Photo Gallery V: A LAKE FRONT DREAM HOME
This is the finished interior of the home in the pervious gallery, Gallery # IV This home is on the east shore of West Lake Okoboji owned by an active family of four and used as a weekend home. My best work occurs when clients really allow me the room to design for them, without heavy handed design input—and these clients did just that and enjoyed each step in the design development as it was ready. I am grateful to them for working with me in such a way and they are extremely happy with the results. So much so that they had a large party to show off their home and introduced me as their architectural designer and introduced the builder and the cabinet maker as well. We all know they will enjoy it for years to come—because its design is timeless. For more information about this project please see Gallery IV where there is more detail about the project itself.
 
Custom Kitchen Design
Kitchen
This very custom, lake home kitchen is unique at every turn.
 
Custom Door Design
Foyer
From the foyer one can enter the kitchen through arched custom designed shuttered doors.


 
Custom Designed Cabinets & Turnings
Husky Island Legs
The island legs were hand turned using a full scale drawing.


Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Custom Cabinets
Because of strong winds in this area the windows are actually awning windows topped with fixed windows to appear as double hung.


 
Kitchen Designer
Cabinet Detail
The rounded corners add a touch of refinement to an otherwise casual look.


 
Kitchen Remodeling and Design
Cabinet Detail 
A beaded board interior and seeded glass for display items.


Kitchen Island Design
A Large Arched Opening
Beneath it are back to back island cabinets: One, the kitchen bar and the facing the dining a piece of custom made furniture.


 
Custom Kitchen Beams
Vaulted and Beamed Kitchen Ceiling
Custom designed beams sport an arched element reminiscent of the hull of a boat.


 
Kitchen Designer
Ice Box
What appears to be an old ice box is a custom designed cabinet to store food and or dishes.


Custom Kitchen Designer
Custom Designed Walnut Cabinet
–Has ample storage and blocks the nitty-gritty view of kitchen dishes and pans during dinners.


 
Architect Interior Design
The Dining Room Ceiling
-As seen through the arch from the kitchen-is made of antique wood and beams.


 
Architect Millwork Design
Dining Room
The Woodland table and hutch complimented by lighting found by the homeowners.


Residential Housing Design
Foyer
The custom entrance door is 4 feet wide and 8 feet tall.


 
Architectural Interior Design
The Stairway
Soft white and dark wood contrast to create the nautical feeling.


 
Unique Millwork Design
Hallway
This hall houses the powder room and coat room on its way to the children’s locker area.


Custom Interiors
The Locker Area
Custom louvered swinging doors lead to the shower and locker area bath and dressing.


 
Custom Bath Room Designer
Corrugated Metal and Old Wood
Rough and tumble is the look for the locker room area.


 
Building Link Design
The Link
-Connecting the entertainment building to the locker area and the entertainment building.


Architecture
An Arched Opening
- Seen from the living room toward the foyer


 
Architecture
From the Foyer to the Living Room
Guests are treated to a lake view framed by French doors as they enter.


 
Architecture
Two-Story Living Room
Three small windows bring in light through a lake side guest suite.


Interior Architecture
The Living Room
Custom limestone fireplace and antique columns open to a multi windowed porch.


 
Lake Home Architect
The Porch
—for those lazy hazy days of summer.

 



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