Project Reveal: Lakeside Contemporary Home

Though all of our projects may differ in style, we approach each one with the desire to create a beautiful space that enhances the lives of our clients. Our Lakeside Contemporary project was an exciting challenge from the studs up with the goal to create a peaceful, comfortable, modern home that felt warm and inviting. It needed to be a place of refuge but also somewhere to gather with family and friends for years to come.

Living room with stone fireplace
kitchen island and bar stools

This was also an important life event for our clients - newly empty-nesters, who decided to take the plunge to full-time lakeside living. The narrow lot dictated the layout and structure of the home as well as interior selections.

powder bath custom lighting

At approximately 3,000 square feet and 3 stories high, the home hosts 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 living areas and an entertaining space on the third level. 

close up of bathtub with fireplace in bathroom
owner's suite bedroom

Balancing the clean lines of contemporary design with warmth was achieved by selecting natural materials and furnishings that also add texture. The cabinetry, dining table, and floating staircases are crafted of the most stunning warm and smooth walnut slabs, which are a nice contrast to the textured stone used throughout the home.

staircase with lighting

Well-appointed custom furnishings upholstered in handsome woven fabrics and dense wool rugs complete the design and soften the hard lines.

sitting room with yellow chairs

Design elements especially unique to this project include the custom designed stained glass windows, created by a local artist, that capture the essence of birch trees in fall - the homeowner’s favorite.

dining room with stained glass windows

Not to mention the 5 foot by 8 foot waterfall kitchen island made of 3 inch thick quartzite. Talk about a show-stopper! This contemporary lake home had it all!

contemporary kitchen

We are so thankful to have worked with such talented architects, builders, local artists, and craftsmen who helped make this dream home a reality for this family. Good design literally gives me chills. Handmade design solutions, a problem solved by collaboration, or an element that just works, are all incredibly satisfying. We hope you can find a bit of your own inspiration in the additional photos of the home below...

bathroom with tub by windows
bathroom with vanity
3rd floor entertaining room
outdoor porch with lake view
outdoor fireplace

Photographer: Jordan Powers Photography // Architect: Craftwell Architecture and Const. // Builder: Zetah Const. // Waterfall island: Terrazzo & Marble Supply // Countertops: Cambria // Stained Glass: Josphine A. Geiger Studio // Live Edge Dining Table: Fjelsted Nord


  1. Ana Young on February 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

    love it love it love it

    • Renae on March 31, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you Ana!

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