How would you like to wake up each morning to the beautiful view of a lovely lake or a gently flowing river, green canopy and distant mountains? While it remains a dream for many of us, modern lakefront homes are turning this fantasy of an idyllic setting into reality by combining smart contemporary design with sustainable style. With homeowners increasingly starting to move away from the urban chaos, these beautiful natural retreats are turning into much sought-after properties. Elegant, tranquil and cozy, the modern lakeside house is all about bringing together the best of both worlds.
Green roof of the Pool House with unabated lake views
As green architecture gains ground, lakefront homes and retreats are also becoming far more eco-friendly, and many of the modern projects disturb the existing landscape as little as possible. Blending into the backdrop while offer luxurious, modern comforts, here are 10 of the very best from across the globe. Enjoy!
1. Courtyard House, Seattle
The scenic setting of Lake Washington in Seattle is home to some of the best lakeside retreats on the planet, and the lovely Courtyard House definitely tops the list. Crafted with care by DeForest Architects, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house offers stunning views of the distant Mount Rainier and is draped in a cozy layer of wood! An open living plan ensures that there is a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay, while large overhangs protect the interior from a heavy shower. With a tasteful courtyard and ample privacy, this home allows you to put your feet up and relax in…