When choosing a builder and an architect for your custom lake home, you must take into account creating a home that is a true classic and will stand the test of time.
The homeowners of “Lake Porch Living” decided to build their dream lake home on a historical piece of property on a pristine lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Their goal, when selecting a prominent architect and a premier custom homebuilder was to create a luxury home that would be a true classic.
The home was designed to have many opportunities to relax and enjoy the lake views from a variety of places and spaces in the home and the porch. The veranda welcomes guests and offers a location to take in the scenery and unwind. The location of the home was once a glorious resort that welcomed Chicago’s elite at the turn of the century. The significant property deserved the thoughtful consideration of beauty and design that the owners of the former resort saw more than 100 years ago.
From lakeside, the home features the veranda that stretches the length of the home, along with second story balconies for quiet mornings to sip coffee. The heart of the home has a sweeping turret in the center of the living room. The room is bright and airy with a three story, two-sided stone fireplace. Other features include an open concept gourmet kitchen and family room, elegant butler’s pantry, lower level billiards room, sauna and home gym.
The backside of the home offers porches and nooks to escape the sun and unwind in a quiet place. The two story turret with floor to ceiling windows encloses the grand staircase on this side of the home.
The homeowners designed their luxury lake home keeping in mind their grown children and grandchildren. They created a space where friends and family can gather now and in the future. The master suite is on main floor with welcoming guest suites on the second floor. The home, designed thoughtfully, truly is a classic design and the look and feel is simply timeless. Like the hotel that sat on the same footprint in the late 1800’s, “Lake Porch Living” offers a grand, luxurious space where friends and family can gather and enjoy an immaculate lake. Colby Construction; timeless, exquisite and innovative.