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Lakeside Retreat

Retreat \Re-treat”\, n.
A place affording peace, quiet, privacy, seclusion, retirement or solitude.

“I really wanted it to feel warm, cozy and cottagey.”

—The Home Owner, Laurie, quoted during an interview for a Coastal Living article

Lakeside Retreat

A new stair location with new materials and detailing brightens and revives a forgotten entrance.

The original door was hidden in a dark corner — moving the stair infused the entry with light and a view of the two principal entrances opening on opposite sides of the space.

Lakeside Retreat

The new main entry has a cozy fire and space to greet guests warmly.

Lakeside Retreat

The great room is the central gathering space for friends and family, the perfect place to curl up by the fire.

A plain interior is reconceived with a more inviting palette of colors, materials and special relationship.

Lakeside Retreat

By removing the enclosing walls the once dark and isolated kitchen joins the great room and family life.

The original galley kitchen was bisected by a hall to the front entrance and powder room that consumed valuable work area and congested the space with traffic.

Lakeside Retreat

The great room has two eating areas. Each has its own way of relating to the deck and waterfront beyond. With the enormous doors slid completely open, the table almost feels like it’s outside.

“We don’t need visitors to enjoy the guesthouse, sometimes we wander down from the main house just to savor a glass of wine or watch the sunset — we love spending time in this place so much.”

—The Home Owner, Laurie, quoted during an interview for a Coastal Living article

Lakeside Retreat

The deck doors slide open to a spacious deck and a broad lakeside view

Lakeside Retreat

New windows and refined details transform the existing beach house into a warm and inviting showcase retreat. (Doors closed).

Lakeside Retreat

The evening breeze is welcomed to the interior through the sweeping great room doors. (Doors open).