This week our team had the opportunity to photograph one of Colby Construction’s latest creations, The Hidden Pearl. The beautiful, elegant, custom home was ready for occupancy just in time for the holidays. The owners were so excited to be in their new luxury home and they decked the halls for Christmas immediately! While the yard, the lakefront and driveways are still to be completed, the interior is breathtaking and met the goals of the owners: a “Lake Elegance” home.
Today, take a look at this new home, a wonderful example of how to create Christmas elegance in your custom lake home.
Christmas Elegance in your Custom Lake Home
From the moment you step through the door, the calm serenity of the color pallet, combined with the crystal chandeliers and the marble counter tops, you feel a sense of calm fill you inside. The details that Colby Construction brought into the home truly exceeded the desires of the owners in making this their dream home. Their vision was very clear and well thought out, and Colby was able to build that vision, from the custom-built dining room table to the mirrored cabinets and built-in wet bar, every detail worked together perfectly.
There were challenges going into the project, including a high-water level due to the proximity of the lake. The home would not be able to have a full basement, but the owners wanted a place that they truly would “live” in and utilize all of the space. The lot also did not permit for a large garage. These challenges were creatively handled and the architect, owners and Colby Construction all worked together to provide the dream home that is now The Hidden Pearl. A four-foot basement was poured, and a hidden door allows this space to be used for more than just storage. Because of the lot shape and proximity to the road, the location only allowed for a two car garage. As an alternative, a gorgeous stand-alone garage was created, and the “garage” includes space for a wine cellar and gathering area. It’s a perfect place to entertain, just steps from the home.
Because it’s just one week before Christmas, we are so excited to share a sneak peek of the home and one of the photos. Along with this, enjoy a few snapshots taken that give a small taste the elegant photos yet to come.
Lake elegance was absolutely achieved in this custom designed lake home, and the name The Hidden Pearl describes it perfectly. We will share more of this home in the coming months, but enjoy this sneak preview for now. And, for more holiday ideas, check out last week’s post on Holiday Entertaining Made Easy.