Gaines Group Architects

DPHouse Lake House Rendering copy

Lake House Plan

The Lake House creates a dynamic place to escape the hustle of daily life in a setting that invites in nature and provides comfort and peace.  Large open spaces and plenty of natural daylight provide a wonderful space that brings the family together and is a great place to host neighborhood gatherings. This petite 2,100 sf retreat is the perfect size for a family vacation home along a lake front or your dream retirement get-away. The attached office space allows for getting your work done while never leaving home – but allows you to leave work at work. The grand veranda encourages gatherings outside to enjoy the sounds of nature and the views over your property. Downstairs you enter the double height entry room, with stairs to the second level  and a first floor Master Suite.  Passing through that transition space, you will find the great room that offers flexibility in furnishing and entertaining while the hearth anchors the space giving it that added level of sophistication. The open kitchen is nestled in the middle of the house creating a center for activity. This space was designed with the cook in mind, offering functionality and efficiency, along with plenty of storage.  The large first floor master features a functional bathroom with a curbless shower, and easy access to a private outdoor deck. Heading up the stairs to the second floor, you enter the versatile loft area, allowing for a playroom, craft room, or lounge space, meeting the ever-changing needs of a growing family.  From the loft space, you can look down over the great room and out over the views to the front of the house.  Off of the loft, you will find access to two large bedrooms, a jack-and-jill bath and a laundry room. Whether nestled along the shore, perched among meadows, or located in the city, this dynamic family home will provide you with all the modern comforts while minimizing your environmental footprint.