his 1800 sq ft cottage sits on a wooded lot overlooking a tranquil pond. The front is defined by it’s Craftsman style door and detailed porch with beadboard ceiling that welcomes both family and friends into this quaint cottage. The waterfront side has three levels of glass including double sliders leading to a wrap around deck on the main level, a walkout basement for access to the water, and magnificent views of the pond from every room.
The vision for the cottage’s finish was to create a traditional palette that would be timeless. The home was designed to maximize an open concept floor plan while preserving views to the pond. The kitchen is open to the family room and dining area that is anchored with a shaker style fireplace. The fireplace is flanked with glass doors leading to the screened porch and deck for indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The white shaker style custom kitchen cabinets boast both solid and glass cabinet doors. A furniture based kitchen hutch provides additional storage and acts as a transition between the stairway and the family room/dining area. A first floor master suite has private access to the deck and a master bathroom finished in marble, subway tile and quartzite. The board and batten finished stairway leads to the second floor with a guest bedroom, office and the loft area. The elements that provide the warmth to this newly built cottage are the craftsman style doors, the custom molding and the heart pine flooring finished with tung oil. This lakefront cottage will be a gathering spot for many future generations.