Nestled among the pine trees and overlooking Lake Cavalier sits one Northside family’s lakeside retreat.
While the homeowners call Jackson their home during the week, they take to their two-story lakehouse outside of the city of Madison for weekends filled with activities on the water and a bit of relaxation.
The space is exactly what the homeowners had in mind for their home away from home. Interior designer Ann Carter helped the homeowners to achieve their vision.
Stepping in the front door, the cozy lake house vibe is apparent, with an open living space.
The room features a plush lounging area decorated in natural hues with accent pieces in blue and yellow. A casual dining area is where the family gathers to work on puzzles they collect from their travels. These puzzles are later framed to be showcased on the walls of the lakehouse.
Much of the color in the home comes from the art adorning the walls, many of which are creations from local artists such as Walter Anderson and William Goodman.
The kitchen continues the natural, open look with a large island and a casual dining area where the family can gather for a meal together after a day on the lake.
Large windows in the dining room offers views of the back patio where family members gather for meals outdoors and to take in the picturesque landscape of the lake.
The master bedroom on the bottom floor features a large picture window with views overlooking the lake. A canopy bed, plush accent furniture and comforting hues all add to the homey vibe.
Off the kitchen, a staircase leads to the second level. The second floor is dedicated to their children, with spacious rooms for each child with en suites and a game room.
The boy’s room is complete with two sets of bunk beds and furniture with a light, natural wood finish and decorated in shades of blue and gray.
Two double beds line a wall of the girl’s bedroom. Pops of green and pink liven up the white bedding. Two original works by William Goodman, the two sole pieces of art on the walls, complete the room.
The game room tops off the second floor. The homeowner said the room was meant to be as fun and playful as the children it was designed for. Two Walter Anderson pieces frame the windows overlooking the lake. The couch and chairs play off the colors of the art, livening up the space with shades of orange and blue.
Off the back porch, one can see why the homeowners spend many of their summer weekends there. Just steps away from the shaded back patio, lined with comfy patio furniture and swing, is a large fire pit perfect for gathering outdoors in the evenings.
A wooden walkway leads out to a deck, where the family spends time fishing, and a boat slip.