Steep-Roofed Modern Home

This lakefront home designed by Kristen L'Esperance features a soaring roof, horizontal wood paneling, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of the gorgeous natural scenery.
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Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

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Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

Photo By: Carolyn L. Bates

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Modern Home Features Wraparound Deck

An ipe wood deck wraps around the modern home, providing plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. If the weather isn't cooperating, move the party indoors, where oversized windows offer uninterrupted views of the scenery.

Modern Home Features Breezeway Connector

A breezeway connects the two sections of this modern home — the larger section housing the main living, dining and sleeping areas. The smaller structure contains a garage, a wood shop, an art studio and a guest bedroom.

Horizontal Siding Directs View

The horizontal shiplap siding on the home's exterior has been milled with a 1/4-inch reveal — the shadows form black lines, creating a forced perspective toward the lake.

Contemporary Living Room Features Two-Story Windows

Soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows pair with horizontal wood paneling to direct the eye toward the breathtaking lake view, ensuring natural scenery is the focal point of this living room. Furnishings are kept simple and neutral so as not to distract from the view.

Warm, Cozy Den With Navy Blue Sofa

A warm wood ceiling and comfortable furnishings make this contemporary den feel cozy and inviting. The navy blue sofa adds a punch of style, while the tree stump end table lends an air of rusticity.

Truck-Themed Mural Adds Graphic Punch to Small Bedroom

Architectural designer Kristen L'Esperance fully utilized each space to give the home maximum functionality. This small bedroom is situated in the private sector of the home, above the garage and wood shop. A truck-themed mural by artist Abby Manock adds a graphic punch of fun, and blue flooring adds a vibrant splash of color.

Funky Art Studio With Inspiring Lake View

A truck-themed wall mural and sloped wood ceiling create a funky backdrop for this small art studio. A wall of windows boasts a stunning lake view for artistic inspiration.

Contemporary Bathroom With a View

The mirror in this crisp white bathroom mimics the size and shape of the window, drawing attention to the beautiful view. A sleek metal countertop and chunky vessel sink create a cool, contemporary vibe.

Clean White Kitchen Boasts Sleek Gray Cabinets

Rich gray cabinets create contrast in this crisp white kitchen, which boasts sleek, clean lines for a contemporary look. A butcher block island countertop pairs with a wood ceiling to bring warmth to the space.

Contemporary Home Focuses on Lakefront View

This gorgeous home was conceptualized in response to the site: a small lot with close adjacent properties and 100 feet of lakefront with mountain views. By intensifying the view and obscuring the periphery, architectural designer Kristen L'Esperance successfully magnified the site's strongest asset.

Modern Home Boasts Soaring Roof and Wall of Windows

With sleek, angular lines and a soaring roof, this lakefront home defines modern elegance. The home's rear facade is almost entirely made up of windows to showcase the site's most impressive feature — a gorgeous lake view.

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