Waterfront House Plans

A lake house can be anything from a tiny cabin for a weekend getaway to a full time palatial lake estate.  Therefore the term lake house plans covers a lot of territory.  There are also many different styles of lake homes.  Some people prefer a very rustic lake home with lots of stone and timbers while others prefer a more modern approach.  Regardless of the style, two things that are important in all lake home plans are the view and access to the lake.  No matter the size or style of your lake home, we can help.   We’ve been designing and more importantly, BUILDING lake homes for 25 years. We understand designing around difficult lots and designing for great views and access to the lake. Most lake home owners are looking for rustic elements that tie the home to the outdoors.  Many of our designs feature a mixture of stone, board and batten, and shake to give the home just enough of a rustic feel.  We also liberally use craftsman details such as dormers, brackets, and open rafters to give the design a feeling of quality.  The interior of lake house plans we have built typically feature stained trim and woodwork mixed with painted Sheetrock so that the home has a rustic yet modern feel.

All of our lake home designs take advantage of the views off the back of the house.  Family rooms, kitchens, dining areas, and bedrooms typically all have great views of the lake.  We also add plenty of outdoor space such as covered porches, screened porches, and patios to connect you with the outdoors.  An outdoor fireplace on a screened porch overlooking the lake is a feature that we love to add to any lake home design.

Access to the lake is critical in any lake home.  After all, the lake is why you came in the first place.  Most lake house plans include a basement or terrace level.  The terrace level is a great place for secondary bedrooms, recreation rooms, wet bars, and theater rooms.  We also have several designs that feature the main living areas on the Terrace or Lake level. We give careful thought to how you’ll get in and out of your home as you enjoy the lake.  Lake storage is very important.  Access to a bathroom near the lake is a priority for many lake home owners.  How about an outdoor shower for rinsing off before entering the house?  When it comes to lake home design, we’ve “been there and done that” and can help make sure your home meets your needs for years to come.

Acadia Mountain Cottage

  • Total Living Area: 1,402 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 1/2
  • Stories: 3
  • Style: Cottage, Rustic, Craftsman

Adirondack

  • Total Living Area: 2,850 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Mountain, Lake, Craftsman, Rustic

Alpine Lodge

  • Total Living Area: 2758 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 1/2
  • Stories: 1
  • Style: Rustic, Craftsman, Mountain, Lake, Lodge

Appalachia Mountain

  • Total Living Area: 1,989 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: A-Frame, Rustic, Mountain

Appalachia Mountain II

  • Total Living Area: 1989 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Rustic, Mountain, Craftsman, A-Frame, Lake

Appalachian Mountain III

  • Total Living Area: 1989 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 1/2
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Rustic, Lake, Mountain, Craftsman

Asheville Mountain

  • Total Living Area: 2,618 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 1/2
  • Stories: 3
  • Style: Lake, Mountain, Craftsman

Autumn Place

  • Total Living Area: 2,347 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Stories: two
  • Style: Cottage, Lake, Corner Lot

Banner Elk

  • Total Living Area: 2,052 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 1/2
  • Stories: 3
  • Style: Lakefront, Rustic, Craftsman

Banner Elk II

  • Total Living Area: 2,261 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 1/2
  • Stories: 3
  • Style: Mountain, Loft, Rustic

Banning Mills Lodge

  • Total Living Area: 2488 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 1/2
  • Stories: 3
  • Style: Rustic, Craftsman, Mountain, Lake, Lodge

Bent River Cottage

  • Total Living Area: 1946 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Rustic, Craftsman, Cottage, Small, Lake

Blue Ridge

  • Total Living Area: 2,450 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Stories: two
  • Style: Southern, Rustic, Garage

Butler's Mill Cottage

  • Total Living Area: 2,333 Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 1/2
  • Stories: 1 or 2
  • Style: Lake, cottage, mountain

Camp Creek Cabin

  • Total Living Area: 1,556 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Dogtrot, Cabin, Small