenities and give the entire home a fresh, sensible layout while maintaining its tranquility and rich history.
The team at Katherine Elizabeth Designs configured the rooms and finishes to take full advantage of the stunning sunsets and lake view. Just 10 steps away, the pier and small boathouse beckon. The same generous stones line the foundation and pillars as well as the indoor fireplace.
A curved mahogany bead board entrance greets guests walking into the foyer with its inlay of wood patterned into a nautical compass. A hickory floor with distressed edges, bronze hardware and antique mercury glass add to the authentic flavor of this beloved home.
In the kitchen, a sturdy island was designed to look as if it could have been there for 100 years. Lights overhead were encased in upside-down mason jars. A farmhouse sink, hand-worn cabinetry and tumbled stone backsplash all add to the casual, leisurely pace that captures the essence of this nostalgic retreat.
Scroll through the photos above to see how this project came together!