We’ve come up with a list of trends and styles based on 10 of the most amazing lakeside homes and retreats in the world. Here are our favorites.
1. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
If you’re living in a lakeside home, you’ll want to have unobstructed views. Installing floor-to-ceiling glass windows will do just that. If you’re worried about your privacy, you can add window treatments like drapes, a motorized shade, or roman shades.
2. Green architecture
Eco-friendly lakeside homes are big right now. Consider using solar power (even if partially), LED lighting, energy efficient appliances and water heaters, and sustainable materials to make your lakeside retreat a gift to you and Mother Nature.
3. Classic pitched roof
The timeless silhouette of a pitched roof on a classic or contemporary lakeside home is a statement-making architectural detail. A pitched roof is especially dramatic on a house with glass walls to create a 21st century fairy-tale lake house.
4. Low-maintenance landscaping
Forget the fussy. Opt for a low-maintenance garden or courtyard that blends seamlessly with your surroundings.
Consider a rock garden, use mulch, or grow herbs (handy if you love spending time in the kitchen!).
5. Light, neutral, or cool exterior colors
Consider an all-white retreat, or go for cool blue-grays and slate grays that will make your home easily identifiable from the distance without disrupting the natural color scheme of your surroundings.
Looking for more inspiration for your lakeside home? Check out this article by Decoist.com.
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