Lake View

Lake View

It’s all about the view — the classic tale of the recreational lake front property too pricey to afford and too loud to endure, but the high ground a mile outside the coastline provides privacy with a panoramic lake view and the LakeView home is all about the view to, from and beyond.


Canyon City, Texas (Designed 2006; Built 2008)


His view, her view, their view

Personalized new home!


3,700 SF; 3BR, 3BA, 1,500 SF patios, 3-car garage, 2-story

Client’s Style:

lake craftsman


The Sketch, The Details, The Docs, The Advisor

Lifestyle Features:
  • dual living areas – one for family and one for overnight guests upstairs – both with deck extensions to outside
  • large social kitchen with a prep island and a bar island
  • sewing room with a view and plenty of space to quilt, sew and get-away
  • boat port so the family can hitch up and move out for a day on the lake at a moment’s notice
  • quaint home office situated on the public side which can double as a small guest room
  • living/piano room – octagonal featured space located prominently yet separate enough for significance
  • dual fireplaces – one in the main living for social gatherings and a second in the master suite for an intimate gathering
  • massive living deck to expand indoor/outdoor living area
  • upstairs guest suites to make guests feel at home
  • Accessible bathroom with roll-in shower to serve special needs child
Environment Solutions:
  • oriented to capture the lake view
  • deep overhangs at entry to shade glass areas from direct sunlight
  • low e2 windows to reduce heat gain
  • low-slope entry roof to shelter patio and provide clear bedroom view
  • reused large bolders excavated during construction for planting beds, address sign and sculpture
Community Influence:
  • large mulled windows to frame panoramic views
  • deep sheltering roofs to provide a lodge look
  • cedar columns to complement the tree trunks
  • brick and siding exterior for long-lasting finish and substantial appearance
One Response to Lake View
  1. What this client said about WishingRock Studio:

    “I love my house. Thank you for all your hard work!”

    –Mike and Marj (Lakeview)


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