Lake Living

 

That term evokes lazy, cozy days swimming, canoeing, reading… all by the water’s edge. The evenings at a lake cottage might find you with a few cooks in the kitchen preparing the freshly caught fish served with fresh veggies from the local farm and after dinner everyone gathers about the open fire pit to roast marshmallows, sing and tell stories until the night is black as pitch.

We did a little on line fantasizing and came up with our five favorite lake houses that you will enjoy. Just click on each picture to visit the original articles that have so many more photos that will inspire and captivate. Enjoy and let’s dream about those lazy days by the lake together here!

 

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Tom Filicia’s own lake cottage in Skaneateles, upstate New York.

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Completely on the lake boasting a stone fireplace, shiplap walls and ceilings with wood beams. Rustic, modern, Adirondack mixed – Enjoy 17 more photos.

 

 

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A Maine cottage originally built in 1915 is restored and restructured for classic New England living.

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Original details mixed with some new, this shingled ‘lake cottage’ invites. You will not be disappointed when you view the other 13 photos.

 

 

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A traditional Vermont lake house by architects Smith & Vansant.

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Built on the site of an existing summer camp, this house was designed to capitalize on the outdoors as well as to fit in with the other ‘camp’ homes on the lake. Enjoy the other 19 photos.

 

 

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A lakeside cabin makeover set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains featured by Southern Living.

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It has an outdoor kitchen , boathouse and was designed for indoor/outdoor living smack on the lake. Enjoy 13 more photos.

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