We’ve been asked to return to the site of our very first project at Clear Lake which was completed 30 years ago. That project entailed a rebuild and vertical expansion of an existing cottage initially constructed in 1934. Reconstructing the home on the existing footprint was dictated by an ordinance requiring the use of that approach to maintain two separate dwellings on the site.
A similar ordinance is in effect currently and has led the family to follow the same approach for much the same reasoning. The existing lakeside cottage will be dismantled (mostly by hand) down to the existing lower level walls and foundation. When the home is reconstructed, it will be expanded vertically to a total of 2,284 sq. ft. of living area from the existing 1,430 sq. ft.
The rebuilt vacation home will have 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths plus a powder room. In addition to a large great room on the main level there will be a bonus room on the upper floor to provide a second activity area. A large island in the kitchen will double as a prep area and dining surface. A generously sized laundry room will be conveniently located just off of the kitchen.
The exterior will be clad in manufactured stone and fiber-cement board & batten siding. The floor boards and railing will be replaced with composite materials on the exterior deck. We believe Lynn has designed a lake home that uses the available space to it’s maximum efficiency. Even though the layout and exterior design was constrained by following the existing footprint, we believe this vacation home would work very well had there not been any constraints in place.