A central great room opens to a covered porch. Trellises allow for open views to the lake and plentiful sunshine. The owners wanted the interiors to feel warm and rustic: natural wood floors, exposed beams, a roundwood mantle and a large stone fireplace with raised hearth contribute to that feel.
Upstairs, three guest bedrooms provide sleeping quarters for the owner’s adult children: the girls’ side and the boys’ side are connected by a bridge designed to offer sneak peak views to the lake and the entry, a special spot for displaying family photos, and plenty of built-ins for storage.
Two master suites anchor the first floor, each with uninterrupted views to the lake. The waterside porch offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors: a screened porch off to the side of each suite encourages private relaxation; the combination of covered and trellised roof forms guarantees a seat in the sun or shade; the large central porch is a perfect spot for family gatherings and al fresco dining.
For this family (including the Golden!), the farmhouse is a dream come true—lakeside living at its best!