Demolition of the existing cottage has commenced to make way for the new home to be constructed on a gorgeous lot at Sowless Bay on Lake James. The owners originally contacted Lynn about the prospect of renovating and expanding the existing cottage. Plans and pricing for the project were finalized but the owners revealed that they were curious how a demolition and new build would compare to the remodel/expansion.
Interestingly, the new home Lynn designed, as instructed by the owners, was very similar to the layout that was proposed for the remodel and addition. After comparing the cost for each project it was decided that the difference between the two projects was insignificant enough to make the demo/new project the logical choice.
The new home will boast 4,181 sq. ft. of living area on two floors with another 2,896 sq. ft. of finished area in the walk-out basement. There will be four bedrooms and four full baths and a powder room. The home will have a 3-car garage as well as a separate one-car garage. There will also be a large lake-toy storage area accessed by an overhead door facing the lake.
A library, bonus room, exercise room and theatre are all part of this marvelous mid century modern design. A large covered deck with gas fireplace will be access from the lower level by a spiral stairs that was saved from the existing home. The views of the lake from the many areas inside the home will be provided by expansive windows in unique combinations.