Smith Lake LAKE HOUSE
To give you the full story behind this project we must start at the beginning, so here goes...a mere 14 or so months ago we got a call from our dear friend Kati. Oh wait, REWIND, you haven't met Kati? Well, let us detour a moment and tell you, she is just plain wonderful and you can find her over at Abode Design where she designs all sorts of wonderful spaces, runs a retail shop specializing in the unique, interesting and hand made item, and she has become one of our favorite people to collaborate with. Anyway, back to the story (months, and months ago, remember?), we get a call from Kati asking if we would be interested in designing a lake house on the absolutely STUNNING Smith Lake in North Alabama. We jumped at the opportunity, replied with a big "YES, PLEASE!", and set up a meeting with the potential clients. In walk Kay and Doyes Holland, two of the nicest people you will ever meet. The Hollands had fallen in love with Smith Lake and had been searching for a piece of property for three years, talk about commitment!, and they finally found the perfect piece of land- a secluded,wooded lot where they wanted to build a house in the trees for all of their family and friends to enjoy (pretty nice, right?). We set out on the design journey with these two and we came up with a simple cabin that has fun details, open spaces, and ample views of that beautiful lake we keep talking about. This past Memorial Day they spent their first weekend in the house with their brood in-tow, and we were able to stop by and say "Hi!", take a few photos (okay, maybe a few more than a few) and catch up. It was such a great feeling seeing a project come to fruition and being enjoyed by the people who made it all happen. Check out the photos below for an overview, and if you are ever in need of a little R and R, Smith Lake might be just the ticket.