Project Description

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 undelveloped 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 will offer 3,048 sq. ft. of living area on two floors. There will be 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 will also have an oversized bonus room that will provide space for varied uses. There will be a unique recreation area with an overhead door that will also provide storage for off season lake toys. There will be a half-bath conveniently located off of this area to provide access that will not require traffic from outside through the home to the other powder room.

There will be a two-car garage that is sized to allow for off-season boat storage. Behind the rec. area will be another conditioned storage area. There will also be a very large screened porch overlooking the lake with a gas fireplace. This is in addition to the fireplace that will be located in the large open great room, dining and kitchen area. Quad paneled Andersen patio doors in this area will provide access to the screened porch and onto an open-air patio as well.