Wilson Lake RemodelTraditional Exterior, Atlanta

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: An Alabama Lake House Grows With the FamilyAug 3, 2018

Vacation House at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple, their daughter and three sons, and their grandchildrenLocation: Lake Martin in AlabamaSize: Five bedrooms plus a bunk room, five bathroomsDesigner: Tyler ColganIn the mid-1970s, the Wilson family bought a lot on Alabama’s Lake Martin and built a lake house that was of the era — think dark-paneled walls, funky window arrangements and shag carpeting. The house was fabulous for lakeside fun and plenty big enough for a family with four children. But flash forward 40 years, and those four grown children have partners and seven kids among them — and everyone wants to spend time at the lake house together. The problem was that the beloved lake house was too small and cramped for the three-generation crew, and stylewise it was drearily dark and overly shaggy. “We wanted the house to be light and bright because it had always been so dark. But we also wanted it to be easy to keep clean,” says daughter Cameron Ide, who lives with her family in Atlanta, about 150 miles from the lake house. And she knew that her good friend Tyler Colgan, who was also her designer in Atlanta, was just the person to help them. Colgan’s firm drew up architectural sketches for a master bedroom addition that fit in with the architecture of the original home, came up with a material and color palette for the house’s full renovation, helped transform an unfinished basement room into a cheerful bunk room, and helped with furniture and accessory selections. Holland Homes completed the construction work and kept everything on schedule.On the exterior, the home kept the same woodsy lake feel, with green Hardie board siding blending in with the foliage. Everything to the left of the door is part of the original house; the new addition starts just to the right of the door and contains a new master suite. The scale and placement of the addition keep the house from looking like a McMansion — it still fits in at the lake.

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On the exterior, the home kept the same woodsy lake feel, with green Hardie board siding blending in with the foliage. Everything to the left of the door is part of the original house; the new addition starts just to the right of the door and contains a new master suite. The scale and placement of the addition keep the house from looking like a McMansion — it still fits in at the lake.

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