Rustic Lake House - Elegant Finishes
Rustic Lake House - Exterior
This lakefront home situated in north western New Jersey is the inspiration of the owner who wanted to create a retreat from her life in NYC as a busy financial executive. The goal was to optimize the scenic aspect of the lake front site and improving the design and flow of the living space. It was important to the customer to preserve the character of the original rustic lak...More
Rustic Lake House - Family Room FirePlace
The original stone fireplace and hardwood floors were kept and restored.
Rustic Lake House - Stained Glass Windows
Exposed logs in the living room were restored and new custom stained glass panels fitted into old window openings.
Rustic Lake House - Master Bath Tub
The second floor was expanded and devoted entirely to the private living space for the owner. The master bath includes a freestanding whirlpool tub, overlooking the lake.
Rustic Lake House - Lake Level Bath Sink
A one-of a kind pedestal sink carved from a tree trunk is the focal point of the full bath on the lake level.
Rustic Lake House - Hardware
All new solid pine trim and wrought iron hardware were selected for their distinct craftsman style.
Rustic Lake House - Exterior Closeup
The steep narrow lake front lot presented a challenge for increasing the square footage of the home. The main foundation of the home was not changed. Part of the solution was to construct a two car garage at the street level and connect it to the house through the main floor. The lake level, previously a basement, was converted into living space which now includes a gym, bil...More
Rustic Lake House - Exterior Front Entry
This custom renovation project distinguishes itself by effectively combining the old and the new. From the unique rustic, craftsman style details, to modern energy efficient green products, they all come together beautifully to create a perfect, one-of-a-kind lakeside retreat.
Rustic Lake House - Wood Siding Closeup
This was the first home in New Jersey to feature Bark House siding, a product of Highland Craftsmen, a “green forest product manufacturer” based in North Carolina. The yellow poplar bark is a by product of the logging industry. The shingles are not chemically treated, require little or no maintenance, and can last up to 80 years. They perfectly compliment both the exterior a...More