This charming lake house getaway was completely reimagined for a family of five by Boston-based Kelly McGuill Home, located in Laconia, New Hampshire. The scope of this project included a full-scale renovation, including the exterior of the house, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, the kitchen, living room, mudroom, great room, and full basement.
Throughout the home, the flooring was replaced with beautiful hardwood. Every window and door was also replaced to ensure natural light and an incredible flow. The designer’s goal for this dated home was to pull it out of the past and bring it into the present while giving it a timeless aesthetic. Every detail was thoughtfully curated to give this home the exceptional flow that it was lacking prior to the remodel.
DESIGN DETAILS: Interior Design + General Contracting: Kelly McGuill Home Deck Construction + Window and Door Installation: Prestige Property Partners of NE Electrics: Gove Electric Floors: Bay State Floor Company Cabinetry: Creative Cabinet Window Treatments: Makkas Drapery Workroom
What We Love: This lake house in beautiful New Hampshire provides a family with a wonderful retreat for relaxation and spending time in the great outdoors. White walls throughout this dwelling help to brighten the living spaces while the integration of additional windows enables natural light to flow in. The use of reclaimed wood helps to enhance the white interiors, while a wall of floor-to-ceiling sliders captures the tranquility of the lake.
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Above: The original kitchen had structural beams which presented a design challenge, so the designer opted to make these beams a beautiful focal point in the renovation. The beams are reclaimed wood, which ties in with other elements found in the home, including the sliding barn doors and fireplace mantel.
Above: The kitchen was overhauled with time-saving improvements that included refacing the cherry cabinetry, Replacing the countertops, and removing the soffits and uppers above the sink. Now, you will find open shelves with a backsplash of glossy tiels.
Above: This beautiful living room features just the right artwork to bring everything together. For this, the designer selected art from the brilliant William McLure. His work is stunning and a wonderful addition to any room in your home.
Above: In the living room, a double-volume wall of glazing opens out onto a brand new deck that provides sweeping views of the lake. Comfortable furnishings are upholstered in family-friendly performance fabrics that encircle a distressed, white oak coffee table that was custom fabricated by New England Artisan Restoration. The dual-sided local granite fireplace features a reclaimed wooden coat.
Above: In the powder room, the stunning wallpaper is by Christopher Farr. The vanity is from Restoration Hardware.
Above: Upstairs you will find a guest bedroom, the main bedroom suite, and a bunk room for the kids.
Above: The owner’s bedroom provides an airy retreat thanks to a cathedral ceiling and sliders that spill out onto a private balcony with heavenly lakefront views.
Above: The once dark and dated owner’s bath now provides a spa-like retreat, featuring unlacquered brass accents.
Above: In this shared bathroom, a black-and-white patterned-tile floor and a 1950s-style utility sink provide a winning combination.
Above: The bunk room is a highlight for the kids to host their extended family members. Reading lights and under-bed drawers provide extra functionality to this cozy space.
Above: On the lower level of this New Hampshire lake house, the designer continued with the black, white, and wood color palette. The floors are covered with wood-look vinyl that will be durable for foot traffic coming from the lake.
Above: Locker-like built-ins provide storage for seasonal gear. The reclaimed wood sliding barn door helps to close off the guest suite from the hangout area. The wall is a clad with shiplap for an eye-catching aesthetic.
PHOTOGRAPHER Erin Little Photography