Lakeside Cottage, Highland Lake, Vernon, NJ

Project Objective:

This petite lakeside cottage had small and awkward living spaces. Our clients asked us to expand the house to provide a better interior arrangement and to increase their views of the lake. To do this, we extended the house toward the water and opened the new spaces to the narrow living room and kitchen in the original house.

We also created a large deck with easy access from both the house and the yard. We dropped the deck down a few steps to keep the railing from obscuring the lake view.

It was important to the client to respect the rustic character of the original house; therefore, we maintained the same siding and trim on the addition.