Project Description

With an eye towards retirement, the owners of a beautiful homesite overlooking Sawmill Lake in Kosciusko County contacted Lynn about designing a home for them. The sloping lot with abundant shoreline provided a nice palette on which Lynn could use to design a home that will meet the needs and wishes of the owners.

With many interests, the owners were very clear in what they wanted in a lake home and many of those desires will be met in this design. A heated separate garage connected to the home by a covered porch will serve the dual purposes of a shop and offseason boat storage. A craft room in the lower level was also high on the list of wishes as well as a trophy room that was incorporated into the floor plan.

A large exterior composite deck and secluded hot tub patio will provide outdoor entertainment areas and a concrete ramp to the shoreline at the bottom of the hill are just some of the offerings in this well-thought-out design. A screened in porch will provide yet another place to enjoy outdoors on the lake. The exterior will be clad in low-maintenance vinyl shake/lap siding and manufactured stone.

Then interior of this lake home will offer 2,408 sq. ft. of living area on the two upper levels with an additional 1,447 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. There will be 3 bedrooms and bunk room that will accompany the 3 1/2 baths. A loft will overlook the great room and will offer stunning views of the lake from those two areas. The home will be conditioned by two separate conventional heating/cooling forced air systems. Hot water will be provided by an on-demand gas tankless water heater which will save energy when there is low occupancy but will meet every need for those busy summer holiday weekends.