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Custom Home Designs Bring Your Vision for Luxury Lakeside Living to Life

NSPJ Brings a Depth of Experience to Your Custom Home Architecture

Designing a lake home requires a level of expertise that not any custom home architect can provide. NSPJ has extensive experience in its lake home practice area to meet the unique needs of clients with lakefront property across the nation.

NSPJ is known for mastery in designing custom lake homes, remodeling an existing home or designing refined landscape solutions.

These NSPJ Custom Home Remodels Offer an Unmatched Lifestyle on the Water

Each of these projects is a case study in how our custom architects approach remodels or collaborative landscape architecture. The transformative element that remodels require must begin with an understanding of a problem the client wants to see resolved. We solve these difficulties effortlessly by closely interpreting our clients’ asks. We also find opportunities to add value where we can.

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Cabin on the Lake: Although the original intention was a simple remodel of a lakeside cabin, a collaborative relationship between the architect and client resulted in a fully enhanced lakeside home. The property now features expansive views and a modern open concept design, while retaining the modest sensibilities of the original cabin. This lake home is now a full-scale cozy retreat to the lake for family and friends, while reflecting an updated and transformative design. This can only be accomplished when a client trusts the integrity and talent that a highly responsive custom home designer can provide.

exterior view of lake of ozarks home

Lake of the Ozarks Home: The large, sloped backyard at the rear of this lakeside home inspired our architects to design a multi-tiered entertainment space by reconfiguring the lake access and creating a series of terraces for multi-level outdoor living. A retaining wall created space for a pool and slide, shallow ledge, laminar jet water features and a hot tub. Inside the home, views were maximized to complete the transformation of the space into a luxury family resort, complete with open-air leisure space that shifts naturally into the indoor living area.

shingle style lake home

Shingle-Style Lake Home: This project started as a remodel, with the goal of adding several bedrooms and bathrooms and giving the front exterior an updated lake aesthetic. During the process, the collaboration between the client and architect was so inspiring, the project expanded to the rear exterior to create more views and maximize entertainment space. The result is a completely transformed home, with a new footprint that surpassed the client’s expectations and created a beautiful lake home designed for entertaining.

lake home with large manicured lawn and outdoor entertainment area

Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining: NSPJ served as the landscape architect on this project to meet the client’s request for a seamless integration of interior and outdoor space and an artfully developed wayfinding experience up to the home from the lakefront. To create a resort-like entertainment experience, designers added a customized bar and recreational amenities, as well as flooring that aligns itself naturally with the rear facade.

Design a New Custom Home with NSPJ

A completely blank canvas lends itself to personalized innovations that ensure our clients will enjoy their custom lake homes for generations to come. These new homes were built with care for the natural environment and a deep consideration for how family gatherings inform design concepts.

Lakeside Neoclassical Revival: Often, clients ask architects for a new custom lakefront design that embraces the entertainment needs for multiple generations of family. This typically requires a unique design concept that offers versatile opportunities to enjoy the lake and private amenities. For this home, we used floor-to-ceiling windows and retractable doors to seamlessly merge the indoor and outdoor gathering areas. The architects also added a tea deck, pool terrace, dog run and multi-level bars that offer plenty of areas for family and friends. These concepts are all situated within a home that feels timeless and modern in its details and offers generous views of the lake for all.

Mediterranean style lake front home

Waterfront Mediterranean: This home is a true Mediterranean villa, offering a resort-at-home atmosphere with a private beach and panoramic views of the water. To allow the home to fully inhabit its waterside environs, the NSPJ team developed an open-floor plan with expansive views of the water. Large windows bring sunlight and ambient light to the home’s conjoining rooms. Neutral colors and contemporary materials blend with old world architecture, such as Mediterranean archways, to make the home feel both timeless and modern. Two intriguing highlights include a tower room for taking in the natural vistas in all directions and an outdoor recreation building to meet the needs of an energetic, social family and their guests.

Bring Your Lake Home Vision to Life with NSPJ Custom Home Architecture and Design

Whether your design concept requires a transformation of your current lake home or you’re ready to begin your dream waterfront property, trust the NSPJ custom home architecture team. Our clients benefit from our attentive approach, where we listen and use our 60+ years of experience to design your custom home.

Contact NSPJ to discuss your lake home project with our architects today.

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