May I share my lake house love with you one more time? I can’t promise this will be the last time either. Sorry. 🙁 You see, I found this gorgeous lake house on Lake Burton (in north Georgia) that you just have to see. It had me at its stairway by the front door.
Hello beautiful painted plank walls with cute windows.
And there is this rustic kitchen with an apron front sink and a view of the lake.
Can you imagine waking to that view from your bed there??!
And then there is this boathouse that goes with it.
Do you think they would just let me live in the boathouse?
This home was even part of the Lake Burton Tour of Homes this summer. Visitors traveled between the tour homes via pontoon boats. How fun!
So where did all this gorgeousness come from?
Architects Todd Pritchett and Craig Dixon are the creative geniuses behind that home and the next few buildings I want you to see. Todd is from Demorest, a little town in North Georgia, and Craig (whose father and grandfather were architects) grew up in Atlanta. Both Todd and Craig studied in Atlanta and met at a restaurant project in which they were both involved.
Todd has spent many childhood summers on nearby Lake Rabun, so he has a wonderful understanding of the boathouse and lake house vernacular of the region (and you can totally see it reflected in these buildings.)
Their work has been in numerous publications including This Old House, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Trends, Elle Decor, and more.
Another home they have designed is this one on Lake Rabun, and it was featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.
The owner wanted small bedrooms in the house so that family members would spend more time together.
Here is the porch that overlooks the lake. Can’t you imagine curling up there on that sofa with a good book?
(I love that high ceiling and those sconces on the wall. 🙂 )
So are you feeling the lake house love now? I am going to leave you with another view of the wonderful boathouse from the Lake Burton home at the top of the post.
All photos by Craig Bromley Photography with the exception of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles ones by Erica George Dines.