Modern Farmhouse With Reflecting Pond

Modern Farmhouse With Reflecting Pond

This summer my family and I rented a home on a lake in Maine and it was wonderful.  Other summers we stay in a cabin on a lake in the Adirondacks or on the ocean.  Perhaps those water-connected homes are extra special to us because we live inland surrounded by trees with no water, but a pool.

Some of our clients are lucky enough to own property on a lake, a pond, a stream, or the ocean.  To many, it feels like a vacation all the time.

Architecturally, designing on the water creates challenges and opportunities for the architect.  Most importantly we want to make sure the homeowner has every way possible to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.  Porches are an ideal way to take in the view while relaxing, but we also provide lots of glass doors and windows for both light and view.

Porches

Porches

View From the Lake

View From the Lake

This home allows plenty of great panoramas of the water from huge windows as well as outdoor dining alfresco and under the generous porch.

Views Toward the Lake

Views Toward the Lake

View to the Lake

View to the Lake

View From the Stream

View From the Stream

View From the Porch

View From the Porch

Steps to Lake Home Screened Porch

Steps to Lake Home Screened Porch

Lake View From Porch

Lake View From Porch

Living Room View

Living Room View

Pond View Home

Pond View Home

View Across Pond

View Across Pond

Photos by Rob Karosis

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By Published On: July 7th, 2021Categories: Design, Lake Home, Miscellaneous, New Homes, Porches0 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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