WRITTEN BY MEGIN POTTER | PHOTOS BY RANDALL PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW

This remarkable lakefront home is the sunny setting for family gatherings and summer celebrations. 

At this exceptional 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath lake house, it’s all about the view. 

To take in the spectacular scenery of Saratoga Lake, this waterfront home has windows galore.   

The owners (who had previously lived across the street) wanted to take full advantage of their lakeside locale. Designed by architect Bob Flansburg from Dreamscapes Unlimited, the renovations, which included adding a beautiful main bedroom suite with a balcony, were completed by Matt Parenteau Builders. 

Also on the team creating this pleasant paradise for a family of four, was Erika Gallagher, the co-owner of Plum and Crimson Fine Interior Design. 

“It’s so beautiful here, it almost feels like you don’t have any neighbors, and it becomes all about the water,” she said.

Gallagher’s trademark style is to present classic elements in a refreshing way.

“It has an updated, clean look rooted in solid design principles.”

FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS!

An ultimate outdoor room trifecta, the expansive covered porch has three distinct entertaining areas and provides a straight path out to the water. 

The fully stocked built-in outdoor kitchen features plenty of counter space, a custom-fitted sink, undercounter refrigerator, a gas grill, and island seating. 

Woven outdoor rugs cozy up the dining area, which seats eight, as well as the comfortable lounging area where the sophisticated, neutral fabrics create a calming space centered around two circular concrete tables. 

The dark wood planking on the floors and ceiling, and the three black, six-blade fans above, give guests a cool respite on warm summer nights. 

Also on the team creating this pleasant paradise for a family of four, was Erika Gallagher, the co-owner of Plum and Crimson Fine Interior Design. 

“It’s so beautiful here, it almost feels like you don’t have any neighbors, and it becomes all about the water,” she said.

Gallagher’s trademark style is to present classic elements in a refreshing way.

“It has an updated, clean look rooted in solid design principles.”

A KITCHEN THAT MOVES YOU

Once you walk inside, you can see how the chevron pattern on the outdoor rugs is continued indoors. 

The element of water flows through this kitchen, revealing itself in the wave-like chevron pattern of the lightly colored marble tile backsplash and the rippling design of the blue window treatments. 

Even the sink is oriented to look out onto the lake from a backdrop of white countertops and cabinetry, designed by Dawn Zarrillo and custom built by Zarrillo’s Custom Design Kitchens, giving the space an open, airy feel. The natural element of wood is brought in with a thick, butcher block island top and wooden dining table. Mimicking the chevron’s sharp points is an angular light fixture reminiscent of a geode’s effortless natural glamor. 

CHEVRON SHINES

Once you walk inside, you can see how the chevron pattern on the outdoor rugs is continued indoors. 

The element of water flows through this kitchen, revealing itself in the wave-like chevron pattern of the lightly colored marble tile backsplash and the rippling design of the blue window treatments. 

Even the sink is oriented to look out onto the lake from a backdrop of white countertops and cabinetry, designed by Dawn Zarrillo and custom built by Zarrillo’s Custom Design Kitchens, giving the space an open, airy feel. The natural element of wood is brought in with a thick, butcher block island top and wooden dining table. Mimicking the chevron’s sharp points is an angular light fixture reminiscent of a geode’s effortless natural glamor. 

KICK UP THE COLOR

This multi-functional room immediately commands attention.  

By coordinating with a seamstress, Gallagher is bringing back the traditional technique of matching patterned wall paper with coordinated fabric blinds. 

The voluminous stylized leaf design attracts the eye vertically, making the space appear larger. 

These bright blue cabinets also hide a secret – a murphy bed is conveniently stashed away behind their doors. 

Toy Story

This fun kids’ bedroom delivers an injection of color that is welcoming, not overwhelming.

A set of three forest green bunk beds provide plenty of space for friends. 

“It’s a color found in nature, so what could be better to call on in a lake house?” said Gallagher. “Using color really is so impactful. It creates a mood and makes a big difference to how a room feels.”

See forest green used again on the sofa in the adjoining playroom. Paired with an ultra-bright woven orange chair, funky, blocky wood tables, and a herringbone rug, this space has a vintage cool vibe. 

An entire wall of storage shelves and color-coordinated bins also ensures that at the end of the day, all the toys have an out of the way place to stay.

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

From the balcony’s sliding glass doors, sunlight pours into the peaceful main suite on the second floor. 

By varying texture, Gallagher adds interest to the monochromatic color palette while keeping things calm under the 9-foot-tall tray ceilings.

Here, the storybook arched glass French doors open to the spa-like main bath. 

A painted porcelain tub, bronze fixtures (including a large waterfall showerhead in the glass shower), and stunning circular mirror make this a great place to get away from it all without sacrificing a moment of  that wonderful view.



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