Project Description

After dreaming of replacing the tired old cottage on this family property on Lake James, the owners have decided that the time has now come to move forward. The goals for the project are to provide more sleeping and bathing capacity as well as being able to enjoy the benefits of new amenities currently available in new homes.

The original concept for the home was created by local architect Phillip Breckler. With some subsequent adjustments by Lynn to meet some additional wishes by the owners as well as lot considerations, the result will be a beautiful 4,532 sq. ft. two and one-half story lake home. The design calls for five bedrooms plus a bunk room over the garage. The home will have 3 1/2 baths and two large entertainment areas overlooking the lake.

Due to the slope of the lot, it was decided that it made sense to use the area under the garage and street side porch for additional storage. This will be achieved by using precast concrete floor panels for the floor of the garage and porch. By doing so, the space created below will have concrete walls, floor and ceiling which will also serve as a great storm refuge.

The exterior of the home will be clad with low maintenance vinyl siding and shake as well as manufactured stone. The exterior deck will be constructed with long lasting composite materials.