Scandinavian Lake House
This lake house with strong Scandinavian vibes, was an SBD design and build project.
The two-story house in on a treed lake lot and was designed to take advantage of the lake views. Built for a busy family of four, the layout is kept simple with a main floor for living and entertainment and the second floor for bedrooms and a recreational area for yoga and games. The large deck facing the lake is great for entertaining and wraps around the house to include an outdoor shower, perfect for after a day on the lake.
The interiors are simple and natural, typical of Scandinavian design. Light plank floors were installed throughout for a cohesive land airy look with the exception of a sisal rug on the stairs. The large doors and windows are lined with translucent ripple fold sheers, that filters the light during the day and creates warmth at night. Walls, doors and trims are all painted in the same shade of white, while the cabinetry in kitchen, butler’s pantry and bathrooms and shelving throughout the home is done in matte white, matte black or light wood.
SBD used matte black for all the hardware, light fixtures and plumbing fixtures which is a nice contrast to the light reflecting quartz countertops that were also used as backsplash in the kitchen, bar area and en-suite bathroom.
The colour scheme for this home was kept neutral, with natural materials such as basket weaves, raw metals and antique wood furnishings to create some personality and soul to this new build. Wood slats were added to the two-story stairwell as a feature and it gets flushed by light from the sky light above during the day and is back lighted with LED from top and bottom after dark.
In the bathrooms the vanities were wall mounted with lighting underneath, to give the feel of space and airiness. Marble tiles were used in the showers as well as different sized white porcelain tiles that were installed in different patterns for the kids’ bathrooms.
SBD layered the lighting throughout the home to be flexible and work differently at different times of the day.
We loved creating this beautiful Scandinavian design inspired lake home and are proud of how functional it is with an inviting, relaxed feel.
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