Official Lake House Renderings

Hey, I FINALLY have some actual house renderings to show you instead of my sad attempts at drawing them. I definitely did not miss my calling as an architect. These are 3D renderings that our general contractor’s wife was so nice to make for me to share with you all. They aren’t completely accurate because some of the windows and details show up a bit wonky in her program, but you can get a much better idea of the house than what I showed you before.

Here is the street side, or the back of the house (even though it has the front door… I know, don’t get me going on this whole lake front, property front vs back situation. It’s confusing, but typically on a lake front property the lake side is the front and the back is the street side):

Lake House exterior

Ignore all that grey beneath the house that is just showing the basement wall that is underground. The details on this side that will be a little different in person are those window bump outs will be white paneled instead of the shake siding and there will be window boxes on them (you know I had to have my window boxes!). It’s hard to tell, but there is a really cool pergola detail over the garage doors as well.

Also those white things on either side of the front door, which is hard to see from this angle there are really cute built in paneled benches with windows above them, that I can’t wait to decorate for the seasons.

Ok, onto the lake side, or the “front” of the house.

Lake House Exterior

So, the detail that looks a bit wonky on this side is that 2nd row of windows on the living room. There are just 4 square windows above there, but the trim between the upper and lower windows is showing up a little goofy. This room is going to have vaulted 16 foot ceilings with a really cool beam treatment that I’m so excited about!

Lake House Exterior Plans

Also, where it shows black roof there will be metal accent roof (haven’t decided what color yet). Where you see the big blank space to the left of the double doors, underneath another pergola, will be an outdoor shower area. Having the kids swimming in both the pool and the lake is going to be a challenge to keep the water clean in the pool so we are hoping adding this shower down here to rinse off with will help.

Lake House Exterior

So, just to refresh your memory the big bumped out section in the middle holds the upstairs living room and the downstairs kid zone family room. That deck on the right is our master bedroom, the deck on the left is off the dining room, and the kids rooms are beneath the two decks. The bumped out window on the back is the mud room and the windows on either side are the 1/2 bath and laundry.

There will also be a few more details in the peaks and some different brackets that aren’t shown as well, but hopefully this gives you a better idea of the direction we are going!

The old house and a few dead trees are coming down later this week so I will snap a few photos of the new view and post those soon!

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  1. You’re new home is going to be beautiful! How many sq. Ft. Total is it going to be.? What a beautiful view you will have.

  2. Kelly, I have followed you from the beginning. In fact, we started our blogs within months of each other but I quit after a year. Not for me. I must say,mI really like how you share your blog and home. You post when you can and you always have family aka real life as a priority. You also only post quality things so while it may not be 4 posts a week, I know it wasn’t just something thrown together to be a post! I am pretty tired of the “how I turned this cracker box into a planter with hot glue, burlap, plastic bags, and skittles.” You get the picture ?. Anyway,thanks for always sharing your beautiful designs and crafts.

    1. Ha you totally made me laugh out loud at the cracker box and skittles!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, I always struggle with balancing it all and feel like I’m not posting enough so I appreciate your understanding :)

  3. Wow! Love! So is the old house actually being Demolished? Or remodeled? I love it! We have been remodeling a 41 year old lake house for 3 years. But it’s a blast! Thanks for keeping us informed! So excited about your vision!

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