Leed® Silver Lakeshore Cottage

In this sustainable lakeshore cottage, AMDG employed creative sustainable building methods without compromising the character and appeal of relaxed cottage living. Every room has a moment of surprise, from a relaxing view of the surrounding wooded sand dunes or appealing built-in bench at the stair landing. A loft-like ceiling space in the bunk room imitates the enchanting open expanse of a night sky.
Lakeshore cottage exterior
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The cottage is landscaped entirely with native plants and no turf thus requiring no irrigation.
“Cute” — pamdan2011
Lakeshore cottage porch
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Sustainable cottage covered porch in summer
“porch under porch idea.” — Phoebe Ottomeyer
Sustainable cottage fireplace
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“Basement floor” — cindoz
Sustainable Cottage room
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“Color” — Mary Beth Hauet
Sustainable cottage lavender room
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Instead of using traditional air conditioning methods, the cottage is also cooled using ‘extreme green’ ceiling fans that draw in fresh lake breezes. On a sweltering afternoon day with a cottage full of guests, the house is comfortable and still feels cool.
“plain” — Carole Hargrove
Lakeshore cottage back view
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Screened porch and exterior. The building is sited to protect the majority of the existing wooded lot located atop a small dune.
“Colors” — timchap
Lakeshore cottage exterior
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Screened porch. The property uses no concrete or asphalt for a 100% permeable lot.
“White trim?” — DIY Design Coach
“Windows & decks” — forten5
Sustainable cottage exterior porch
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“under deck” — jschaltz
Sustainable cottage exterior view
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Exterior view with patio area
“Color” — lemires
“Posts” — reinemonahan
Sustainable cottage porch in summer
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Wrap around porch in summer
“I like the barely there screened in porch, and color of the house!” — cgibson1219
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