Photo Gallery IV: A Lake Front Dream Home in Progress
Long time Lake Okoboji weekenders decided to tear down and rebuild their lake home. But first we designed and had built a new guest house on their property for them to stay in during the construction project. In our first meeting we all agreed the look should be shingle style architecture and it was then that the clients desire to have much more space on the main floor than they did on the second floor created an architectural design challenge. The designer approached this style of architectural design to avoid wasted attic space and a monster roof on the cottage-lined lakeshore: By coming off the main roof with a large shed roof supporting the three gables that design goal was accomplished. A special saddle was used to create good roof runoff on the triple-gabled fašade. On the lake side owners preferred bedrooms directly over the porch - the gambrel gable contains a guest suite, flanked by two bedrooms with shed dormers. Below the bedrooms the porch of double hung windows topped by transom windows runs the full width of the building. The entertainment building is connected to the children’s locker room area of the main house by a glassed in link and has a game loft, pool table, home theater and a kitchen. It’s rustic, old wood interior is perfect for teenage boys and their friends or a family night home at the movies. Please see Gallery V for pictures of the finished project.
New construction shingle style architecture
The Lake Side
Gambrel roof shingle style architecture

Lakeshore architectural design
Timeless Architectural Design
Created to look like this building has been standing for a long time

Road Side Courtyard Architectural Design
Road Side Entrance
When winds are strong the homeowners entertain in the road side courtyard.

New construction architectural design of entertainment building
The Entertainment Building
Enclosed walkway connects the two buildings

Unique kitchen window design
The Kitchen Bay Windows
Awning windows appear as if they are double hung

Unique architectural approach
The Lakeside Deck
Deck design saves a one hundred year old tree

Unique interior space programming required innovative architectural solution
Main House, Link and Entertainment Building
Huge roof avoided with shed roof and gables

New construction architectural design
The Back & Road View of the Entertainment Building
Awning windows are in the loft space

Interior architecture and upscale custom kitchen design
The Future Kitchen
Vaulted ceilings will get curved beams soon

Interior architecture follows exterior design
Foyer, Through Living Room, & Porch to Lake
Entering guests will immediately view the lake