Photo Gallery II: A Weekend Get-a-Way On Lake Okoboji
What was once an old dilapidated Victorian farm house with lakeshore history on Lake Okoboji was saved and remodeled to have shingle-style New England character. Unfortunately we were unable to save the interior of the old main building, so we designed vintage looking built-ins, beams, old wood floors and cabinets back in to appear as if they had been there forever. The old garage was converted to a separate guest house with private patio. We designed the new construction carriage house to look old and kept the scale down, but it has three bedrooms each with their own sink, two baths, a living/dining/kitchen with fireplace and charming built in cabinets. Beaded board paneling and beams designed with antique wood were used throughout the project, along with old wood floors and custom designed floor stencils—including a floor compass that welcomes guest arriving by boat on the lakeside porch.
Remodeling and new construction shingle style architectural design
The New Old House
The architectural design of the carriage house in the foreground is new construction designed to look old
Architectural remodeling and pergola design
Walkway From Potting Shed to Lake Home Entry
Remodeled old Victorian farmhouse now has New England architectural charm

New construction architectural design
An Enchanting Walkway
Awning windows with window boxes add architectural interest

Architecturally correct columns
Lake Home Entrance
Architecturally correct columns, French door and custom screen door

Custom designed triple hung windows
Lake Side Porches and Patio
Panoramic water views from porches and patio

Architectural remodeling and addition
Guest House Private Porch
The old garage became a guest house

New construction design
The Potting Shed and Patio
Newly constructed to feel old, the potting shed also holds the sports car

Custom floor compass design
Lake Entrance to Porch
Nautical appeal: a compass welcomes boating guests

Lakeshore patio design
Lakeside Patio
Awe inspiring water views are seen from the half-round patio

Custom cabinets and wrought iron design
Casual, Nautical Foyer Design
Wood seat and fresh white add to the nautical atmosphere

Custom door design and floor stencil design
Office Off the Foyer Has Custom Barn Door Design
Summer Cottage is carved in the lintel of the fireplace design

Custom kitchen and cabinet design
Main House Kitchen
Custom designed kitchen cabinets in knotty pine wrapped in white with cottage detailing

Vintage look custom furniture design
Breakfast Area
Custom new-to-look-old kitchen island and built-in china cabinet

Custom furniture design
French Bar Cabinet
Houses bar sink, wine cooler and stemware

Custom design of French in-swing windows
French Windows to Dining Porch
Opening up the view with custom designed windows and pass through

Interior architecture and lighting design
The Dining Porch
Vaulted and beamed to look old. Crown molding

Architectural detailing design
Living Room From the Sitting Porch
Oval window gives an interior stairway a lake view

Custom built-in cabinet design
Window Seat and Closets
Building the character to feel original to the lake home