For the design of this lake house on Wisconsin's Geneva Lake, designer
Suzanne Lovell eliminated the boundaries between interior and exterior, using large expanses of glass and simplified materials to maximize the stunning views. 51
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The home’s entry is bright and welcoming with views to the lake and atrium areas, which are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows and filled with greenery.
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The great room is the home’s main entertaining space and also serves as the formal dining area. A wool plaid flat weave rug designates the seating area and sits atop the reclaimed hemlock flooring. The furniture is upholstered in a bright white outdoor fabric with blue ikat pillows that echo the water views.
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The dining area features Christian Liaigre’s Barbuda chairs at the head, which are covered in a hide from Edelman Leather, and additional chairs from Ralph Lauren Home. The dining table is custom made with a bronze base and Blue Gasgone limestone top.
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The mahogany top and glossy finish in the bar area were inspired by the client’s passion for highly polished Chris-Craft boats. The zinc backsplash recalls the zinc used on the exterior of the home.
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The master suite is an oasis with a serene white color palette and soft linen accents. The upholstered headboard, oversized chairs and drapery soften the strong lines of the architecture. Custom monogrammed bedding from Leontine Linens personalizes the space.
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This loft area was made into the perfect retreat for the client's children and their friends with a boat-inspired look. Storage is effortlessly concealed at the far end of the room.
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A lounge area off of the kitchen allows for entertaining indoors or out. The room opens up completely to the pool and terrace with screens that can be raised electronically.
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The patio features lake views, an outdoor fireplace and relaxed Adirondack seating.