Another weekend is upon us. Did this week fly by or what??? I thought we were just talking about staying at The Point in the Adirondacks. Goodness. Well, I have a few more lake houses and another design firm to share with you today. Raise your hand if you have seen the work of Dungan-Nequette? Their projects have been featured in many publications, so you may have seen some of these. The kitchen above is inside the home pictured below.
It is located on Lake Martin in Alabama and was designed by Dungan-Nequette. Don’t you just love that rustic board and batten with stone exterior? The interior seems to go in a more modern direction.
Here is another lake house for which they did design work. I believe they added on to an existing home there for this one. It is nicknamed Seven Sticks for the seven pine trees that were removed for the addition. They “honored”those trees by using seven telephone poles to support the new part of the home.
The decor in this new room is not exactly my style, but isn’t the view of the lake there magnificent?? All those windows! It was featured in Southern Living magazine, and you can read more about the house here if you would like.
Here is another rustic but refined building designed by Dungan-Nequette. This is the Springhouse Restaurant at Lake Martin.
A giant stone fireplace is at the center of the 10,000 sq. ft. facility.
And just for fun, here is a look at their dessert menu.
Lake houses are not the only things this design firm dreams up. Here is one of the beautiful farmhouses in their porfolio. This one started from a very small and simple bunkhouse on the property. (You can read more about it here in a Southern Living article.)
Again we see another rustic room adorned with many rough boards. (I am loving the plaid on those chairs!)
Now this is a porch. Doesn’t it look so peaceful? Just hand me a glass of sweet tea.
One more farmhouse designed by Dungan-Nequette you just have to see.
This very unique one was featured in Garden and Gun in April, 2009. A 100 year old barn was taken apart and moved from Pennsylvania to Alabama, and the family hired someone from Pennsylvania to oversee the reconstruction.
The entire house is heated by the large Russian Stove in the center of the great room below, and many of the decorations in the house were found on site (like the wagon frame suspended above the kitchen.) Love the swing suspended there near the fireplace!
Pretty neat, huh? Before I leave you today, let me share with you a little history on this design firm. Dungan-Nequette started out doing architectural projects working out of a small sunroom. They grew and grew, and after a period of time (and many more projects) they started Tracery Interiors to provide consistency between the interior spaces and the architectural details of their buildings. It made sense that the two should mesh. Then these creative folks somehow got into designing advertisements, graphic design,and websites, (very creative people) and their branding company, The G Brand was born. And that catches you up to where they are today.
I think I have overdosed you on rustic rooms and buildings for a little while. Next week we will venture in a different direction, and fingers crossed, I get the gallery wall project finished this weekend to show you on Monday. I hope your weekend is filled with a visit to a lake, a dinner at a great restaurant (delicious dessert included!), or a peaceful autumn ride through the countryside (maybe even a hayride?)
Until next time…