The site for this new lake home under construction is on Eagle Island in Steuben County. The island is nestled between Lake James and Snow Lake and is a spectacular setting for the new lake cottage. The lot was undeveloped, which is a rarity for most lakes in northern Indiana.
Wetlands near the home presented substantial design challenges for Lynn and ultimately a variance was required to allow the home to be designed to meet the owners criteria. The result is a vacation home that offers 3,048 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. There are views of the lake from the ground floor owner’s bedroom, kitchen, dining and great room as well as two of three bedrooms on the second floor.
Besides the three bedrooms and two baths, the second floor has an oversized bonus room that provides space for varied uses as well. There is a unique recreation area with a full glass overhead door that also provides storage for off season lake toys. There is a half-bath conveniently located off of this area to provide access that doesn’t require traffic from outside through the home to the other powder room.
There is a two-car garage that is sized to allow for off-season boat storage. Behind the rec. area is another conditioned area for even more storage. There is also a very large screened porch overlooking the lake with a gas fireplace. This is in addition to the fireplace that is located in the large open great room, dining and kitchen area. Quad paneled Andersen patio doors in this area provide access to the screened porch and onto an open-air patio as well.