Exterior of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Exterior of Lake Lotawana home with a view of the lake and terraced landscaping. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Exterior of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include a wraparound porch and front patio. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Kitchen of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include kitchen island and skylights. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Kitchen in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include blue island with built-in dishwasher and farmhouse sink. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Living area of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include large sliding glass doors that look directly out at the lake and fireplace. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Open living area in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include a stone fireplace and hardwood floors. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Home office in Lake Lotwana home with a lake view. Features include modern French doors and hardwood floors.
Dining room of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. An open plan allows for different arrangements depending on the number of guests. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Entryway of Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. The entrance offers a direct view of the lake, and stairs to the second floor are to the left of the front door. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Interior stair landing in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. A half-height built-in bookcase provides storage and draws in daylight. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Private hallway in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. A window bench provided extra storage as well as a convenient spot for putting on shoes and boots. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Master bedroom in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Features include an oversized picture window and a beam ceiling. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Master bath in Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. A walk-in shower, recessed lighting and a flat panel TV create a retreat. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Exterior stone path at Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. Selected plants and trees provide privacy without obstructing the lake view. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Stone garden path and plantings at Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. The landscape design incorporates a variety of non-flowering and minimally flowering plants. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Outdoor patio at Lake Lotawana home with a lake view. The patio overlooks the lake and features ample space for entertaining. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.
Oversized garage and exterior of Lake Lotawana home with a view. Architecture and landscape architecture by NSPJ Architects.

Home with a Lake View

Lake Lotawana, Missouri


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Architecture
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Creating this lakefront home involved consolidating two lots, each already having an existing house that needed to be torn down. A larger home was built on the combined lot, rebuilding as close to the lakefront as possible while maintaining the magnificent view of the original structure. Gentle transitions in the grading from the top of the lot to the shore provides great views down the channel while keeping the desired height of the home.

Two large patios were restored and a large outdoor living area was added to give the owners a variety of options for outdoor entertaining and relaxing.

The interior of the home is open and bright, drawing light in from the many large windows. Upon entering the home, the lake is immediately visible through the glass sliding doors. The combined effect is a warm, inviting space in which the owners and their extended families can create lasting memories.

Our experience with local zoning and homeowner association regulations allowed us to successfully obtain the required approvals and variances without impacting the project schedule.

The owners of this Lake Lotawana home originally intended this to be their vacation home, but the project was so successful that they decided to make it their primary residence.