Lakeside Mountain Cottage Full of Cozy Neutrals

After a remodel that let the sun and picture-perfect views pour into the now-unified rooms of this restorative retreat, guests can curl up and savor their serene surroundings. Pale fabrics, natural finishes and massive seating and dining areas — including a roaring fireplace on the screened porch — add character and luxury to the home.

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Photo By: David Dietrich

Lake House Exterior With Mountain View

Even the exterior of this lake house got a new look: new gray shingles, white trim and gray stone accents were added. And an outdoor fireplace, screened porch and deck gave so many more ways to enjoy the view!

Neutral Living Room With Lake Views

To give the living room more expansive views of the lake and mountains, designers widened the doorway into the sunroom and added larger windows. On the other side, folding doors now join the room with a screened porch.

Cottage Open Plan Living Room and Dining Room

In this home remodel, designers widened the wall between the living room, the stairwell up from the lower level and the kitchen so that all areas would feel more unified and the chef would get to take part in the entertaining fun. A new cable-style railing for the stairs also keeps sightlines open.

Neutral Dining Room and Porch

Nanawall doors were added in between the dining room and the screened porch, giving an easy indoor outdoor living option any time of year. The porch has a fireplace for instant cozy.

Cottage Dining Room and Screened Porch

Originally, this dining room was blocked off from views of the lake by a wall with only two tiny windows. Reworking of the home's design opened up the dining room to a screened porch on one side and a new, improved, more scenic sunroom on the other. Let there be light and lake!

Sunroom With View Into Master Bedroom

To connect the sunroom with the master bedroom suite—and keep lake views front and center—designers added a set of glass French doors. Panels on the bedroom side can be closed when more privacy is needed.

Lakefront Cottage Sunroom With Shiplap Paneling

In the original sunroom, views were blocked by old sliding doors with mullions. Those were removed and replaced with large windows, opening up vistas of the lake and the mountains beyond. The white armchairs can swivel to take in the view.

Living Room Fireplace Wall With Bookshelves

New built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace get subtly lit by LED strips. The fireplace itself got a larger stone surround to help balance out the wall. Artwork over the mantel is by a local artist.

Transitional Master Bedroom With Chaise

This master bedroom got a brand new sitting area with a wall full of windows to maximize the view. In front of the windows, a chaise is ready to assist in any relaxing missions.

Neutral Master Bathroom With Hexagonal Floor Tiles

In the refurbished master bathroom, designers used painted wood paneling as a backsplash, then paired it with quartz countertops and warm wood cabinetry. Hexagonal floor tiles are a subtle layer of pattern.

Lake View Deck With Teak Table

With views like these, let no meal be indoors! A new deck was added off the sunroom to take full advantage of lakefront dining. A teak table is a smart, weather-resistant choice.

Lake House Back Exterior and Deck

In the renovation of this lakefront home, the sunroom got an expansion that gave it more light and more view.

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