Home on the Lake

With a beautiful lakeside view, the goal of this project was to bring the feeling of rippling water into the home. A swirl-patterned carpet echoed the effect of the waves and the color of the lake.

A  tambour-shaped tile – set in a vertical pattern – allows the fireplace to curve, similar to the exterior of a boat. Leather swivel chairs allow for easy television viewing. A game table placed at the edge of the living room greets the sunrise, and makes a perfect morning spot.

In the kitchen, each appliance is efficiently placed for gourmet cooking. A proofing oven was included. Guests can watch sports while the cook entertains at the counter. The floor, made of eucalyptus wood, is set at an angle to emphasize the feeling of spaciousness.

A stepped design in the cove ceiling in three areas adds dramatic dimension and detail. The feeling of rippling water is repeated in the dining area.  For privacy and light control, fabric, powered blinds are used.  A curved granite counter in Sea Island Green makes for a serving area that repeats the fluid feeling of lakeside living.

In the backsplash, real wood elements blend with slate stone leaves. The kitchen work space is extended with the Sea Island Green granite counter top.The shutter design makes them easy to clean. Most striking of all is the light fixture. Iron and faux stone provide a translucent glow.

Expanding to seat 12, this unusual table is a copy of an Irish design. Our gourmet clients also love entertaining large groups, and this provides the perfect solution.

On the staircase railing, the graceful calla lily design and art glass panels repeats the feeling of moving water. The rugs and accessories pick up the color of blue water.The calla lily design is repeated in the sconces that provide light to the stairway.

In the master bath, aqua mosaic in the backsplash echos the Sea Glass pattern. Atmospheric lighting enhances the room. The even tone it provides was created to be efficient for all bath use, including makeup application. Sconces are combined with recessed lighting.

The curved platform on the tub deck provided the perfect backdrop for an iridescent mosaic, repeating the Sea Glass material found in the vanity area.

Adding warmth, a see-through fireplace is visible from the mini-library and master bedroom. To create a quiet space, glass sliding doors in the mini-library can be closed.

Art glass is used in the entryway door as a way to add natural light and provide privacy. The shutters enhance the exterior view and provide a natural accent.

In the powder room bath, hand made iridescent tiles create a stair-step motif. Created by a local artist, a blown glass bowl was installed as a sink on a granite counter.

Cubbies and clothing hooks at the back entry of the home create a functional space. The indestructible quartz counter top and tile floor are as serviceable as they are attractive.  Drawers for housing those essential items are also found here.

This bar area protrudes over the stairwell to the lower level, expanding floor space and efficiency.