Age of the home: Originally built in 1948
Type of remodel: Main level, upper level, and exterior
Remodeling timeline: Eight months
Remodeling budget: $700,000
Before: The interior of the 5,000-square-foot home was outdated, the main floor layout was closed off—compartmentalizing the separate spaces, there was no direct access from the back of the home to the lake, and the exterior lacked curb appeal.
Challenges: Because the center body of the home is a cement house (that had been remodeled over the years), more planning was required with mechanicals and bearing walls.
Unique elements: This modern lakeside home brings together the best of both worlds: lake cottage/rustic elegance on a relaxing waterfront setting.