Wow, do I love this lake house designed by Crisp Architects.
The homeowners wanted a family retreat that would be a “multigenerational oasis” with a big kitchen open to the living room, extra sleeping areas for guests, and porches that take advantage of the water views.
Take a look!
A Family Lake House
What a dream bedroom this would be to have with the stone fireplace, built-ins, and windows with a lake view…
There’s a deck off the bedroom, too:
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Thanks to James Crisp for sharing it with us!
Oh my word. I’d like them to know that I’m available to house-sit, or visit, or clean, if they need that. Besides the naked-lady statue in the dining area, I wouldn’t change a thing!
Maybe you could “accidentally” knock her over with your vacuum. LOL
Lovely home. Not sure having a mud room off the front door is a good idea. That area can get messy.
Who wouldn’t love this home? Even without a lake, it is fabulous. It is just a beautiful classically designed home with just the right furnishings. A very talented team pulled this home together.
Alie B says
Beautiful! The perfect blend of country and cottage styles. The property and waterfront are gorgeous too. I love that the shoreline is natural and hasn’t been groomed to within an inch of its life.
WOW! is right. Sort of ironic Julia, I have several images of this house saved…and just YESTERDAY went through all 1300 plus photos Crisp Architects has on Houzz, and today you are featuring one of those houses. 🙂 I LOVE so many( okay, almost ALL) of his houses and the DETAILS in some are incredible!!! Classic!!!
THANKS so much Julia for you continual work on your blog!! It STILL brings a bright spot to my day!!!!
Aubry T says
Oh my, I am in love with the decor. The floorplan looks amazing too. I love how the pictures are taken (I think) in the late afternoon, showing the sun coming through the windows. This place seems like one of the ‘homiest’ houses i’ve seen on here so far. It’s grand but also very modest, the furnishings original and practical, not overly decorated. Very timeless. I hereby give it my stamp of approval.
Frances in England says
With a setting like that it would be hard to fail, but there are a lot of elements here that I like including (surprisingly for me) the exterior colour. And of course that deck…
Wow! I want those red and white checked wing back chairs!! What an amazing view!
Jimmy Crisp says
Thank you for your kind words and your great articles about our projects.
Swoooon! Heaven, I’m in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speeeeak…well anyway. I wouldn’t have to dance cheek to cheek in this lake house to feel like I was in heaven. For me, I’d pick something a little quirky for some of the furnishings for my taste and I’d prefer for the exterior one of those lovely deep blue/gray colours Benjamin Moore offers, but honestly, as if I wouldn’t just love to be there. The home is stunning and so well designed for the surroundings and the family gatherings!
Pretty house, but what’s with the art? There are two framed pictures (can’t tell whether photos or paintings) on either side of the deck door off the kitchen that look almost like TV’s with that black frame. (At first I was wondering why they had two TV’s on that wall.) Then one of those pictures is also propped on the mantel in the bedroom. Lovely architecture, though, and fabulous views.
Hmmm, normally I love anything by Crisp architects but this one doesn’t hit the spot for me. No white on the exterior gives it a bit of a drab look. I don’t like the 2 islands in the kitchen, they seem to crowd each other. The barn beams also seem a bit heavy and I usually like those too. All in all I’m not sure why I don’t like it. It almost seems as if the owner wanted things that really don’t work and they were included anyway, like the art someone else mentioned. On the other hand the family room is lovely as are many other elements as well. There’s just something off here that makes it less then perfect and perfect is what we usually see from Crisp Architects.
Ranell Morris says
Beautiful! EVERYTHING I have seen on blogs and Houzz from Crisp architects is amazing! The attention to detail, the craftsmanship, the flow, it reminds me of the way they used to build houses! They are my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing another gem!
Julie B.[Holland] says
This home is one the best best ones you’ve shared with us, thank you so much Julia ! I could not find one thing I would want to change. I could live here like others have posted with or without the lake.Happy Holidays to you and your family Julia…
Joy C Tassoni says
OMG, this house is so so beautiful in endless ways. Pure perfection. I just love love the view from the kitchen table over to the living area. WOW. Thanks so much Julia for bring us endless beautiful houses to look at. Don’t know what it is that makes me (& you) & so many others so happy to look at others houses but Thanks for filing that need. Have a great weekend & Happy Holidays!
amy Stricklin says
Beautifully designed home but the furnishings as dated. Even classic style can be contemporary, not your grandparents classic. I personally would love this home with updated colors in the decor. The exterior and kitchen are Great! Ditch the red wing backs and dark wood bar stools for sure!!