Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lake House Home Tour at Seven Points Texas

I have the honor and privilege of being able to share with you a lake house, not even fully completed, but already being enjoyed, located in Seven Points Texas. I had been here once before for a party, and my first impression was... Look at all.... these cars, look how wide this house is, so many kids, OMG look at that lake and boat house, all this land, a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, and I hadn't even gotten inside yet.

The day of the party this house was full of people from every age group, it is a family house, there is room for everyone, it has a big open floor plan, nothing pretentious, everything organic and natural. It is a wide L shape house and the bedrooms are at separate ends both upstairs and downstairs. There are no formal rooms, this is a lake house after all.

If I lived here, this is where you would find me, all of the time!

This is the only picture in which I could capture the front of the house in all its glory. The entire house has a Arts and Crafts feel with the cabinetry and doors leaning toward the Mission Style
There is nothing blocking your line of sight in or outside of this house, it is all about the lake, which you can see from just about anywhere, including from the front yard. There is extensive stone work and natural wood beams. Notice the repeat of the roof lines over the front door and at the roof line at the center of the house.Also note the balance of the large unobstructed glass windows around the front entrance and the entire house.

This is the most complete picture of the rear of the home that I could capture.
Now lets look at some exterior details. Notice the mixture of the stone materials and the shape of the house as it slightly turns at the left front end which is the Master Bathroom.
 Call me silly but I love a half moon louvered roof vent! As my under 2 year old great nephew would say, "I need one of these!"

  At the rear of the house is this upstairs porch with iron spindles and wood posts. As you can see the lower level deck is currently having its railings installed.

 Isn't this roof line and the use of the wood and stone materials just stunning.
 A close up of just one of the many exterior lights and an up close look at the stone work.
 There are a ton of double doors leading outside of this house. Notice the copper downspouts and gutters, and the soft taupe paint color of the doors and windows, it blends in seamlessly. 
 I just love this wood ceiling. All the natural materials used everywhere on this home just makes it feel so one with nature. Most of the trees were undisturbed and able to remain on the property. It all makes me think of Walden's Pond (on a much bigger scale).  I think I might need to revisit that book.

 Here is the porch above, look at that gorgeous cathedral ceiling with large wood beams and corbels.

Ready to go inside?


This is the living room looking back at the front door. There is an abundance of windows, a 20' ceiling, a massive fireplace, and the windows on the opposite side look directly onto the lake. You can see a glimpse of the loft upstairs.
 The entire first floor has stained concrete floors. 
 The natural wood stain on the windows and door casing blends perfectly into the nature of the property as does the stone on the fireplace. This picture actually shows the paint color on the walls fairly well, it has a slight tint of a creamy light golden yellow.

 Two different stones were applied to the wall of the fireplace. There is a huge hearth for additional seating and a firebox for storing firewood to the left side. 
 The cathedral ceiling in the living room is all wood, and you can see the large beams and the exposed heating and air conditioning duct system.
This house is full of natural light through the use of large unadorned glass windows.
 This is the view from the upstairs loft looking outside to the lake and into the living room below.

The heart of the home is always the kitchen and this one has everything and more. All of the cabinetry in the entire home was custom made by Stauffer Custom Kitchens and they are exquisite. The wall cabinetry is finished in a very soothing and very pale sea foam green color. The upper cabinets alternate between having a decorative seeded glass front which contains bubbles and dots, closed cabinetry and open shelving right and left above the double sink with the large double window which looks onto the deck and straight out to the lake.
 All the appliances are GE Monogram, my favorite! There is a GE Monogram Professional six burner range with the oven below with an exhaust hood above, a dishwasher, an Advantium oven/microwave and the GE Monogram Built in Side by side Refrigerator with dispenser.
 The prep area in the Eating Area contains a ice maker and a second dishwasher.
 Details, details! Notice the Mission Style cabinetry with the crown molding of corbels along the top of the cabinetry, and above that a wooden beam and then the wood ceilings.

The 3x5 tumbled stone laid in a brick laid pattern makes for a traditional back splash which is accentuated with under cabinetry lighting.
 The center island contains trash cans and large pull out drawers, stained wood, and a large granite top. Check out the detail of all the corbels under the granite.
 From the living room you have a perfect view of the eating area and kitchen.
  The double bowl sink is a Rohl Shaws Original 2 bowl fireclay apron kitchen sink in white.
 I am loving this Mission Style cabinetry hardware.
 The same details in the kitchen are repeated in the Eating Area prep area. Looking through the opening above the sink you can see through a hallway and out through the window into the front yard. This open space above the sink allows for the natural light to flow through this house.
 The prep area in the Eating Area has has a Kohler gloss bronze sink,.

Here you can see a into the living room from the opposite side of the eating area looking down into the hallway that leads to the Master Bedroom.
There are two main hallways that connect the house together.

The Master Bedroom is painted in a soft blue color. It has a large sitting area with built in shelving and cabinetry. There are two sets of double doors in the Master that go out to the deck with an incredible view of the lake. Notice the wide white strip at the top of the cabinetry, that is a retractable projection screen for watching all their favorite shows and video's. Don't you love how it just disappears into the cabinetry so the only thing you see is the beauty of the cabinetry and what is displayed on all the shelves.

The Master bath has two separate vanities with granite counter tops, a large closet with custom shelving, a jacuzzi tub and a expansive shower with triple shower heads and a handheld, the faucets are Grohe and they have an oil rubbed bronze finish.

There is a back staircase that goes to a extra large private retreat, large enough for lots of beds for the kids to crash in during a large family gathering. This room has its own full bathroom. I especially like the staircase to this private retreat.
The main staircase goes up to two additional bedrooms both with full bathrooms, and a loft. I happen to love stairs and stair cases, so bear with me here. Building staircases is an art form!
 Isn't the grain of this wood along this handrail absolutely stunning! I also love the shadow boxes and the use of the wood strips placed both vertically and horizontally throughout the house, it adds character, depth and dimension to the walls.
 That center support beam is iron, it is both beautiful and functional. Notice all the iron spindles and the wooden balusters. Also look at those wood beams and the door casing.
 Straight ahead at the top of the steps leads to the loft and that door at the end goes out to the porch. To the right is one of the two upstairs bedrooms.
 There is an upstairs wet bar which is so convenient whether for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The cabinetry and counter tops are consistent throughout this home.
 This is the upstairs bedroom which faces the lake. Every bed in this house has a handmade quilt. It is my understand that the grandmother has made all of these quilts. What an incredible gift to pass down to this family.

 Oh, what an incredible view of the lake from this upstairs porch. It must be amazing to wake up to this view each day.

 Lets go out back! 


 There is a wonderful fire pit surrounded by seating. I can just picture kids surrounding this pit while toasting marshmallows.
 The outdoor pavilion houses a full kitchen, with tons of seating inside of the pavilion and on the opposite bar side.This kitchen has everything a chef could want.
 This 3x5 tile laid in the brick laid pattern across the front face of this kitchen is very fitting with the other stones used for the walkway down to the boat house.
 While sitting here you have a full view of the lake. There are ceiling fans to keep the air moving on a still day.
Check out the granite counter tops, an under-mount double bowl sink with pull out faucet, stone back splash, and a raised granite counter top as well.

  Notice the tile laid in a diamond pattern on this side of the bar. Nothing was missed building this outdoor kitchen.

Come on, walk with me down to the boat house. Look at these beautiful natural stone pavers, also notice the stairs down to the lake on the left side where the grass ends. As you will see there are several way into this water.

 A large stainless steel sink and faucet are reading and waiting for the fish that were freshly caught,and the grill up there is ready too.
 There are two boat slips, but only one boat at the moment, I wonder where the other one went....
 And where are the sea doo's!  You can bring up multiple sea doo's with this lift system.
 It was windy out here when I was relaxing at the lake, taking pictures. As you can see this two seater swing needs to be tied down, the table and chairs also get tied down. It didn't take me but a minute to untie this baby.
 Come on you know you want to come on down, the water is fine!

 Here is a view looking back towards the shoreline. 

 I hope you enjoyed this incredible lake house. I have to go now, that swing is calling my name, and I must answer. I think there is a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers waiting for me.

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  1. What an absolutely spectacular home!!!
    This is tattooed on to my brain now - WOW
    Each photo got better and better - unbelievable
    THanks SO much for sharing...........
    Off to sulk now - because it isn't mine lol
    Have a great wknd

    1. Susan thank you for all your kind words. I hope you have a wonderful weekend also. Enjoy!!
      Thanks, Paty

  2. This home is magnificent...I love the style of this home...when I see this particular style, it so does remind me of the beautiful homes in Texas that i have seen....the views of the lake are spectacular....and I am in love with the kitchen cabinetry...so which lake is it?...and when can I move in?

    1. Thank you Shirley. This home is located on Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points Texas. I love that kitchen also! I am ready to move in too!!
      Thanks, Patty

  3. Wow!! An amazing house AND an amazing view!! I'm your newest follower-I'd love you to visit and say hi :)

    1. Thanks, Susan. I just went over to you blog and I love it, so much to see.
      Thanks, Patty

  4. Wow, what a property! I am swooning over that stunning kitchen!

    Best wishes and hope you have a great Friday!
    Natasha in Oz

    1. Natasha, I agree this home is not just about the house itself but the entire property and beyond, way out into that lake. It really does feel like it is one with nature. It belongs!
      Have a great weekend!
      Thanks, Patty

  5. WOW! What a gorgeous, wonderful home! Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures!

    1. Thanks Susan! By the way I loved your post today!
      Thanks, Patty

  6. Holy Crapola! What a place!! I LOVE the fireplace stoned to resemble a tree trunk, the exposed airducts are like structural art, the wood trim details are amazing, and the views!!!! Even though your pic's are great I'm sure being there is so much more amazing. Thanks for making me jealous!

  7. Oh my goodness! I love Arts and Crafts design and this home is amazing! And that view...staycation forever. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh wow, when can I move in. This place is totally incredible. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi Patty,
    Thanks for your recent visit, and I'm so glad I came over to visit you to see this fabulous lake home. It truly is incredible. My favorite thing is the fireplace that looks like a tree! How unique and appropriate for this setting. If I had such a wonderful lake lot, I would take full advantage of the views, as well! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous home with us!

  10. There are so many amazing features to mention - view, soaring ceilings, painted kitchen ---- WOW!

  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures. I would love to hang out on the swing by the water.

  12. Oh, my! Absolutely gorgeous! And what a view! The attention to detail is amazing and I love all the great outdoor touches. That pavilion is great! Thanks for sharing this amazing home with us, Patty.

  13. I like the kitchen, because it is intimate.

  14. O MY!! What a fabulous home!! I really like the floors on the first floor but the Kitchen is what stole my heart!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this stunning home with all of us!!

    Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!


  15. What a house! wouldn't want to clean it though! Great photos, I feel like I was there!

  16. Breathtaking...awesome tour!

  17. What a beautiful house! Love all the photos - inside and out. I agree with the above comment though that I would not want to clean it. Thanks for sharing.

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