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Lake Burton home exterior Pritchett Dixonsource 

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.

Lake Burton stairs Pritchett Dixonsource

And there is this rustic kitchen with an apron front sink and a view of the lake.


Lake Burton kitchen Pritchett Dixonsource

Lake Burton home fireplace Pritchett Dixonsource


Can you imagine waking to that view from your bed there??!

Lake Burton home bedroom view of lake Pritchett Dixonsource

And then there is this boathouse that goes with it.

Do you think they would just let me live in the boathouse?

Lake Burton home boat house Pritchett Dixonsource

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!

Lake Burton home Pritchett Dixonsource

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.

Pritchett Dixon traditional boathousesource

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.)

Pritchett Dixon stone boathousesource

Their work has been in numerous publications including This Old House, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Trends, Elle Decor, and more.

Pritchett Dixon bathsource

Pritchett Dixon rustic bathroomsource

Another home they have designed is this one on Lake Rabun, and it was featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

Lake Rabun home Pritchett Dixonsource

The owner wanted small bedrooms in the house so that family members would spend more time together.

Smart folks.

Pritchett Dixon bedroom in lake house Atlanta Homessource

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. 🙂 )

Pritchett Dixon screened porch on lake house Atlanta Homes magsource

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.

Pritchett Dixon boathouse Lake Burtonsource

Enjoy. 🙂

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All photos by Craig Bromley Photography with the exception of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles ones by Erica George Dines.

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Nancy Izlar - September 21, 2015 - 5:20 pm

I am an interior designer in Atlanta that also loves to arrange flowers. The beautiful lake house at lake Burton belongs to dear friends of mine and I did all of the flowers for that home for the tour of homes. My husband and I are very blessed to be invited up there several times a year and you are right in that it is perfect!!
How wonderful! Yes, you ARE very blessed to get to spend time in that lovely lake house. I know you have to enjoy trips there. Thank you for reading and leaving your comment Nancy. 🙂

Trudie - April 16, 2015 - 8:07 am

The Lake Burton house is the most spectacular lake house I’ve ever seen! I will watch for future home tours so I can go next time!

Debra - October 30, 2014 - 12:11 am

Love the first one. The stone fireplaces, views, that bedroom, oh, and just to hang at the boat house…Kelly, what sweet torture! Thank you for this share..

Kathy - October 12, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Beautiful lake house photos! We are blessed to have friends with awesome lake houses and big, generous hearts.
How wonderful! I am jealous big time!! Yes, you are most definitely blessed. North Carolina has some gorgeous lakes to visit as well.

annie diamond - October 10, 2014 - 6:06 pm

I didn’t even know how much I wanted a lake house…until now!! Gorgeous homes, views….beautiful!
Too funny! Yes, you want a lake house…and I do too!

Kay - October 10, 2014 - 8:23 am

Do I love these houses, or what? That first house was really rocking the X motif. I love that!
So glad you enjoyed the post Kay! Thank you for taking the time to drop by today. 🙂

DiAnne - October 9, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Passed by Lake Burton a couple months ago. It is beautiful. Have you looked at the blog Lily Pad Cottage. Love her lake views too but a different part of the country. Love this post and love the lake.
Thank you for the blog recommendation DiAnne. She does have a pretty place, and I am jealous of her lake views!

Pam roach - October 9, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Gorgeous and so tasteful
Yes, it is! And it is not over-the-top with antlers or nautical items…which makes me like it even more.

Dawn - October 9, 2014 - 6:11 pm

I love that stairway with little windows going up with them and a gallery wall below them. It is awesome! I love tons of windows at a lake house! The boat houses are whole different story. They are so neat and beautiful. They add so much to a lake house. Thanks for sharing them with us, Kelly.
You are quite welcome Dawn. That stairway with its neat windows was my favorite detail in the house.

Lynne - October 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I love me some lake houses! And I have always loved Lake Burton,and Lake Rabun, Lake Hiawassee, Lake Yonah and all the others up in North Georgia. We have rented quite a few over the years. When summer starts getting unbearable I want to head to the hills! I enjoy all your posts and look forward to reading each one.
Lynne, I do believe you know that area well and ALL of its lakes! How fun! We have never rented a lake house there (always go to a mountain cabin) but one day I do plan to do that (or perhaps one on Mirror Lake in Highlands.) Thank you so much for always reading and taking the time to comment.

Garden, Home and Party - October 9, 2014 - 3:53 pm

If I didn’t love lake houses already, I certainly would after this post. Oh my! What incredible design work both architecturally and interior design. You’re right, could I live in the boathouse. It’s so charming with it’s roof top patio (?). If I lived in that region and had a lake nearby I’d want to hire this team.
Thanks for sharing, this makes a perfect dream house.
So glad you liked it Karen! They are a dream team. I could downsize to a boathouse in a heartbeat (and tried to get our Seattle sons to look at living on a houseboat…sort of a close idea. 🙂 )

Renee Cook - October 9, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Wow, that was beautiful! I live in Commerce, only about an hour’s drive from Lake Burton, so now I think I need to go exploring in that area. Thanks so much for sharing!
Yes, you ARE close Renee. You should go and enjoy that area (and take photos!)

cindy hattersley - October 9, 2014 - 12:38 pm

I am ready to move!! That stone boathouse is the most beautiful boathouse I have ever seen…and…the house isn’t too bad either!!
You and me both! They really know how to do boathouses beautifully in that area Cindy.

Cheri - October 9, 2014 - 9:49 am

I just love every house you post and I would definitely be hard pressed to have to pick one, but this Lake House…wow…I am in LOVE and like you, I would live in the boat house. Makes me want to put my house up for sale and go find me a Lake house.
Oh my goodness…every house! This one is gorgeous, and it doesn’t hurt one bit to have that water view, does it? I know the feeling about wanting to put your home up for sale and find a lake house. (I was entertaining that idea big time about a month ago since lakehouse prices around here have dropped.)

Julia - October 9, 2014 - 9:08 am

Oh this house is beautiful and that boathouse, I would so live there!
Aren’t they both just wonderful?! So glad you liked it (and I would so live there too!)

Cynde - October 9, 2014 - 8:14 am

You had me at “Lake House”. That’s my dream home, & these with the boat houses are amazing. Water & a forest like setting…..I told my hub I’d give up social media if that would make it happen…lol Funny you mentioned lottery, I just purchased tickets this week! Lol Like to know if they rent them out….then again I wouldn’t want to leave! Lol
How funny about giving up social media Cynde! I wish that would do the trick. 🙂 Fingers crossed you won with your lottery ticket!

Sandy - October 9, 2014 - 6:42 am

Kelly, this beauty is the ONE that would make me over the moon. I truly love every inch of this house and it’s view ain’t shabby.
It is a true beauty, and that lake area of Georgia is very nice as well. You are so right about the view! 🙂

Carolyn - October 8, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Love, love, love! Bookmarked.
So glad you liked it Carolyn!

Martha - October 8, 2014 - 10:46 pm

Gorgeous!!! I love that staircase too. The position of the windows and paintings is really neat.
My mom would agree with the homeowner, she too felt bedrooms should be small so that families have to spend time together. Of course this is the same woman who thought walk in closets were a waste of space.
I’m with Mimi (above),I must win the lottery!!!
Oh no – walk in closets are certainly not a waste of space, but I do like your mother’s philosophy about the size of bedrooms. Loved loved those windows on the stairway too Martha. We all need to buy get a lottery ticket. Perhaps at least one of us will win!

Mimi - October 8, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Oh, you were right about the staircase–Wow! I love the interior pictures of that first house…I’ve decided I adore white plank walls and dark wood accents. Every time you take us on a tour, I become more and more convinced that I MUST win the lottery! Ha!
You know I love those white plank walls, Mimi. You and I both need to win the lottery (but first I have to purchase a ticket, right? 🙂 )

kim - October 8, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Love, love, love and wish I had known about the tour. I would have surely gone if I could have.
I know. I bet that was a wonderful tour, Kim. It was in late July, and the information said it was for “Lake Burton Civic Association Members and guests.” Perhaps we can be guests next year. 🙂

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