Double the Fun
In Texas, everything is bigger, right? But doubly big? It is when it comes to the dock house, which has two stories, two decks, two boat slips and incalculable value.
The dock house from HGTV Dream Home 2005 has a full-service kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge, dishwasher, professional stove, oven and deep-basin sink. The kitchen contains a gorgeous stainless-steel-topped table that has casters enabling it to be wheeled through the garage door opening and out to guests on the expansive deck for a festive sunset supper.
Summer-Inspired Living Room
The living room area faces the lake and gives the feeling of floating on the open water, and designer Linda Woodrum sought to capitalize on that remarkable feeling. \"We used a beautiful watery blue color on the ceiling, and that's reflected in the rug on the floor, and then we intensified that color a little bit for the cabinetry,\" she says.
The living room is perfectly situated so one can stay cozy and enjoy the beautiful lake views. A small reading nook provides the most relaxing spot in the room.
Clear Lake Views
Rather than French doors surrounding the kitchen and living areas, architect Antonio Flamenco insisted on something distinctly different glass-paned garage doors. Throwing open the doors creates a dramatic rush when the lake breezes flow in.
Dock House Deck
\"We thought of the dock house as a little floating resort out there,\" Antonio says. \"The expansive deck is a great area for entertaining, and you feel like the deck and the water are actually part of the living space.\"