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A Custom Home Family Lake Retreat – Modern Belle

Colby Construction recently completed the final touches on a beautiful vacation home we call Modern Belle. The name selected for the home truly reflects the grace and style of this gem. The simple, clean lines of this home make you feel instantly relaxed. It’s no surprise this will be a respite for the owners to escape too and enjoy family and friends in a space that truly allows for entertaining, gathering and relaxation.

Trend Setting

The home boosts many of the top trends in design throughout, starting with the black-framed windows. The black-framed window has emerged as a favorite in new home trends and design. The look is elegant and edgy at the same time. Adding a bold definition to the architecture of the home, they really make the windows pop. The use of the black framing creates a contemporary, intentional and sophisticated look to the house. It’s a very modern, unexpected twist. When you approach Modern Belle from the driveway, the classic white home with this contrast of black instantly draws you in.

Bringing the Outside In

Moving throughout this open concept home, you are immediately drawn by the architectural design that brings the illusion of the exterior and interior space feeling like one, drawing the outside in and the inside out. The folding doors in the hall walkway create a full opening that flows from the lakeside porch out to the homes backside patio. The two-story screen porch takes you from the lower level pool and bar to an upper level haven where you can relax by the fireplace on giant porch swing or entertain guests at the dining table.  Everywhere you look there is another notable detail.

Neutral & Natural

Another current trend that is used throughout the home is the use of neutral décor. With the rich color scheme throughout being black and white with neutral furnishings, the home feels timeless in style. Natural elements have also been brought into the home. The use of elements like the birch bark wallpaper in the office, concrete floors in the lower level and the concrete sink basins all showcase the home design trend of a more a natural-feeling territory. These elements enhance the home with a more welcoming and calming atmosphere.

A Space to Gather

This entire home allows for the family to share their treasured retreat with friends and family. Some of the unique features that create the perfect atmosphere for weekend get away include the girls and boys bunk room. The separate suites feature double built in bunk beds with pull out trundles, spacious adjoining bathrooms with concrete trough style sinks, and even a step through shower that leads to the pool!

The lower level also has a modern bar, game room and family room area. The slide up garage door in the bar creates sitting for the bar inside and out! The lower level also features a gracious guestroom with an en-suite bathroom. A stand-alone garage and guest quarters allows the company extra space in this charming cottage.

Spacious outdoor sitting areas allow a place for everyone, whether you’re relaxing by the pool, napping on the upper deck, sipping a cocktail at the bar or settling in at the fire pit, there is a place for everyone. Modern simplicity, elegance, style and serenity, Modern Belle has it all. To view all of the photos, see our gallery here.

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