While the Lake Country area is considered by many of its residents the ideal community to live year round and raise a family, there are many families that choose to find lake homes as a summer retreat, living in urban communities during the school year. With outdoor activities and entertaining options decidedly slower during the winter months, city dwellers would consider this the best of both worlds.  Colby Care makes the maintenance of having second lake home absolutely worry free. Creating a luxury lake home retreat for long weekend escapes and a summer residence, with guest quarters to accommodate extended family and friends, provides families with a gift to share for generations.

The perfect summer and weekend retreat is one that combines effortless, casual style with elegant, luxurious details. With the modern materials, design and technology options available in custom built homes today, luxury, high-end living options and finishes does not need to entail more hassles with upkeep and maintenance. In fact, modern conveniences and advancements in home technology have made it much easier for a seasonal house to be spontaneously opened up for weekends throughout the year.

This recently completed custom built luxury lake house was created to be a weekend and summer retreat for the homeowners. With prime shoreline frontage on one of the loveliest lakes in the Lake Country area, the homeowner’s new sanctuary maximizes every inch of its magical setting. The home is ideally situated on the beautiful wooded lot, with the main entertaining and living spaces advantageously boasting exceptional lake views. Additionally, the beautifully terraced exterior provides a seamless flow from indoors to out, the bluestone patio transitioning into the pool area.

This spacious retreat was designed to accommodate multiple guests for the weekend, with practical yet creative spaces that encourage gatherings and sleepovers. The following images are examples of re-invented guest accommodations and vacation home sleeping quarters, designed to be practical, versatile and welcoming. The vaulted bonus room tucks cozy bunks against the wall, allowing for the generous room to accommodate couches, game tables, television screen and even a kitchenette on the opposite wall. The bright, cozy upper bedroom is an appealing sleep space, with 5 cozy beds cleverly situated to maximize sleeping capacity and comfort, boasting serene lake views.

The kitchen and great room generally function as the heart and soul of any home, and tend to be the main gathering space day and night for family weekend/ summer retreats, particularly when guests are in residence. The images below reveal the perfect balance between luxury and comfort in this spacious kitchen, with ample seating and open, airy layout, flowing easily into a cozy and casual living room. The clean, white lines throughout, endless windows and simple, elegant lighting let the natural beauty of the wood floors and exterior property to take center stage.