Home of the Week: Northbrook

Northbrook is a classically styled lakefront cottage. In any waterfront home, views are always of utmost importance, but what allows this home to stand out is that the often-prominent garage is used as an asset to shape the home rather than an unavoidable detriment. Because the garage is centered on the front of the home, the living space could be designed around it and access prioritized views of the lakefront.

The master wing occupies one side of the home, while the kitchen/dining space occupies the other. The center of the home is the main living space and screened porch that leads to the lakefront to provide optimal indoor-outdoor living. The only separation between the indoors and outdoors are folding doors so that the space be enjoyed all of the time in every way. The outdoor space is completed with a tucked-away kitchen and shower to optimize entertaining space.

Complete with multiple bedrooms, this lakefront property is a paradise.

Architect/Designer | Visbeen Architects
Builder | Devries & Onderlinde
Photographer | M Buck Studio

Judges’ Comments | The back fa├žade is great. The outdoor spaces flow well and utilize space, which is key for a lake property.

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