2020 Finalist: Lakefront Living

2020 Finalist: Lakefront Living
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Designed to view Lake Norman from every room in a space that’s comfortable through all seasons, this beauty is our pick for best lakefront home.

Who: Jim and Donette Black

The home: 12,000 square feet, 6 beds, 6 full and 2 half baths

Best investment: The multi-bifold doors used throughout the first floor to connect the indoors with the outdoor lake front.

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From the designer: “This home was designed in a concave shape so that the clients could take advantage of the lake views from every room. … Clean and neutral interiors make this a timeless classic.” — Kingswood Custom Homes

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living exterior

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living door

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living entry

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living kitchen

The all-white kitchen is bright and crisp with seating for four at the counter.

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living dining

About this wine fridge …… TKTKT

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living kitchen area

The wet bar opens to the outdoor living area, with bar stools on the other side.

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living stairs

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living powder room

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living golf simulator

Yes, this house has a golf simulator.

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living porch

Lake Norman is visible from every room in the house, and the natural colors and soft textures used in the home carry the serenity from the lake throughout the interior, too.

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living outdoor living area

This outdoor living area was designed to be comfortable year-round.

2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living pool  2020 Finalist- Lakefront Living garage

Contributors: Kingswood Custom Homes; design by Louise Leeke; furnishings by J Layton Interiors; architect Robert Dame of Houston, TX.; tile by Walker Zanger; trim @itcmillwork @envisionmillwork; and hardwoods @aahardwoods @rubio.

See all 2020 Home of the Year finalists.

Photos by/courtesy of Michael Blevins

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