Few places feed the soul like a cozy log cabin in a picturesque lake setting. Calm and peaceful, this 100-acre country estate creates the idyllic weekend getaway for a busy, city-dwelling family of five.

The property features two historic log cabin structures, dating back to the 1850s, that were skillfully combined into one expansive home.  The homeowners set out to transform the already beautiful property into a space that reflected their own personal aesthetic. While honoring the cabin’s rustic features, they wanted to create a bright and airy space that was as tranquil as the pastoral surroundings.

To achieve this goal, the design team started with subtle, yet vital architectural changes. A wall was removed to open the kitchen and dining spaces while large-scale picture windows were added to take full advantage of the vast lake views and provide much-needed natural light.

A fresh take on a traditional farmhouse workspace, the kitchen was designed to be graceful yet approachable with a handcrafted feel. Custom brass details and cabinetry hardware from Waterstreet embellish the space, while Urban Electric’s hanging pendant provides a industrial touch. From the inset doors to the tongue-and-groove paneling, the cabinetry accentuates authentic craftsmanship and has been expertly incorporated into the exposed log cabin walls.

The design team was thoughtful in selecting organic materials, such as the Mykonos honed quartzite countertops and backsplash, which blend seamlessly with the home’s natural wood and stone structures.

Challenged by the homeowner’s desire to lighten the interiors, the design team selected colors and textures that were soft and subtle – highlighting the beauty of the surrounding nature. Perfectly framing the farmhouse windows with softened textures allows the outside world to take center stage.

The result is a captivating nature-inspired retreat that is perfect for creating beloved family memories.

Meghan Heeter, Allied ASID

Alise O’Brien Photography

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