How do you transform a 1960’s era cottage with green shag carpet and harvest gold appliances into a family cottage that is bright, spacious & airy? You gut the kitchen, bump the lakeside wall out 8’ and enlarge and enclose a screened-in porch. You keep the beautiful stone fireplace and the charm of the pine paneling for the cozy winter days in front of the fire after cross country skiing. You bring that rustic warm wood tone into the kitchen with rustic alder cabinets and chocolate accents. Add slate back-splash tiles with hints of glass, to mirror the texture of the fireplace stone.
This cottage is the stage for large family gatherings so the spacious island lends itself to multiple cooks and large buffets. The island also invites you to sit and enjoy the lake, the fireplace and the company of others.
The large laundry makes a great place to land things when you first arrive at the lake and the adjacent bath is close to the door for quick trips in from the lake. Nothing fussy or extravagant, this cottage is just a comfortable, casual place to enjoy the summer breezes and listen to the waves lap the shore.