Lake House Exterior – Street Side

I hope you all had a fantastic long holiday weekend! Labor day is always sad around here as it is typically the day everyone pulls their docks and boats out for the year. It definitely gets quiet on the lake once summer is over. We had a pretty lazy Labor Day watching movies with the kids. We introduced them to The Never Ending Story and my daughter said “When was this movie made??”

I replied “the 80’s”

She said “Well that explains why the music is so bad…”


Charcoal Grey and White Siding Lake House

As a child of the 80’s I can say truer words were never spoken…

Then I threatened to perm her bangs ;)

A lake house with gray siding

With the colder temps, I’m starting to think about fall decorating, but I barely have my house put together let alone adding in fall decor, so I don’t think I’m going to make it happen this year. One space I do hope to at least make a little fall-ish is the front porch. This made me realize I never shared the completed street side of the house with you all. The sun peeked out for a little bit this morning after the rain, and I snapped a few shots so pardon the puddles.

A lake house front porch with benches

I love having these benches on the front porch. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with my coffee while my kids ride their bikes. All these pillows are just leftovers from the last house. I never quite found the right pillows for out here this summer, so the search continues.

I also was late to the game to buy planters for the front, by the time I got around to it back to school supplies were in stores! Thankfully I borrowed these old ones from my mom’s garage and plopped some clearance hydrangeas in them. I’ll probably transplant them somewhere now that summer is over.

A large lawn in front of a house

The guys did such an amazing job building the pergola over the garage and I love the character it adds to this side of the house.

Window boxes planted with flowers

You know I had to have flower boxes again (check out my flower box tips here) although having just 2 boxes versus the 7 I had at the last house has been less time consuming thankfully. I went with a mix of double impatiens, regular impatiens, and creeping jenny as the front of the house is mostly shady. They are starting to dwindle a bit with the cooler temps, but they were really pretty.

A large lawn in front of a house

I shared the lakeside of our home before, but I’ll share again in case you are new here. I’m really happy with how the dark siding turned out with the white trim, and I’m so glad we took the chance to go with a darker color.

A large lawn in front of a house

A large green lawn in front of a house


Siding – Vinyl shake siding by Mastic in the color Natural Slate

Front Door – Thermatru

Windows – NorthStar

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  1. Crikey Kelly, can your home be more beautiful?! And it will be this beautiful no matter what time of year. Kudos again to you, your husband, and the entire team that made it happen. Cheers and happy fall, Ardith

    1. Thanks so much Ardith, I’m very excited to experience all the different seasons here, the kids are excited about having a hill to sled down :)

  2. I am new to your blog & just love it. Your house is beautiful. I like the darker color with the white trim. It looks so much like the dream house I have in my head, lol!

  3. Thank you for providing me such beautiful leverage in the “let’s move to the lake” discussions at our house. My husband wants to go. I want to stay. But…. I keep telling him if he finds me one of these I’m in!

  4. So beautiful!
    Is it possible to get info about these benches please?
    Did you build it or buy it? They are so charming. Love it.
    Decorating our front porch still remains a real challenge for me. Some tips and advices will be appreciated in an other post. :)

    1. Hi Sanda, the trim guys build them for us. I’m hoping to decorate the porch for fall soon and share with you all but it’s going to be in the 80’s all week, not feeling like fall that’s for sure!

  5. Love love LOVE IT!!!!! Class all the way!!! I too am looking forward to some pics of the fall foliage around the lake!!! Blessings from Missouri!!!

  6. Love all of this & your former house! I need you to build me a perfect lakehouse! It’s all perfection.

  7. WOW, you home’s exterior has really come together! I especially love the trim around your front windows and the arbor over the garage doors. Nice! I’ve pinned several pictures of those features to save and hopefully incorporate into our next home. A job well done!

      1. I have recently found your blog and I am enjoying your decorating tips! My husband and I are building a new home in the spring…what is the approximate square footage of your home

          1. Absolutely gorgeous! We are designing a home for our lake lot and love the exterior. We would love to see the interior layout and rough dimensions if you wouldn’t mind sharing.

          2. Hi Troy, unfortunately, I’m unable to share our plans due to an agreement with my architect. You can get a good feel for the plan if you watch my saved stories on Instagram – thanks!

  8. Have followed your blog since well before the new house and loved watching it come to completion. It’s simply splendid, in all aspects!
    It would be nice to see a post focusing on landscaping before it gets cold (I’m a gardener and all I have seen so far is teasers). Also, I am looking forward to seeing views of awesome fall color from all your wonderful lakeside windows (the light in your home is wonderful). Blog on, gal!

    1. Oh shoot that would have been a good idea, a lot of our stuff is looking pretty beat up already by the cold snap we had the other week. I’ll be sure to blog about the landscaping in the spring though! Thanks for sticking with me so long :)

  9. Looks so good with your colors you chose for your house. Love your window boxes. What will you place in them over the Fall and Winter?
    You did a great job.

  10. Beautiful. Love all the windows to let the natural light shine in but I sure wouldn’t like to be the person to clean them all.

      1. Beautiful! What color paint did you use for the exterior of the house? We are about to paint our house & I love this color!

          1. If you follow me on instagram I have the color matched formula saved to my Q&A highlights but I also know several people have gotten a sample of our siding and had it color matched. Our siding is by Mastic the color is Natural Slate.

    1. Beautiful house and I love the color scheme. Could you please share the siding material and color? We are about to start building a lake home and this info would be super helpful. Thank you!

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