Sunset View Lake House

 

Sunset View Lake House

This completely custom lake home was a wonderful project working with some clients with excellent taste and aesthetic sense. Wendy was able to incorporate all they wished for in the room layout and overall design and we were delighted with the final results!

Sunset View Lake House

Detail of front elevation from our plan, custom created for this project by Direct Home Design.

Sunset View Lake House

Nautical entry with barrel ceiling and modern shiplap. The transom window and multipanel glass and wood doors fill the space with natural light. Built in bookshelves offer visual interest and storage.

Sunset View Lake House

View from the living room out to the extended living area on the back patio, accessed by a 19ft bio-fold glass wall and custom retractable screens.

Sunset View Lake House

The entry area opens into the serene living room space, featuring a custom media center and bookcases. The trendy sliding barn doors hide away the TV and media items. A stunning 5 foot electric fireplace provides a focal point for the room. ("Allure" fireplace by Napoleon)

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Detail from our plan custom created for the fireplace and built in book case configuration in the living room. Created by Direct Home Design.

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View back from the other side of the living space, showing the wet bar between the entry area and the kitchen.

Sunset View Lake House

This stunning kitchen looks out directly on the lake, and the all-white shaker cabinets with lighted uppers enhance the fresh air feeling of the space. Wendy designed the kitchen with dual islands and ample serving area for entertaining. The larger island features reclaimed wood panels and corbels our client chose, echoing the hand scraped floors and creating visual interest.

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Note the custom pantry Wendy designed to the right... Double glass doors open inward, and the port hole window to the right adds lovely natural light. A countertop inside the pantry is the perfect place to store appliances or use for putting away groceries, choosing ingredients, etc. The living space to the left features a custom built in media

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Under mount farmhouse sink and two tone cabinets. We included a pop out outlet with USB and charging station on the end of the island for easy use made by Adorn by Legrand. Stainless steel appliances by KitchenAid.

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This entertainment-ready kitchen provides easy access to the back patio through a garage door style window and pass through.

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The eat-in kitchen area looks out over the water and patio space.

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Wendy designed this garage door style window to allow pass through from the patio space to the kitchen. The counter area provides an easy entertaining space as well. Behind you can see the outdoor kitchen, featuring a stone fireplace, Big Green Egg, gas grill, and Lynx dropped burner.

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This u-shaped utility room is unique in many ways. We incorporated a double sink that was special for our client - she had fond memories of washing her babies in it and now they are all grown! To the right (out of picture) is a hanging bar for drying items and open shelving for more storage. The artisan striped floor tile really makes the room pop.

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The refreshing master retreat features a cozy seating area. The white shiplap exterior wall is the perfect backdrop for the antique windmill tines our client found for over the bed. A sliding barn door opens to the master bath area.

Sunset View Lake House

The refreshing master retreat features a cozy seating area, which opens out onto the rear patio. The white shiplap exterior wall is the perfect backdrop for the antique windmill tines our client found for over the bed. A sliding barn door opens to the master bath area.

Sunset View Lake House

Wendy design custom vanities and extra storage for this beautiful master bath with unique tile and antique light fixtures.

Sunset View Lake House

Another view of the beautiful Master En Suite bath, highlighting the Coastal Gridscape shower glass and stylish art tile in the shower.

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Braight and airy stairwell.

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The cupola fills the upper landing and stairwell with natural light.

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Detail of the cupola and shiplap interior.

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The upstairs landing area doubles as a unique seating space, extra guest area (utilizing a day bed with trundle) and cozy TV nook. The ceiling feature partially shown here is a cupola, with shiplap lining the inside as you look up. The cupola windows at the top let in natural light and further open the space. Our client chose geometric area rugs which perfectly reflect the cupola shape, so fun!

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Restful upstairs bedroom cozily tucked into the eaves. Shiplap walls add to the charm and french doors open out on the balcony overlooking the lake.

Sunset View Lake House

Nautical guest bath features shiplap wall, fun antique porthole mirror, ceramic bowl sink and open storage below. Milk crates and a whimsical tile complete the look.

Sunset View Lake House

Restful upstairs bedroom looks out over the Live Oaks outside.

Sunset View Lake House

Restful upstairs bedroom cozily tucked into the eaves. French doors provide access to the large second story balcony.

Sunset View Lake House

Restful upstairs bedroom cozily tucked into the eaves.

Sunset View Lake House

Restful upstairs bedroom cozily tucked into the eaves.

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View of the wall mounted ladder leading up to the fun secret loft above!

Sunset View Lake House

Our client wanted to make a fun space for her kids, tucked up above the closet. Accessed by wall mounted industrial hand rails, this adorable hideway is every kid's dream! Lighted with electrical outlets, kids can peer down through the port hole to the world below. The shiplap ceiling completes the nautical look.

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Gorgeous second story balcony is accessible from all upstairs bedrooms.

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The back patio is an entertainer's dream, with special features that allow guests to enjoy year-round comfort. The ceiling contains recessed heating panels, providing warmth in cool months, while rotating fans cool in hot months. A garage door style window enables pass through of food and drink, opening the space to the kitchen.

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The back patio is directly on the waterfront, with easy access to the boat dock. This view shows the recessed ceiling heaters and oscillating ceiling fans.

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Detail showing the stone steps leading the way down from the patio to the boat dock area. This view shows the recessed ceiling heaters and oscillating ceiling fans.

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Rear view of home, showing side garage entrance, balconies and cupola.