Lake Cottage on Clear Lake Built to Honor the Past

  • Lake view of cottage on Clear Lake

Project Description

Originally, the intention of the owner of the home situated on this site was to expand and update the structure. Having been in the family for many years, the existing cottage had grown tired and was in need of some improvements but was no less loved. After much consideration of the cost and design benefits of a new home compared to the proposed remodel and expansion, it became apparent that,  all things considered, the best option was to reluctantly allow the original home to be demolished and a new home to be built in its place.

Working closely with Lynn, the owners requested a design for the new vacation home that was similar to the existing home in many ways. This new cottage includes a walk-out basement and den/4th bedroom, which are additional spaces that were not available in the original home. The home has been designed for universal access as well, including the wider doors on the main floor and walk-in shower in the master bath.

The exterior of the home features fiber-cement siding and a metal standing seam roof. Cable railing on the lake-side decks allow for unobstructed views of beautiful Clear Lake.