Smith Mountain Lake House

Photography by:

Brian Quinby

Smith Mountain Lake House

A Serene Summer Getaway

Nestled in the quiet valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia is Smith Mountain Lake, a gorgeous lake that forms a picture-perfect backdrop for this client’s summer home.

Smith Mountain Lake House

Ariel View

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Study

The home sits on a dramatic point that juts out into the lake, creating one-of-a-kind panoramic views in nearly every room. Despite its incredible views, the home’s original, 1980s interior was beginning to show its age. Our client, an old friend, asked us to infuse this summer getaway with a west coast charm that would help him and his wife him feel right at home.

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Dining Room

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Antique Primitive Hutch

Two rooms in this home presented real challenges: a living room whose shape prevented ideal furniture placement and an oversized dining room that our client would rarely use. We responded by flipping the two rooms, making the dining room the living room, and vice versa. This allowed us to rethink the home’s flow and tailor each room to our client’s needs.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, we removed a portion of the overhead cabinetry and added windows revealing more natural light and taking advantage of the home’s signature lake views. The original granite countertops were kept and worked around as we integrated the home’s new light and airy aesthetic.

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Guest Bedroom

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Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom, we created an intimate space where our clients could take in the home’s stunning views. Our color palette combined creamy upholstery with chocolate and gold accents to give the room a peaceful vibe. The room’s signature furniture piece is a sofa gifted by our client’s family that we reupholstered and placed under a large window where it could be drenched in morning sunlight.

This home is a triumph of our team’s attention to purpose and flow. Now a lakefront respite, it is a place our clients look forward to visiting year after year.

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