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The Wadsworth Residence

Posted on August 14, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

On the Wadsworth Lake design, we wanted to focus on their extensive water views overlooking the Willow Point golf course. We designed a large covered porch for daytime activities and a screened porch with a fireplace for cozy evenings. The transom glass on the lake side allows great views from every room. Designed with an open floor plan style, the family room, dining room, & kitchen are open, allowing for comfortable socializing yet, feeling cozy with flat coffered beam ceilings. Above the garage, we designed a guest suite with a living area, mini-kitchen, bedroom/bath, and stunning walk-out balcony.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin, AL
  • Neighborhood: Kowaliga Cove
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Wadsworths

The Hills Residence

Posted on July 16, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

The Hills residence has one of the rare point lots in The Willows, with water views on three sides; we designed their lake house with lots of windows to take advantage of lake views. Also, designing two-story glass walls in the family room allows for excellent light without being too intrusive. We also wanted to enhance outside views for their point lot, including designs for multiple large covered porches, with an outdoor fireplace off the main family room & grilling located on a wrap-around porch with access to the kitchen.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin, AL
  • Neighborhood: The Willows
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Hills

The Jacobs Residence

Posted on July 9, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

The Jacobs Lakehouse has views of Kowaliga Bridge. Their basement design has porches on the upper & lower floors, allowing access to lake activities and an outdoor fireplace next to an infinity pool for large gatherings. The family room has 26′ high vault ceilings, with an overlook balcony bridge for upper-floor views. This five-bedroom lakehouse with large overflow living above the garage can handle the biggest family holidays with space for everyone.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin, AL
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Jacobs

The Patel Residence

Posted on April 12, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

The Patel project allowed us to create a unique look for Lake Martin. Our client requested a three-story glass elevator and a large two-story entry. So our design led us to create a “Signature Entry” with a glass elevator. We designed a glass elevator shaft with a minimum stainless steel structure for unobstructed views. When entering the home, the two-story entry allows for incredible views up to cedar beamed & wood ceiling that continues with a view all the way thru the family room to Kowaliga Bridge. It also allows you to look down the stair and elevator shaft to the basement living space below, with an incredible bar & den to pool access.
We added another dramatic design element, an open beamed stair that wraps around a glass elevator shaft for three-story clear views, supported with steel beams to not wall off any views. The entry side, glass wall beyond the open stair, showers the stair & glass elevator with natural light. The vertical wood walls add another stunning visual effect to this “Signature Entry” for the Patel’s lake home.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin, AL
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Patels

The Engles Residence

Posted on April 12, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

The Engles lakehouse entry & kitchen interiors show how we designed the entry with lots of glass, splashing the stairwell with natural light. The wrap-around stair with a bridge allowed a little creative use of space, so we designed a simple reading nook for morning reading & coffee.
In the kitchen, built-in Sub-zero with cookbook shelving for easy access, with built-in wall ovens & range, cooking is perfect for those large families on the 4th of July holiday. We designed corner windows & corner a farmer’s sink for fantastic views & morning light. The cedar beam coffered ceilings add the perfect harmony of lake finishes to their kitchen.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin, AL
  • Neighborhood: Tuckers Point Road
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Engles

The Pearson Residence

Posted on April 12, 2023
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DESCRIPTION

Our design for the Pearsons’ residence is designed specifically for steep mountain grades for their property, which can also fit nicely for lake-side terrain. A motor court was needed to allow for access & parking. Large two-story porches with fireplaces on each level run the length of the view side of the house. A stone retaining wall on a steep mountainside was the perfect location for a large built-in hot tub. The entry doors have clear views thru the house, with glass in all rooms to take advantage of the valley & ridge to the west, allowing for amazing sunsets. We designed the gourmet kitchen with 60″ Wolf range, 60″ sub-zero refrigerators & oversized island for everyone to gather in the kitchen for the big game.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Jackson Co. AL
  • Neighborhood: Acreage
  • Service(s): Architectural Design
  • Client: The Pearsons

Engle Residence

Posted on October 20, 2022

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DESCRIPTION

Meeting with Bob & Sandy for the first time, I could tell they had lots of family memories at their old cabin. Their cabin had been added to a number of times, as many are on Lake Martin, and the family had outgrown their old cabin, filled with memories. They wanted to remove the old cabin and re-build a new one, Bob wanted to make sure that we saved as many of the mature trees as they had on their beautiful lot. We carefully measured & re-measured all the trees they wanted to save.

With that information, we were tasked with designing a large, new home on a site with big trees. The lot has a western sunset view, on a large secluded slough & we wanted to take advantage of those sunsets. The giant vaulted ceiling family room & porch allowed for tall glass & slide doors out to the porch with all amenities, a big stone fireplace, a trellised grilling porch, wide stairs out to the beautiful grass & treed lot, ample space for family & games. We also designed a fire pit nestled in the trees for cool nights & marshmallows.

The guest room has a tremendous view of the lake, on the main floor. The kitchen features a corner window glass above a corner-mounted sink, Sandy wanted a huge eat-on prep island, and we designed a large pantry with an appliance counter. The wood ceiling with flat cedar beams contrasts the lighter cabinets in the kitchen. The wood feature wall in the dining adds an interesting texture to the large lake-view windows.

We designed the master with a large corner, lake-view windows & plenty of space for reading or relaxing with coffee in the morning. The master bath features marble tiles with a soaking tub with a lake view, with his/hers walk-ins and a large glass shower there is plenty of room to unwind.

The upstairs feature 3 bedroom/baths, all with lake views, a balcony that looks onto a massive vaulted family room, and a unique second-level den design, we created what we call, an inverted pyramid ceiling, for built-in shelves & TV backdrop, the den has plenty space for a game table or video gaming for the youngsters.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: Tucker Point Road
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Engle Family

Showcase of Homes 2008

Posted on October 21, 2021

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DESCRIPTION

This home is designed in the mountain prairie style. For dramatic effect, this home features 16′ high ceilings with exposed beams that extend outside to the living porch & sun deck. it was designed with a screened dining porch on the main level. The floor plan features an open style to the kitchen, dining, & living areas. There is a full walk-out basement with 3 bedrooms/baths, a full summer kitchen, game room, & plenty of covered outdoor porches for entertaining on the ground level.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Showcase of Homes 2008

Cascadia Residence

Posted on January 15, 2021

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DESCRIPTION

Cascadia is designed to have big families with a big view of Kowaliga bridge & sunset views, this home is designed for outdoor living as well inside. This house is a 3-story home with 6 bedrooms & 6.5 baths with bunks, able to accommodate the largest family gatherings. From the high vaulted ceilings all the way to the main covered porch, the views are jaw-dropping. With a 2nd-floor balcony/bridge, the views continue on the upper levels. The basement den/game room has huge glass & double french doors onto an ample basement porch.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Legacy New Homes

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Diamondview Residence

Posted on January 15, 2021
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DESCRIPTION

Diamondview, is designed with a unique angled family room with a wrap-around porch, so the name. The family rm is two-story tall w/ coffered wood ceilings & large fireplace that extends to the ceiling. With an open kitchen/dining room to the family room, there is plenty of space for family occasions. The master suite & guest on the main floor, two additional bedrooms/baths with a large den, kitchenette, and basement wrap-around porch, makes hosting large game day parties a breeze.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge & The Willows
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Russell Lands / Classic Homes

Doublemain Residence

Posted on January 15, 2021
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DESCRIPTION

Doublemain is designed with full open room family/kitchen/dining under one giant vaulted ceiling w/ beams, all with fantastic views. 20′ ceilings, 2-story fireplace, w/ multiple dormer glass high in the vaulted ceiling for spectacular light. 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths, glass exposed stairwell to the basement with large den. Features a full over-sized screen porch for those lazy days of summer.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: The Ridge
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Legacy New Homes

Melton Residence

Posted on January 15, 2021
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DESCRIPTION

This unique design features all bedrooms on angles, to take full advantage of beautiful Lake Martin views. Main floor & basement covered porches, each level with outdoor fireplaces are great for relaxing in cooler weather or having family & friends over for the big game. The large stone porch columns anchor the two large porches for scale. Master & guest bedrooms on the main floor, with additional den/study with fireplace for finding comfortable downtime. The basement features 2 bedrooms & bunks in the basement, which include a den, wet bar, & kitchenette. A storm room feature adds safety during stormy weather.

INFORMATION

  • Location: Lake Martin
  • Neighborhood: The Willows
  • Service(s): Design
  • Client: Melton Residence built by Legacy New Homes