Lake House

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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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

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

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.

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


“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


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”