Designing and building a new home is exciting, challenging and involves having a vision; one that should be tied to the homeowner’s needs and wants as well as to the area where the home will be built.
Taking each of these factors into consideration and using them to drive the design and construction can yield absolutely spectacular results.
Lee Lamming and her late husband Tom had dreamed for years of creating a lake house that would bring their family together for generations to come. The couple knew making this dream a reality would involve a custom Design and Build.
With this in mind, Lee worked closely with Agape Construction’s Architects to create a fun, open, rustic, playful and roomy lake house – a home that would be inviting and large enough to accommodate groups of extended family.
The result of Lee and Laurie’s collaboration was nothing short of astounding. The “playful” aspect of the home is expressed in curves throughout the house, including the custom stair balusters, trim, window framing and more. The rustic feel comes from extensive use of wood both inside and out, with the exterior blending stone and wood.
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And that extended family? Laurie and Lee designed the lake house – which sits on a wooded lot on the shore of Lake St. Louis – to include 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two kitchens in its 7,944 square feet.
The 12 bedrooms are grouped into four separate wings, giving individual families a semi-private space. Each bedroom has its own thermostat and one bedroom includes three sets of bunk beds, offering children space for large sleepovers.
Each bedroom bears its own name and thematic décor, which adds to the informal, playful feel of the home.
The purpose of the house – to serve as a gathering place for extended family – is perhaps best exemplified by the large family kitchen, and dining space on the lowest level. This multi-functional space even opens to an oversized screened in porch with double barbecue grills and a swim spa.
No detail is overlooked, as Architect Laurie and Homeowner Lee also included a concrete path to the home’s upper level, giving guests wheelchair access to all levels.
Laurie and Lee also took advantage of the lot’s topography, situating the house in an orientation that gives guests on the porch a panoramic view of the lake.
Finally, Agape carefully chose durable, low-maintenance materials for use throughout the house, with the goal of minimizing work and maximizing fun and family time.
The Lamming Lake St. Louis House illustrates the importance of using a Design-Build approach to new home construction.
By putting architectural, design, project management, procurement and construction services all under one roof in one construction firm, the Lammings and Agape were able to create a unique home that met the family’s needs and brought their exact vision to reality.
The Design-Build approach can yield the same, customized result for you and your family, whether you’re looking for a 12-bedroom lake house or something smaller.
Agape Construction believes that no project is too big or too small and that each client should have their dreams come true. Contact us for a complimentary consultation and start on your dream home today.