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Legacy at the Lake

July 16, 2020

Creating a Family Legacy at the Lake

Northern lake homes have come a long way since the days of the rustic one-room fishing cabin. Baby boomers, who are now looking to retire at the lake, are creating unique spaces for gathering and entertainment. Appealing to multiple generations, these legacy retreats create spaces that family of all ages can enjoy. 

Recreation for All Ages

Large gathering areas like a lower level recreation room are a huge trend for new lake home design.  Created for children and adults alike, these entertainment meccas appeal to the kid in all of us. The younger crowd may enjoy a space with pinball machines and air hockey, while adults may tap into their old-school gamer by shooting a round of pool while enjoying a drink at the bar. When the weather outside doesn’t cooperate, these custom rec rooms provide an opportunity for the entire family to stay entertained.

Make it a Movie Night

Another great entertainment space is the theater room, a long-standing staple in most Northern lake homes.  But don’t be fooled by their appearance, these spaces are now equipped with built-in amenities that enhance the movie-goers experience. Lean back and enjoy a shooting star light show on the ceiling of this indoor theater while experiencing the sounds and vibrations of an action-packed thriller through custom seating equipped with motion sensors and surround sound.  Don’t feel like being cooped up indoors on a beautiful summer evening, you can now take the party outside! Through advancements in modern day electronics and the introduction of rear projection systems designed to withstand the elements, you can now enjoy the movies while breathing that fresh lake air. Watch your favorite game or family comedy while roasting marshmallows and capture the best of both worlds.

Relax by the Pool

Outdoor entertainment at the cabin has always been planned around activities on the lake, but sometimes the water temperature in northern climates can be frigid and uninviting.  That doesn’t stop our clients from getting creative with the addition of outdoor pools and patio spaces. These landscape amenities provide just the right atmosphere to enjoy the water throughout the spring, summer and into fall no matter what the temperature is outside.  Jump out of the pool and warm up next to a built-in fire pit or hot tub, or simply lounge in the sun poolside. The perfect spot to kick-back and relax.  

A Good Nights Sleep

Tuckered out from all that family fun, where does everyone sleep? Bunk rooms are extremely popular among the younger crowd and can be as custom and detailed as you desire. Design an over-sized bedroom to accommodate multiple bunks or take advantage of that bonus space above the garage to create the perfect atmosphere for a fun slumber party. Either equipped with traditional furniture or a custom built-in bed, these spaces provide ample sleeping capacity for those large family gatherings while creating a uniquely designed spaced to fit any architectural style.  From rustic log to coastal beach, these bunk rooms are sure to please toddlers to teens.

For the adults who are looking for a more private getaway, ensuites are more fitting. Complete with private baths, personal coffee stations, and seating areas, these spaces are a special retreat for your guests.

The possibilities for creating a family legacy at the lake are endless. If you can dream it, our architects will design it and our craftsmen will build it. Who would you choose to build your legacy?