Have you ever dreamed of living in a calm place, surrounded by nature and a lake? This shingle style lake house is the kind of house that makes you feel you’re worlds away from all the noise of the city, all the pollution and traffic. All you have around are trees, water and fresh air.
Designed by interior designer Linda McDougald Design and built by Gabriel Builders,, this lake house has almost 6.000 sq ft, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms and plenty of space for family living and entertaining.
The exterior has cedar shake roof and siding, and Swannanoa stone. Architecturally speaking, this house inspires with its Nantucket style.
The interiors beautifully mix antiques and modern elements, while respecting the timeless architecture this shingle style lake house offers.
This house feels inviting and very elegant at the same time. I hope you enjoy it!
Shingle Style Lake House
The architect of this shingle style lake house is Jim Seward. Beautiful work!
The cedar shake that is used for the siding is stained in Sherwin Williams Blue Shadow semi-transparent. The trim is Benjamin Moore Winter Winter in semi-gloss.
The stone is Swannanoa Ashlar.
The door was custom made by Dallas Millworks.
This is a very elegant living room and it feels very open. The fireplace is the focal point of this room.
Dimensions: Ceiling ht: 20’3”. Mantle ht: 6’10” from floor, 5’4” from top of hearth.
The fireplace was fauxed to match the mirror frame. The screen was custom-designed by the designer.
Carrara marble was used on the fireplace. Timeless.
Paint Color: Walls: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Eggshell.
Trim: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Flat.
Ceiling: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Semi-Gloss.
This beautiful sofa is by Kravet.
I love creating an inviting reading corner like this one in living rooms. It makes the space more usable for the homeowners and the space don’t become used only when you have guests, but also enjoyed in a daily basis.
The side table is vintage and the drapery fabric is from Beacon Hill. The chair is by Lee Industries.
I like how the designer mixes new pieces with vintage ones, like this side table.
This bookcase adds extra storage while bringing some interest and texture to the living room.
This is an antique door that was taken apart and used as fixed panels.
This French chandelier is from Restoration Hardware.
The dining area feels calm and cozy. I like the serene hues found here.
The French door hardware is by Emtek (Brass Concord 2×10 Plate with Turino Lever in Pewter).
Light & Bright
The chairs and table are vintage and the rug is an antique.
Love is in the details… 😉
The cake pedestal is by Michael Aram.
The dimension of the kitchen area is 19’-6” x 15’-1”. It’s very spacious and great for cooking and entertaining.
The island countertop is 8′-3″ x 5′-0″ and the cabinet is 7′-4″ x 3′-5″.
The stools are by Lee Industries.
Crisp White Kitchen
This is a very bright, crisp white kitchen. The backsplash is by Florida Tile (FTI50601W3X6 White — 3×6 Running Bond). Pendants are from Restoration Hardware. Range is a 30″ Wolf.
Cabinet hardware are 6″ pulls from Restoration Hardware. The kitchen faucet is a Rohl Bridge Faucet (U.4719L) in Polished Chrome.
The countertops are Carrera Marble and the fridge/freezer is a 42″ Sub-Zero.
Paint Color: Cabinets:Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Semi-Gloss.
Walls: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Eggshell.
The dining area opens to the kitchen and to the patio. Practical floorplan.
I love how classy and elegant, yet simple this staircase feels. This space is all about the architecture.
The windows are by Jeld-Wen. Light fixture is the Victorian Hotel Pendant by Restoration Hardware.
A bedroom should always feel inviting and comfortable. Here, the designer combined beautiful upholstered pieces with mirrored ones. The result is a room that feels feminine and elegant.
Bed is by Hickory White and bedside table is by Lillian August.
The 19th century armoire is a gorgeous addition to the space.
Paint Color: Walls: Sherwin Williams SW6204 Sea Salt/ Eggshell.
Ceiling: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Flat.
Trim: Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White/ Semi-Gloss.
The floors are 6” wide white oak in random lengths. It is a custom stain but similar to dark walnut stain.
The bathroom mixes modern elements with timeless materials, such as white marble.
The vanities were custom made and stained in a custom dark espresso color.
The tile is Arabescato Marble and the window was custom made by the builder.
The bathroom faucet is by Rohl (AC107 LM Polished Nickel).
The tub is from Signature hardware.
The house is very private and surrounded by nature.
A look at the screened porch. This is my kind of porch… bug-free!
This is a great place to be in a sunny day.
Beautiful lake view! I love the Chippendale railings and the stone flooring.
The paint color on railings and ceiling is Sherwin Williams SW7011 Natural Choice. The beams are cedar and the stain is Blue Shadow from Sherwin Williams.
The chandelier is from Restoration Hardware.
Porch Dimensions: 28’x16’
The stone is Flagstone, Pennsylivania Blue Stone. Gorgeous material.
I love the fireplace screen and the lanterns. The material used on the fireplace is called “Swannanoa Stone” in Ashlar pattern.
Sources: Linda McDougald Design.
How are you doing today? Did you have enough time to relax during the weekend? I feel that there’s never enough time to do all I have to do during the weekends and I rarely find time to actually relax. But I have to say this weekend was great. I had time to redesigned my kids rooms (they’re growing and certain things had to go) and I also started planning my son’s 8th birthday that will be on Tuesday. I can’t wait for that!
So, I’m excited for this week… I know it will be a special one! I hope you feel the same about yours… embrace every moment of it!
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