Green Lake Music House
Architect: Robert Holdeman, Architect / Interior by Scott Lankford Design Group
A family-friendly getaway with a nautical feel, This shingle-style second home maximizes space and focuses on the beauty of Green Lake, just yards away.
For many years as a child, the homeowner grew up vacationing next door- a spot that had been treasured by his family for generations. Because of his many childhood memories from the lake and woods, his desire was for his sons to gain a similar appreciation and to create a fun atmosphere where they could create their own great memories.
With this inspiration in mind, we crafted a playful, adventurous space that truly combines the wonder of being outdoors with the joys of family togetherness.
Douglas Fir timbers with western red cedar ceilings on the interior and natural finish red cedar shingles adorning the exterior salute the rustic beauty of the outdoors. The interior and outdoor living spaces flow together with the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large operating expanses of glass, big wood decks, and a screen porch that becomes one with the living, dining, kitchen areas when the folding glass Nana-Wall is open.
The out door living space appeal draws the family and guests outside with the deck dining area, a pool with an unobstructed view, outdoor shower, and the outdoor stone fireplace for gatherings.
Within the interior there is a warm inviting feeling. Wide plank North American Cherry floors add to the richness of the atmosphere at the same time warmth from the in-floor heat below. The nautical feel is captured with the use of painted wood paneling, natural wood accents, portholes, oar railings, built-in bunks and multi-functional built-ins. A wrap around booth built into the kitchen cabinetry on the dining room side encourages togetherness and conversation at the same time efficiency of space usage. Ventilation is provided along with a core of light that streams down to the main floor living space from the center cupola windows. The light is also then shared with other rooms on the main floor with a series of high interior windows.
The screen porch has two suspended twin beds, the perfect place to relax or camp out on a warm summer night.
No matter what the season this home truly celebrates the beauty of nature, and the bliss of being up north at the lake.
(Featured in the August 2013 issue of "Midwest Living")