The definitive book on "lake-house " style.
This richly illustrated book takes the reader deep into lake
country to reveal the essence of lake house and summer cottage
style. Spectacular photographs and insightful essays capture the
best of 100 revered homes.
Lake Houses is a guided tour of gardens where
bright impatiens grow among the roots of island trees, past
hammocks hung from the weathered beams of a breezy wraparound
veranda, into rustic turn-of-the-century cottage kitchens, and
across the warm wood floors of sun-drenched sitting rooms on the
This enchanting book is full of memories, but it also serves as
an idea book. In these pages, lake house owners from several
regions welcome visitors onto their properties and open the doors
to their beloved summer residences.
Included are chapters on:
- Living rooms
- Dining rooms
- Guest cabins and bunkies
- Decks, docks and gazebos
- Verandas and porches
- Wall works and fireplaces
Whether designed by a famous architect or a pragmatic relative
many generations ago, these lake houses represent the soul of