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Modern-rustic lake house in Georgia: Lake Bluff Lodge

Lake Bluff Lodge is a breathtaking modern-rustic home designed and built by , located on the Blue Ridge lake in Georgia. The homeowners requested their home to be built with craftsman touches, designed for entertaining and comfortable living. The dwelling is located on a deeply sloped site, which presented its own set of challenges. The completed design maximizes the views of the lake from every room through extensive windows. The interior palette uses materials, colors and textures to infuse a modern touch to the craftsman details. The requirement was to keep the details simple, yet very comfortable.

At 20 feet by 20 feet, this great room is ultra-spacious—especially with its soaring 18 foot high, vaulted ceilings. The ceiling features rough sawn planks and elegant arched collar ties. These material elements infuse a subtle craftsman aesthetic that compliments the clean lines of this magnificent space. The focal point is the dramatic fireplace, designed to showcase the stone. According to the architects, the stone applied with, “the grain vertically to the left and right and horizontally in the middle. The same material was used with a chiseled edge as a spacer between tiles to add texture and pattern.”

What We Love: Lake Bluff Lodge boasts spectacular views of the lake from every room and with its fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, we can’t think of anything we don’t love about this home. A modern-rustic aesthetic around every corner, comfortable living spaces and everything you could possibly need in a lake house… including a movie and games room. Love! How about you?

The home is infused with modern rustic living in every detail, including in this elegantly styled kitchen. The backsplash features tumbled square marble tiles that runs all the way up to the ceiling.

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A home office on the second level boasts built-in, shaker style bookcases and a desk area. A heavy time frame ceiling once again showcases the fine craftsmanship applied throughout this home.

The second level living area offers a relaxing space for watching television, with an adjacent game room and library.

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A young boy’s bedroom features natural and neutral materials, giving this western-inspired space a modern aesthetic. A fun feature was added to this space, a built-in ships ladder, which leads up to a play loft. An additional benefit to the ladder is the built-out storage for clothes.

The master bedroom offers its own private deck with mesmerizing lake views. The platform bed features a headboard comprised of hand hewn log siding. Across from the bed is a beautiful fireplace clad with natural slate stone. The ceiling adds some texture to the space with its heavy timber frame beams.

A cozy home theater features vintage movie posters decorating the walls.

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The game room features a built-in bar comprised of a rustic cherry wood with a matte finish. Stone walls adds to the rusticity of the space.

Sleeping up to six in this bunk room, triple tier bunk beds makes full use of the space. Each bed offers task lighting, electrical outlets and even a shelf to house your iPad or some good novels. Eight foot high barn doors adds to the fine details of this space.

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A view of Lake Bluff Lodge with its generous landings and terraced retaining walls, making its steep slope more easy to navigate.

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