This lakehouse situated on Paw Paw Lake in Watervliet, Michigan uses color, design details and architectural features to create a nautical feel in the home.

Watervliet Lakehouse

Built in 1986, this lakehouse on Paw Paw Lake in Watervliet, Michigan was ready for a fresh start. The decision was made to tear down the existing structure to rebuild a home that offers this family of six plenty of space to enjoy summertime weekends on the lake skiing, wakeboarding or tubing.

This new home boasts two guest bathrooms and bedrooms, four upstairs bathrooms and bedrooms, and a large master suite. The master bath vanity (pictured) features a unique Bonewood stain on Hickory from Grabill Cabinets.

Another goal of this lakehouse design was to provide ample storage space so that all the day-to-day items can be put away out of sight. In the kitchen, paneled appliances create a streamlined look. Along the refrigerator wall, floor-to-ceiling inset cabinets painted Glacier white on maple open to reveal many compartments. The Kensington Blue painted kitchen island, a nod to nautical style, offers ample area for food prep and in-kitchen seating.

The living room wet bar supports the indoor-outdoor living that happens at the lake. Beautiful cabinets stained in Fossil Stone on plain sawn white oak create storage while the paneled appliances eliminate the need for guests to travel into the kitchen to help themselves to a beverage.

Builder: Insignia Custom Homes
Interior Designer: Francesca Owings Interior Design
Cabinetry: Grabill Cabinets
Photography: Tippett Photo

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