A wooden sculpture atop a square wood pedestal just inside the door sets the tone for the mix of traditional mountain house pieces and modern accents in this updated take on a Lake Tahoe vacation home.
The living room's contemporary white upholstered chaise lounge, white floor lamps, antique wood side tables, and neutral floor to ceiling window curtains and window shades set the perfect sitting area for views of the outdoors and lake.
The main living space of this casual yet contemporary home on Lake Austin is entirely open concept with rugs helping to delineate different areas. Sliding glass doors on both sides of the residence make it easy to entertain indoors and out.
As seen on Vacation House for Free, Matt's open concept design for this spacious lake house allows the windows on all sides of the house to bring natural light into every room, keeping it warm, bright and inviting. See it at hgvt.com.
A long, modern dining table surrounded by Eames molded plastic side chairs has a view to the courtyard surrounding this modern, glass-walled house on Lake Lugano, Switzerland. The 3,658-square-foot structure was designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni and completed in 2010.
This cabin's original kitchen had a bump-out window, four feet deep, which cramped the deck on the other side of the wall. In the renovation, designers reconfigured that space with a sliding glass door that beautifully highlights views of Lake Tahoe and easily joins indoors and outdoors.
We like how designer Lynn Monday thinks in this home office-slash-bar on the showhome's upstairs level. A generous bar on one side is balanced by a sitting area and bookcases on the other, and the large room leads to a balcony with a glorious view of Lake Glenville.
Glass walls offer an uninterrupted view of the sleek, modern interior of this Lugano, Switzerland, home. The house looks out onto sculpted courtyard. On one side, a sleek, white fence offers privacy, and on the other, the home's hillside orientation opens it to sweeping views of the surrounding lake and mountains.
The large bi-fold glass doors with oil-rubbed bronze hinges painted white in the interior of the home allow fresh mountain air inside. The expansive doors flood the great room with lots of natural light and offer a wonderful view of the teal-looking lake, mountains and evergreens that surround the property.
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.
The homeowners were worried about the flow of rainwater on their property, so they wanted a retaining wall included in the design of their home's patio space that would divert water away from the home itself and down to Lake Minnetonka below. To accommodate this request, designers created a retaining wall from slabs of limestone that form a staircase leading from the upper patio area down to the lower pool and spa space. To add a little diversity to the design, limestone boulders were placed on the sides of the walkway, giving the feature a lovely aesthetic.