The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.
A stone retaining wall and trees speckled across the landscape create a sense of privacy at this lakeside home. The same stone used for the retaining wall blends into the exterior steps, siding and chimney.
An infinity-edge pool and elevated hot tub provide a spot of vivid color in this neutral, contemporary backyard. Blue lighting and glass tile adds drama to the space, and tiered walkways lead to comfortable spots for lounging, dining and relaxing at this luxurious, lakeside retreat.
Every lakeside retreat needs a spacious outdoor kitchen and grilling spot to host year-round parties. This living space is complete with an extra-large patio, retaining wall, dining area, fireplace, custom-built dining table and fireside sofa.
A contemporary outdoor kitchen adds to the convenience and luxury of this California home's backyard retreat. Lighted steps lead down to a lakeside seating area, and various tiers and terraces include spots for lounging, dining and swimming in the infinity-edge pool.
This 4,000 square foot retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina features an inviting pool and plenty of space to lounge outside in the sun or shade.
Outdoor drapery helped blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.