Lake House

View from exterior into great room pod with floor to ceiling windows

Great room with fireplace, seating and dining areas and views to Lake Geneva through floor to ceiling windows

Great room detail of fireplace seating area

Great room view towards sectional sofa and dining table, the pool beyond

Great room detail view of fireplace over dining table

Great room detail of seating area

Hallway view towards wet bar with zinc covered walls

Contemporary kitchen in white, stainless steel and bluestone slate floors

Screened in porch off the kitchen, facing the swimming pool, that can be completely opened up to the outdoors

Screened in porch off the kitchen, facing the swimming pool, that can be completely opened up to the outdoors

Outdoor seating area on side of home with view to the lake

Master bedroom with views to Lake Geneva

Master bedroom view of fireplace and seating area

Exterior view of back of home showing swimming pool

View from front door through hallway atriums to great room

Master bath with soaking tub

Master bath view towards vanity

Master bath shower that opens to outdoors

Children's room

View from children's room down to seating area

View from exterior into great room pod with floor to ceiling windows Great room with fireplace, seating and dining areas and views to Lake Geneva through floor to ceiling windows Great room detail of fireplace seating area Great room view towards sectional sofa and dining table, the pool beyond Great room detail view of fireplace over dining table Great room detail of seating area Hallway view towards wet bar with zinc covered walls Contemporary kitchen in white, stainless steel and bluestone slate floors Screened in porch off the kitchen, facing the swimming pool, that can be completely opened up to the outdoors Screened in porch off the kitchen, facing the swimming pool, that can be completely opened up to the outdoors Outdoor seating area on side of home with view to the lake Master bedroom with views to Lake Geneva Master bedroom view of fireplace and seating area Exterior view of back of home showing swimming pool View from front door through hallway atriums to great room Master bath with soaking tub Master bath view towards vanity Master bath shower that opens to outdoors Children's room View from children's room down to seating area

About this project

With fantastic views of Lake Geneva from each room, this Modern residence was designed to eliminate the boundary between the interior and exterior through the use of a simplified material palette, large expanses of glass, and Slide and Fold Doors that permit spaces to open fully to the outdoors and the pool area.

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Floor plan and details of great room from exterior

The Great Room serves as the main entertaining space as well as the formal dining room. This grand space has a vaulted 24-foot high ceiling topped with a cupola and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Architecture by Chip von Weise

View from front door through atrium hallway into great room

Exterior atrium areas are clad in floor to ceiling glass and are designed to house aspens, greenery and sculpture.

Screened in porch off kitchen that can be opened to the outdoors and swimming pool

In the summer months, the kitchen can be completely opened up to the screened-in porch and the outdoors. Slide-and-fold glass doors from Quantum separate the kitchen and porch.

Floor plan and details of great room from exterior View from front door through atrium hallway into great room Screened in porch off kitchen that can be opened to the outdoors and swimming pool

“Lovell’s execution of color is versatile, and balances utilitarianism with a strong dose of sophistication.”

—Veranda

“Thank you all for giving us the luxury of such magnificent talent!”

—Client, Chicago

“Forget that you are amazingly talented and diligent designers.
What you provide is peace of mind.”

—Client, Chicago

Details

Custom Dining Table

Custom bronze dining table with a Blue Gasgogne limestone top.

Bar Details

The materials used at the bar are inspired by the client’s passion for highly polished mahogany Chris Craft Boats.  The surface of the mahogany bar top was finished with a glossy spar varnish.  The zinc backsplash of the bar repeats the use of zinc that is utilized on the exterior of the home.

Lounge Chairs

Bobbin-style lounge chairs with upholstery in bright white Sunbrella and with contrast linen piping.

Custom Lamps

Two 6-6” tall lamps anchor the corners of the room; they were exclusively designed for the residence in zebra wood with telescoping bronze stems.

Fabric Detail

Ikat fabrics from Bergamo are used on the sofa and chairs to bring in blue accents.

Philippe Stark Bath Tub

A Philippe Stark bath tub is set atop the blue stone floor.

In the News - Lake House

Veranda, May 2011
“Windows on Nature: The Glass Pavilions of a Wisconsin Lake House take in the serene beauty of its surroundings.”

CS Interiors – Cover Story, July 2009
“Glass Act: A see-through modern getaway in Lake Geneva plays terrarium by day, and moody manse by night”

Linens for Every Room and Occasion by Jane Scott Hodges, April 2014
“The Well Appointed Guestroom”

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