lake house decorating Porch Ideas
Stuart Wade, Envision Web
Lake Burton is a 2,775 acre man-made lake with 62 miles of shoreline located in the northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County. It is the first lake in a five-lake series called the Tallulah River Watershed that follows the original course of the Tallulah River. The series of lakes starts with Lake Burton as the northernmost lake followed by Lake Seed, Lake Rabun, Lake Tallulah Falls and the eastern arm of Lake Tugalo (the western arm is formed by the Chattooga River. The lakes are owned and operated by the Georgia Power Company to generate hydroelectric energy for Georgia's largest city, Atlanta. At one time these lakes were the largest producers of electricity in the state of Georgia. Now, they only provide peak power supply.
The lake was built in a deep valley located along a 10 mile section of the Tallulah River. The Lake Burton Dam was closed on December 22, 1919 and the lake started to fill. The dam is a gravity concrete dam, with a height of 128 feet and a span of 1,100 feet. The spillway is equipped with eight gates 22 feet wide by 6.6 feet high. The total capacity at an elevation of 1,866.6 feet is 108,000 acre-ft, of which 106,000 acre-ft is usable storage. The generating capacity of the dam is 6,120 kilowatts (two units).Lake Burton is the highest Georgia Power lake in Georgia.
Lake Burton gets its named from the town of Burton, which was the second largest town in Rabun County with a population of approximately 200 but now lies below the lake's surface. The town (and the lake) was named after local prominent citizen Jeremiah Burton and was situated along the road from Clayton, Georgia to the Nacoochee Valley. Andrew Jackson Ritchie served as the postmaster for the area for several years. Gold was first discovered in Rabun County where Dicks Creek and the Tallulah River come together and was the reason for the town's founding in the early 1800s.
The Lake Burton Fish Hatchery and Moccasin Creek State Park are located on the western side of the lake. Lake Burton is home to several species of fish, including Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Catfish, Walleye, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch.
The residents of Lake Burton are a mix of permanent residents and seasonal vacationers who together make-up the Lake Burton Civic Association, a local organization who goal is to maintain the lake through volunteer clean-ups and other such events. Let a Lake Burton resident and expert show you the way
The Lake Burton Civic Association is an active homeowners association for residents of the Lake Burton area and sponsors many events throughout the year such as:
no, no, no even if it means ZERO bugs! - jkhague
Front porch decorated for the holidays. Garland, lights, angels
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Love the lighted garland around arch and the lit trees in pots - lthiessen12
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This is an example of a rustic porch design in Burlington.
Mix in a few paper lanterns of one or two colors on stringed lights? - heather_cirre
On the site of an old family summer cottage, nestled on a lake in upstate New York, rests this newly constructed year round residence. The house is designed for two, yet provides plenty of space for adult children and grandchildren to come and visit. The serenity of the lake is captured with an open floor plan, anchored by fireplaces to cozy up to. The public side of the house presents a subdued presence with a courtyard enclosed by three wings of the house.
Photo Credit: David Lamb
interesting style but wood is too yellow - jkhague
photography by Rob Karosis
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Make a storage area with underneath area? - betsylinder
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Like the wood and metal finishes of this overhang. - secretia923
This outdoor living space provides the perfect setting to enjoy a fire while gazing across the water. Modern Rustic Living at its best.
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This is the plan I originally liked 1500 top floor - cindybement
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I think this is the "shiplap" that we looked at in the master bedroom at the 5T model. I'm good with this if you think this is the best balance of "look" and value. - kkmclamb
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floor to ceiling windows that open to deck? - jwl29
Living/Dining/Kitchen as seen from the kitchen area. The overall space is 18 ft. x 43 ft.
Photo credit - F Carter Smith
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Simple rockers, bright cushions - tjheagle
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Love the hodgepodge of everything! - diane_dilworth
Photo by Brough Schamp
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Color, and the way they are installed flat against the house - daois17
Lisa Konz Photography
This was such a fun project working with these clients who wanted to take an old school, traditional lake house and update it. We moved the kitchen from the previous location to the breakfast area to create a more open space floor plan. We also added ship lap strategically to some feature walls and columns. The color palette we went with was navy, black, tan and cream. The decorative and central feature of the kitchen tile and family room rug really drove the direction of this project. With plenty of light once we moved the kitchen and white walls, we were able to go with dramatic black cabinets. The solid brass pulls added a little drama, but the light reclaimed open shelves and cross detail on the island kept it from getting too fussy and clean white Quartz countertops keep the kitchen from feeling too dark.
There previously wasn't a fireplace so added one for cozy winter lake days with a herringbone tile surround and reclaimed beam mantle.
To ensure this family friendly lake house can withstand the traffic, we added sunbrella slipcovers to all the upholstery in the family room.
The back screened porch overlooks the lake and dock and is ready for an abundance of extended family and friends to enjoy this beautiful updated and classic lake home.
Screened porch does not have to be huge - forrester
A smaller porch serves the guest rooms.
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Like this room, but definitely not this much color. Too bright - gpmcglauchlin
A porch furnished with comfortable seating overlooks the Gulf of Mexico at a home in the Watersound community along Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton County, Florida.
[photo by Michael Granberry]
Knee wall and detail at bottom of screen - shaunakinsey
Front porch, showing the structural detail, trellis and gutters with rain chains.
Photo - FCS Photos
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Roof extends over patio. - lmadro
Screen porch converted to 3-season room. Project by Monica Miller, CKD, CBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co.
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siding mixed with finish under windows - artanddi