In this home that has a “place for everyone,” every room bids a heartfelt welcome. Designed by Katherine Wozniak, owner of Katherine Elizabeth Designs, all possible uses for this dramatic yet cozy lakefront home were considered. This is lake living in its pure unadulterated form.
After thinking through everything from the color of the shingles to the addition of cedar clapboard siding, the team set the stage inside with local stone and inset travertine on the double-height fireplace, coffered ceilings and a dramatic gallery walkway overlooking the great room. Talk about a window to the world — a 30-foot-high window to be exact — that overlooks a gleaming expanse of lake and sky. All architectural elements conspire to move the eye up, up, up — with comfortable seating areas and a neighboring dining room beckoning all to stay, stay, stay.
In an open concept format, it’s important to create cozy spaces as well. Stunning window treatments, banded top and bottom with a latticework design, soften the perimeter of the great room. Comfortable banquettes and a variety of different chairs surround the ash dining room table that expands to seat 14. A mixture of metals — rose gold, satin nickel and silvery champagne — provides gleaming flourishes from the dramatic overhead light fixtures to the cabinet hardware.
Just as carefully as Katherine Elizabeth Designs plans for current living, entertainment, family and guests, this home is complete with a sensible “age-in-place” first-floor master suite. A bright adjoining sunroom is ideal for reading, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.