Whether you intend to build a lake house getaway or full-time residence, the basic considerations for lake house design tend to be the same. Being one with the water and outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts involves planning open spaces, lots of glass, simple traffic patterns, easy access to the lake and accommodating limited lot size in coveted lakefront real estate. Gone are the days of cramped cottages with minimal services and sleepers packed in bunk beds dormitory style. Home theater, broadband Internet access, A/C and heating that incorporates environmental and ambiance considerations are as much of the planning as lake, beach and boating access.
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