Sunset View

Packed with cottage attributes, an open floor plan featuring intimate spaces lends warmth and discerning character in this multi-seasonal, updated shingle-style shoreline home.

Columns, beams, half-walls and built-ins are among design elements creating a sense of separation. “The home offers a feeling of security through these architectural cues,” noted Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA of Visbeen Associates Inc. “Yet all of these spaces completely flow into one another.”

Opening to the kitchen and a double-sided fireplace, the dining room features a lounge area and curved booth that seats 6-8. When the space needs to accommodate a larger crowd, furniture in this sitting area can be traded for an expanded table and more chairs.

“On the other side of the fireplace, views of the lake expand because the hearth room drops down several steps, allowing for more glass,” Visbeen said. “Through the dining room you see the screened porch, which doesn’t interrupt views off to the side.”

Designed for year-round residency, the home’s rear entrance opens to abundant closets, laundry room, home management center, lockers and full bath.

A unique stair tower connects the home’s five levels. From the ground up, various rooms with inviting “not-so-big” appeal unfold: A guest suite upgrades and adds function to the plan’s crawl space. Up five steps from the front door, a home office or study keeps family members close to main living areas, but allows for privacy.

On the second floor, rooms are designed to nurture quality time together. Beyond an ample master suite, a creative children’s suite with spacious playroom offers flexibility. Two bedrooms open to one another through a shared bathroom; vanities on either side of the tub can be closed off by pocket door, affording privacy as each child grows. A third bedroom boasts an inventive built-in bed and roomy walk-in closet.

While a den with fireplace can be included in the master suite, left open on the second floor’s landing it invites family togetherness: “The family can nestle in here at night to read by the fire before bed,” Visbeen said. “In the morning, a front windows floods this space with light.”

Because this three-garage, lakefront home has no basement, a recreation room is factored into the attic level, which could also serve as guest room.
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Kids Workspace/Office
Ideabooks7,549
Questions6
“Brendan” — deanaeaton
Kids Workspace/Office
Ideabooks8,850
Questions8
“Cute Uniform Allows for kids to personalize their individual space” — amarylisledbetter
Sunset View
Ideabooks1,164
Questions2
“no runner on landings” — kafisher21
Kitchen Sink
Ideabooks3,803
Questions11
“Quartzite counters (gray) w. gray subway tile & white cabs” — tripcunningham
Kid's Bedroom with Built-In Bed
Ideabooks5,650
Questions6
“Dutch door in bedroom?” — coastalrevival
Kitchen Built-In Booth
Ideabooks4,733
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The kitchen features a family-friendly dining area with a large curved booth and a handy pass-through to the kitchen.
“Ben Moore paper white 1590” — ekmorelli
Kitchen Built-In Booth
Ideabooks2,254
Questions1
The kitchen features a family-friendly dining area with a large curved booth and a handy pass-through to the kitchen.
“pass through window (too small) and butcher block” — stephwallac1
Dining Room
Ideabooks5,314
Questions8
“butcher block pass through” — stephwallac1
Hearth Room
Ideabooks8,123
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The hearth/family room shares a double-sided fireplace with the adjacent dining room. Windows are in keeping with the home's updated Shingle Style.
“TV on wall instead of over fireplace” — Teresa Harkins
Girls' Rooms with Jack & Jill Bath
Ideabooks1,153
Questions7
“Wallpaper” — Vicki Brough
Staircase
Ideabooks5,846
Questions8
“Railing” — Theresa DenOuden
Kitchen Refrigerator & Built-Ins
Ideabooks3,083
Questions9
“Love that blue bookshelf.” — pmusel
Dining Room Built-In
Ideabooks403
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“Transition cabinet from pantry to kitchen-open shelves” — seatheriver
Back Hall Chalkboard Paint
Ideabooks686
Questions0
“chalk board with white wainscotting” — ERA Architects
Back Entry Hall
Ideabooks3,367
Questions6
“for Lukes room” — jcbowen
Staircase
Ideabooks459
Questions2
“Black handrail” — Conni Gutierrez
Bathroom
Ideabooks681
Questions3
“End tower” — harri04
Master Bedroom
Ideabooks2,341
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“bedroom” — tkeenandvm
Kitchen
Ideabooks6,609
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The open plan kitchen is sunny and bright and features the charm and character of the past with the full conveniences of the present
“School house lanterns” — kittykilhaney
Kid's Bedroom with Built-In Bed
Ideabooks4,997
Questions6
“The variety of sizes is kind of cool. Probably a mixture of these and full size ones” — Dan Allen
Master Bathroom
Ideabooks714
Questions4
“window” — mhdezell
Kitchen Refrigerator & Built-Ins
Ideabooks223
Questions3
“Interesting” — susang2004
Back Entry Lockers
Ideabooks3,176
Questions2
“Need closets in mud room, plus like the chalkboard” — jonmacs22
Laundry Room
Ideabooks10,283
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“Cabinets” — trankin63
Entry Hallway
Ideabooks2,859
Questions6
“Amazing color contrast” — angus123
Sunset View
Ideabooks114
Questions2
Packed with cottage attributes, Sunset View features an open floor plan without sacrificing intimate spaces. Detailed design elements and updated amenities add both warmth and character to this multi-seasonal, multi-level Shingle-style-inspired home.
“Varied exterior textures w siding & corners” — bitz8538
Sunset View
Ideabooks61
Questions1
Detailed design elements and updated amenities add both warmth and character to this multi-seasonal, multi-level Shingle-style-inspired home.
“Textures interest” — bitz8538
Sunset View
Ideabooks227
Questions3
Packed with cottage attributes, Sunset View features an open floor plan without sacrificing intimate spaces. Detailed design elements and updated amenities add both warmth and character to this multi-seasonal, multi-level Shingle-style-inspired home.
“Siding type -many combiniations (not color) garage doors shutters etc” — bitz8538
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