San Diego architect, Tom Bolovan, designed this Arts and Crafts style home located on the "Gold Coast" at Clear Lake. The interior design was done by the owner and there was extensive use of reclaimed heart pine for the flooring and interior stairway balustrade. Natural field stone was used for much of the exterior veneer as well as on the many retaining walls and columns. In addition to the large exterior decks, there is a concrete patio that was built over a lake-toy storage area conveniently located in the lake yard.
An old cottage was demolished to make room for this beautiful lake home but care was taken to preserve an existing boat house and wood stairway to the lake. Lynn designed this home, using a floor plan from a previously built cottage and a photo of an exterior the owner provided, as a basis for this unique design. The exterior deck was constructed to protect the space below, so it could be used for outdoor living on rainy days. Provisions were made to allow for installation of roll up screens, which will offer the option of turning the space into a screened in area when desired. Year 'round living was the long range plan for the owner's of this lake home on Big Long Lake. The owners enjoyed this 4 bedroom home so much the first summer, the plans to make it their year 'round residence were expedited. We were [...]
Lake homes are generally a great investment and if you are willing to rent the home, the quality of that investment is enhanced. Designed by Mike Christoffersen, of Ft. Wayne , consideration in the layout of this home was given to not only make it a great vacation home for the owner's use but to make it attractive for multi-family rental as well. This was accomplished with bathrooms conveniently accessed from each bedroom as well as separate areas for entertainment. The homes interior was designed by the owner, with the assistance of Sharon Mullett of Accent Designs. Some of the unique features in this home were the use of art glass in place of balusters on the interior stairway balustrade and unique aluminum balustrade for the exterior deck railing. Fiber-cement board and batten siding and vinyl shakes were used on the exterior surfaces.
Len Mysliwiec from Lifespace Architects designed this lake home on Clear Lake to fit the relatively narrow lot like a glove. Sharon Mullett from Accent Design and the owner collaborated on the interior design of the home. If you are fortunate enough to be invited into this lovely home, you'll be amazed at how spacious and comfortable it feels and how it belies the fact that it is situated on a rather narrow lot.
Situated on the northern tip of Snow Lake, the best views of the lake were to the south of this property. Lynn designed this home with that in mind and was able to maximize the views from the great room, dining area, master bedroom, screened porch and deck.