New Hampshire Lake HouseCraftsman Exterior, Boston

Situated on the edge of New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Sunapee, this Craftsman-style shingle lake house peeks out from the towering pine trees that surround it. When the clients approached Cummings Architects, the lot consisted of 3 run-down buildings. The challenge was to create something that enhanced the property without overshadowing the landscape, while adhering to the strict zoning regulations that come with waterfront construction. The result is a design that encompassed all of the clients’ dreams and blends seamlessly into the gorgeous, forested lake-shore, as if the property was meant to have this house all along.

The ground floor of the main house is a spacious open concept that flows out to the stone patio area with fire pit. Wood flooring and natural fir bead-board ceilings pay homage to the trees and rugged landscape that surround the home. The gorgeous views are also captured in the upstairs living areas and third floor tower deck. The carriage house structure holds a cozy guest space with additional lake views, so that extended family and friends can all enjoy this vacation retreat together. Photo by Eric Roth

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laurieherr wrote:April 8, 2019
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    Cummings Architects

    Hello - It is a great color for this woodland setting!

    This is a color that the homeowner picked during construction.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Amy Vorpahl added this to ExteriorsMarch 2, 2020

craftsman wood coloring is interesting

Bonnie Wright added this to Lake House ArchitectureFebruary 8, 2020

But with bigger windows without divided panes

theniblocks added this to CottageJanuary 20, 2020

Exterior design for narrow lot.

Robin Lassy added this to ExteriorsJanuary 15, 2020

JL deck rail is nice, I like the shingle and the accented trim

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