A log cabin was recently turned into a beautifully styled lake house retreat for family gatherings, located on Pleasant Hill Lake in the rural area of Perrysville, Ohio. Owned by a couple whose main house is conveniently just 80 miles away in Columbus, the home was just recently purchased as a family getaway. Notable features includes an open plan layout, soaring 20 foot high ceilings and a spacious front porch for sitting and enjoying the beautiful lake views. Even though there were only a couple of bedrooms, there were other attractive features that made this home appealing; such as a roomy basement and loft, offering extra sleeping quarters for overnight guests. The house was not in need of any major renovations, but seemed to lack personality and warmth. One of the homeowners has three beautiful home decor stores called Bungalow Home, which allowed her to not only show off her great decorating skills but to source items from her store into her home. In the living room, slipcovered furnishings makes the space casual and welcoming. Decor items were a mix of antique market finds and the homeowners own shop. One of the main updates to the structure was to capture the views of the lake by adding half a dozen windows.
In the kitchen, vintage nickel door knobs were added, upper cabinets were removed and pendant light fixtures replaced outdated ones to re-fresh the space. We think this cabin is absolutely charming, the spaces are open and welcoming, the furnishings are cozy and the cabin itself is the perfect size with every space being utilized. What do you think, would this be your ideal cottage retreat? Do you have a neat vacation cabin you would like to showcase here on 1 Kindesign? We would love to feature it, please contact us here so that we may be in touch.
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The walls were given a fresh coat of white paint (Simply White by Benjamin Moore), the homeowners go to color. The hickory wood flooring, banister and ceilings adds visual contrast to the white.
A cowhide area rug adds warmth to the wood floors in the master bedroom. The bed was purchased from Crate & Barrel.
The second floor encompasses a guest sleeping loft offering convenient pull-out sofas, keeping the small space tidy when not in use. It also plays double duty as a quiet little nook to read a book.
A back hallway was revamped into a mudroom with salvaged door frames affixed to the wall to hang items on. Little rope balls have been used as hooks. Even the bench has been re-purposed from old barn wood.
String lights accent the cozy porch space, picked up from Target. The wicker furnishings were selected from Pottery Barn, the family likes to gather here for conversation and entertainment.
Photos: Country Living
This timber frame mountain home has been designed as a year-round family vacation retreat by architects Shope Reno Wharton, located in Aspen, Colorado. Surrounded by 1.6 acres of property, the residence is nestled on a wooded slope with views over Aspen and the ski slopes. With plenty of activities, of skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer, this is the perfect holiday pad for the outdoor enthusiast. There is a nicely flowing stream that flows along the edge of the property which feeds a clear pond offering beautiful views from the home. The exterior facade of the home draws on the Western architecture of the infamous national park lodges. The homeowners wanted their home to represent the character of the Rocky Mountains. The interiors had a semi-formal layout, so the architects added some rusticity to it through the use of stone masonry and massive log walls, typifying vernacular architecture. The interior design of the property was carried out by Victoria Hagan Interiors who created cozy and warm living spaces throughout the home that are very timeless. There are several outdoor spaces for the owners to enjoy the beautiful natural environment that surrounds them. There is a stone deck on one side of the structure and stone stairs that leads to a hot tub patio on another side. A boat dock in the pond area allows the perfect spot to go trout fishing. Off the kitchen and towards the stream is a more private porch area which features a striking outdoor fireplace.
We just adore this mountain home retreat, it has been beautifully designed and offers everything one could possibly wish for, its an outdoor lovers paradise. What do you think, could you vacation here? If you love looking at mountain homes as much as we do, we have plenty of past features here on 1 Kindesign to share with you, have a look: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Bavarian-style luxury mountain retreat in Aspen.
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A one-of-a-kind experience, this treehouse in the forest was built by a couple in a secluded town of Buckhead, a district of Atlanta, wishing to fulfill a childhood dream. The couple own a glass facaded modern dwelling next door, purchasing the vacant site next to them to construct the tree houses on. The owners, Katie and Peter, built a series of three connected treehouse rooms, joined by rope suspension bridges. One of them is a living room, spacious enough to seat six, another is a bedroom which has a platform bed which slides out to feel like you are immersed in the tree canopy. The third treehouse hosts a deck which encompasses a hammock and enough space to seat ten people. Peter is an environmentalist, so his love of nature and childhood forts inspired the design, which took seven months to complete. Set amongst lush greenery, the houses are comprised mainly of spare lumber and old windows picked up from antique stores. Each room has been nicely furnished with antiques, natural artifacts and of course, the peaceful sounds of nature that surround you. Could you image a more relaxing retreat than falling asleep in the trees and waking up to the chirping of birds?
This treehouse dream getaway awaits you for an unforgettable experience, available for rent at $350 USD/night from here.
Canyon Point residence is a contemporary mountain retreat that melds modern architecture with rustic materials, designed by RKD Architects in Telluride, Colorado. Sculpted of masonry walls, this dramatic property seems to meld into the landscape. With simple, low pitch roof forms, the wood and glass structure draws the mountainous landscape into the interior of the home. Sweeping and curved copper roof forms cantilever over a jaw-dropping canyon which drops 1,500 feet below to the San Miguel River. Built for a couple, the home encompasses 9,770 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. There seems to be a perfect balance of clean, modern lines infused with high-country textures, surrounded by an outdoor oasis. The outdoor living spaces includes patios, a fire pit, ponds and rambling meadows, surrounded by 900-acres of wilderness preserve and 360 degree vistas of 14,000 foot snowy peaks. “Douglass fir trusses, Arkansas tumbled stone, reclaimed oak barn wood, and copper siding provide an organic feel to the house”, states the architects.
We have featured many stunning mountain retreats here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at a couple of fabulous ones in case you missed them: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Breathtaking rustic mountain home in Big Sky: Ansel Haus.
This award-winning kitchen features expansive windows to encapsulate the expansive views and bring the outdoors in. The countertops and cabinetry were custom designed to be curved, emphasizing the sweeping arc of the astounding view.
Photos: Gibeon Photography
Base Camp is a mountain retreat designed for family living by Johnston Architects, nestled high above Lake Cle Elum in the Cascade Mountains near Roslyn, Washington. The home was designed as a retreat and eventually a primary home for an active family of seven. The remote lake offers the perfect getaway, enjoying warm summer days and snowfalls in the winter. The home caters to entertaining family, friends and colleagues, sleeping over 2o people, yet most importantly it is the recreational base to enjoy the surrounding rugged mountains. The design of the home caters to the clients outdoor lifestyle, which includes snowmobiling, dirt biking, kayaking and baseball. To house all this equipment, the architects created a spacious gear room constructed with industrial/fire station grade open shelving. Each of the family members have their favorite spaces, the wife enjoys the library while the kids chill out in the theater/game room. A Geochron illuminated world map is situated close to the front entryway, which helps the kids to learn geography. The theme throughout the home is an emphasis on outdoor living, whether it be the astounding views of the lake and surrounding mountains through sliding walls, or stepping outside and enjoying the swimming pool, hot tub, water courses and sauna. The architecture is open and expansive, with large glass walls spilling natural light into the home and engaging it with nature throughout the year.
Sustainable features includes “solar thermal, photo voltaics, radiant heat, heat recovery ventilation, super insulation and passive solar design to minimize energy costs.” Most significantly, the design of the home maximizes a diversity of interior and exterior spaces for the enjoyment of work, live and play.
We have featured other beautiful homes here on 1 Kindesign in the mountains of Washington state, have a look at a couple of popular ones: Modern lake house blurring indoor/outdoor boundaries and Breathtaking home set on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington.
The interior palette consists of durable natural materials with an exposed structure, soaring ceilings and large expanses of windows. The home not only had to function as a family cabin, but as an offsite workspace for the homeowners, who co-run political consulting firm Mercury Group.
The library features a cozy sofa, Eames chair, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with reading materials and endless lake views
The common areas are very fluid, with the kitchen able to accommodate up to ten diners. There is a dining room just below the kitchen that can also double as a conference room.
Although rustic, this home has all the technologies of a smart home. The homeowners can control the systems of their home through three apps on their smartphones. These features includes lighting, heating, fans and even the entertainment system. When they are not at the home, they can keep tabs on their property through security camera monitoring. There are motion sensors in the majority of the room, with programmed light levels that operate according to the time of day. For example, a glowing light will come on in the master bathroom at nighttime.
A massive bunkroom sleeps up to 17 people and includes an outdoor sleeping porch.
Ninety percent of the property’s hot water is attained from this 1,000 square foot solar array, which will heat the water that is stored in insulated underground tanks.
Photos: Courtesy of Johnston Architects
Can Eu is the private stylishly designed home of model Eugenia Silva, blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside of the village of La Mola, Formentera. The model called on the help of her architect friend Luis Galliussi to help design her vacation retreat. The house was designed from the classical architecture of its locale, comprised of square shapes that follow each other in harmony. The home is surrounded by gardens filled with Mediterranean plants that emphasizes the feeling of peace and tranquility, beckoning its inhabitants to stay awhile. The outdoor areas are very spacious and enjoyable, on the back property is a private pool surrounded by a charming relaxation area that is in typical island style. The spaces are very chic, with cozy cushions placed directly on the wall and a lovely pergola offers shade for enjoyable dining el fresco. The table and chairs are rustic and unpretentious, perfectly integrated into its environment. An additional outdoor living space under a pergola further adds comfort and enjoyability to the home, with comfortable seating. A wide sliding door leads directly into the living environment creating a bright and airy space thanks to the opening of the same size and a mirror on the adjacent wall.
The interior is furnished with wonderful taste and an authentic atmosphere and views to the beautiful outdoor environment. Artifacts and works of local artists are interspersed with bold colors as opposed to the more muted tones of the walls and ceilings as well as the bleached wooden beams. The use of natural materials gives the home its charm, along with natural ventilation ensures comfortable interior temperatures. The spacious living room is the focal point of the property, with a functional kitchen and three guest rooms with a beautiful master bedroom with direct access onto a charming patio. Two of the bedrooms are next to the master, equipped with their own bathrooms. The other bedrooms is independent of the others, assessable only by an outside staircase. Can Eu is the perfect summer retreat for those looking for peace and tranquility with an authentic and refined architectural style that blends with its environment.
Photos: Casa AD
This incredibly charming beach house is a fabulous family getaway destination that was designed by Wettling Architects, located on Shelter Island in New York. The interior palette is comprised of soft organic materials of stone, wood beams and wooden flooring mixed with beautiful furnishings. The residence opens in the direction of the water to provide the inhabitants sensational seaside views from every room. The residents are an active young family who enjoys entertaining frequent guests, so the interiors needed to be functional and withstand wear and tear. Both interior and exterior spaces are very bright, spacious, inviting, cozy and super beach friendly.
This cozy living room is very bright with all of the windows, offering slip covered sofas for easy cleaning and a cozy seating arrangement for great conversation. Furnishings are centrally situated around a stunning stone fireplace with a wood beamed mantel, grounded by a textured area rug that separates the space from the kitchen and living areas.
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Hotel Iturregi is a luxurious boutique hotel for guests to find peace and tranquility surrounded by nature, located in the town of Getaria, on the Basque coast, Spain. Situated amongst the txakoli vineyards the property features a stunning facade with extensive windows to enjoy the magnificent views of the Getaria lighthouse and beautiful seaside. The interiors of the hotel effortlessly mixes both modern and classic styles. There are eight guest bedrooms in all, with half offering mountain views and the other half offering sea views. To enhance your well-being while staying at this enjoyable hotel, you can also enjoy a premium spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your own room. The exterior of the property seamlessly blends into its surrounding environment. Picturesque scenery can be found wherever you look, which makes this hotel an idyllic vacation, perfect for family and couples wishing to have a memorable experience. There is also a sparkling pool that was built on top of the ruins of the original Iturregi farmhouse, the perfect spot to relax and unwind. With nearby towns of Zarautz and Getaria offering plenty of activities, there is also spectacular hiking just outside your door. With one of the main hiking routes being the Camino de Santiago, which runs very close to this hotel.
To stay at this wonderful vacation retreat, rates run from $252 per night with a two night minimum.
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This magnificent hillside retreat has been designed as an 8,000 square foot family vacation home by Dick Clark + Associates, overlooking Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas. Built as a retreat for the whole family, which encompasses parents with three kids in their twenties, to get together and spend time together from their busy daily lives. After careful deliberation, the chosen style of the home was clean and modern, planned out as an H-shape with two separate wings for public and private zones. Clerestory windows allows light to penetrate the spaces while at the same time giving privacy from neighboring homes. The north side of structure is open to the lake to take in the magnificent views. A hallway with sliding glass panels can be opened to the outdoors, which intersects a central courtyard and leads to the bedrooms, which has pool and patio views. The home juts out towards the lake with a deck that includes a jacuzzi, cantilevering over the lake, which is 80 feet below. A tram allows access to the water from this point. Golden limestone saturates the exterior courtyards as well as the interior passageways. Another special feature with a modern appeal to the home was a copper clad elevated fitness room with a butterfly roof.
Working closely with Karen Hall Interior Design for the interior selections of the home, the color palette started with art selections for the wall, and then they drew off of that. Mostly abstract works were chosen, in keeping with the clean lines and contemporary nuances. Designer modern furnishings were mixed with more comfortable pieces, all of which needed to be durable and stand up staining. Therefore, finishes of leather, textured cotton and area rugs comprised of silk or wool were selected. The end result was an inviting and uncluttered atmosphere that doesn’t interrupt the unparalleled lake views.
What do you think of this family retreat? Do you find it too over the top or just perfect? Love lake houses, we here at 1 Kindesign have featured plenty in the past, here are a couple: Fabulous vacation retreat above Lake Austin: Compound Interest and Cove House displays comfort and beauty overlooking Lake Austin.
Photos: Courtesy of Dick Clark + Associates and Luxe Source
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