A major home remodel project transformed a dated lake house with a weird connector. The goal is to improve the entry and connection of the house to the garage, and create a great room, a master suite, and to expand the views to the lake. The badly designed breezeway was removed and new two story structure was built. To minimize the height of the new entry, the grade was brought up and landscape stairs were built. Plantings are an important element to soften the structure and connect it to the surroundings.
This was the main entry before the remodel. It was not clearly defined and it certainly was not inviting.
Here is my sketch suggesting. The new and improved entry is inviting and clearly visible upon approach.
Julie Fergus, ASID, is a nationally published interior designer. Her studio and showroom is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Julie's clients are primarily in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley, however, she will travel throughout the state and North East. Visit her website for contact info.