The Ultimate Package - Featuring a soaring vaulted ceiling, ample lighting, two islands, and custom chestnut cabinetry, the kitchen is a dream. The middle area is set up to accommodate high-top dining and a coffee station, as well as desk space and stationery storage.
The back of the home facing the lake is a tranquil hideaway.
Dream Team Platt Architecture’s Parker Platt (right) and Bud Holland were the lead designers on the project
The screened porch (top) incorporates a living area with a fireplace, as well as a concealed TV, an outdoor kitchen and grill, and a dining table.
A stone wall in the living room (looking toward the kitchen) is made to appear as if it were once on the home’s exterior.
Master Plan Above, the home’s floor plan includes a garage to the left, the main house, screened porch, and breezeway in the center, and the guest cottage—the only area with a second story—to the right.
Kick Back - Whether sipping coffee or pausing while dinner cooks, the stone fireplace and sitting area at the opposite end of the kitchen is the most used space in the house.
Good Nature - The log-cabin look carries throughout, while, in the living room, sliding glass pocket doors put the lake in full focus.
A wooden owl sits in a notch of a timber-frame beam. Right, a half-bath sink was built from a stump and a rock found by the family.
Play Time - The guest wing includes a spacious playroom fit to engage kids of all ages. Interior designer Donna Greene helped source some of the antiques here and throughout the house, many from Scott’s Antiques in Atlanta.
A dense rhododendron thicket was thinned to make space for a lakefront lawn, while still providing privacy for the house.
In one of the guest wing bedrooms, a window seat is a dreamy nook for kicking back with a book.
The master bath doesn’t miss a beat, featuring a tub, shower, two sinks, a vanity, and lake views.