These clients reached out to us wanting to update their weekend home on Lake Lemon. They wanted us to conceive a design that would re-invent their beloved weekender, maintaining the intimate scale and proportion; while giving it a “wow factor” with upgrades throughout. Their hope was to have it ready for the upcoming boating season.
The house sits in a prime location on Lake Lemon about 50 feet from the water with an expansive 180-degree water view. Capitalizing on the view, the facade of the newly rebuilt home utilized a mid-century-modern unequal low spreading gable, 9 ft. high glass across the long gable width of the house, with a 6 ft. projecting sweptback cantilevered and tapered overhang (over the deck) in the form of a ships’ prow.
We relocated the kitchen and dining area to be directly connected to the expansive outdoor deck, also in a swept-back prow form. With the addition of a 32ft ridge beam and rafters, we were able to open up the floor plan completely. Our carpenters site-built the kitchen and other cabinetry utilizing kitchen doors and bits from the sentimental existing demoed kitchen cabinetry and built the long expansive deck, rails, and side stairs.
Our paint crew was able to get the indoor/outdoor cantilever beams just the right color and finish for the clients. The exterior color scheme of french blue and white reflect the lake/water feel the clients desired.
Our electrical team illuminated the indoor and outdoor spaces, plus designed and installed the custom lighted deck rail which helps set the proper mood for evenings on the lake.
We are so proud of this lake house project and the relationship we built with the clients. We wish them many wonderful evenings out on the lake.