Imagine finding a dream spot by a breathtaking lake and having the ability to build your dream vacation home on it. For Walter Russell, this dream became a reality after ten years of carefully planning this magnificent lake house.
Designed by architect Bobby McAlpine from “McAlpine Tankersley Architecture“, this property overlooks Lake Martin, in Alabama. The region is known for its inspiring vacation homes and its quiet surroundings.
The rustic interiors of this lake house were designed entirely with handcrafted materials and they show the homeowner’s taste in every detail. According to the architect, “this home acknowledges its owner, a gracious Southern lumberman. The design draws elegance from devices not typically found in residential architecture. There are elements of a chapel in the woods, rural schoolhouses, and old factory offices. It even has its feed-and-seed-store moments.”
The result is a home that exudes rustic interiors in a very classy and elegant way.
Lake House with Rustic Interiors
You’re embraced with dramatic interiors the moment you enter this chic vacation home. The living room is full of natural light and different textures make this space feel rich and warm.
Since this is a living room with massive proportions, the designer Susan Ferrier chose large-scale furnishings to keep the space feeling balanced.
Sofa is the “Castle Praha” sofa from Lee Industries. The “Cocktail” ottoman was designed by architect.
Chandelier is the “Foundry European”/Hand-Forged Iron #139-3-J1174 from Foundry Lighting.
Art at stairs (Misty Marvel): Stanton Home Furnishings.
A stone fireplace adds interest and scale to this living room. Also notice the cozy furniture layout.
Pair of tufted ottomans are the “Leather Cocktail Ottoman” #L1014-90, and ottoman fabric (“Flanders”/Coal), both from Lee Industries.
A charming spot to relax by the fire. Chair is the “Lyon” chair from Gregorius/Pineo.
Chair fabric: “Mica”/Pewter #10209-099 by Mokum.
Pillow in chair: “Argentina” #1015/002 from Dedar.
Throw is from Bloomingdale’s.
Floor lamp is the“Boston Floor Lamp” #SL1900 from Circa Lighting.
To balance the tone and textures, interior designer Susan Ferrier decided to use only subtle decor in the dining area. She added blue and green undertones to contrast with the dark stained wood.
A dramatic high-back bench and “Bongo” ottomans from Lee Industries mix with host chairs from Hickory Chair.
Oval dining table was custom made by Michael Lloyd. (phone # (334) 391-9761).
Pair of chairs at table are the “Country Occasional Chair” by Hickory Chair.
This rustic kitchen embraces the entire design approach of this home. Craftsmanship is fully expressed in the kitchen, with its custom-made cabinets and reclaimed wood floors.
Upholstered stools and a low-back dining bench are from the McAlpine Home Collection for Lee Industries.
Cabinetry hardware is by Baldwin Hardware (a favorite of mine as well).
Flooring is reclaimed wood with a hand-brushed custom finish.
Countertop is concrete.
Inspiring kitchen island with two large Kohler sinks fitted with Waterworks bridge-style faucets. The iron chandelier is from Foxglove Antiques.
A comfortable low-back tufted banquette upholstered in “Lotus Gray” fabric from Home Fabrics is perfect to not obscure the lake view.
Trim Paint Color: “Sherwin-Williams Seal Skin SW-7675”.
Table is the “Rockwell Adjustable 30-inch Round Table” by Four Hands #182023-213, through Furnitureland South.
Dining ottomans are the “Bongo Ottoman”from Lee Industries.
The homeowner personally reclaimed hundred-year-old wood from a plantation house and cotton gin. He then hand-planed the wood and devised a machine to create a wire-brush finish. This shows how much he loves this home!
The homeowner and the architect worked close on the incorporation of massive timber columns and salvaged wood for the walls, floors, and ceiling.
Chairs are the “Skirted Sled Chair” and chair fabric is the “Patton”/Khaki”, both from Lee Industries.
Table beside chairs are the “Reclaimed Lumber Console” #OW076 from CFC, customfurniturela.com.
Stain on walls are a combination of ebony and Jacobean finishes.
Railing paint: “Sherwin-Williams Sealskin SW-7675”.
The master bedroom mixes rustic finishes with tailored decor. I love this look!
The bed, a 54-inch-high camel-back upholstered king bed, was custom designed by Douglass Workroom.
Long lumbar pillow on bed is the “Valence”/Dove #11158-01 from Cowtan & Tout.
Bedding is by Donna Karan Collection.
Feminine touches add balance to this masculine bedroom.
Bedside table is the “Ascona Side Table”/Hand Rubbed Brown #GTAB277HBR from Noir Furniture.
Gorgeous inside and out! Great decor is found in this sitting area with expansive lake views.
Chandelier is the “Marigot Eight Light Chandelier” from Circa Lighting.
Sofa is the “Landau Devan Skirted Sofa” by Lee Industries. Sofa fabric: “Elements 09” #3655209 from Fabricut.
Long lumbar pillow on sofa: “Patterson”/Ivory #0212703 also from Fabricut.
I love how rustic and warm this bathroom feels. It’s so inviting!
The stunning “Margaux” tub from Waterworks is centered between twin vanities in the master bath.
The vanity countertop is concrete.
Sconces are the “Leopold Sconces” from Solaria. Available through Seibels.
The Pair of metal console tables are the “Industrial Cart Console” from Bobo Intriguing Objects.
Chandelier is vintage.
Decor and furnishings are subtle and sophisticated throughout this bedroom. I love the feel of this space.
Dramatic Gothic-arched windows frame the relaxing lake view in this sunroom.
Dining table is the “Industrial Iron and Wood” from South of Market.
All upholstered pieces are from Lee Industries.
Wrought Iron Chandelier
The gracious three-tiered wrought iron chandelier is from Laura Lee Designs. It adds rustic elegance to the sunroom.
This shingle style lake house is neither imposing nor pretentious and it blends perfectly with its natural surroundings.
Shingles are “Shakertown Cedar Shingles” by Mark Rutledge from Shakertown Cedar Shingles.
Windows are by Kolbe & Kolbe.
Surrounded by natural beauty.
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