Lake Martin Lake Home

By Adam Little, February 12, 2014 | In Home Builders,Home Design,housing market |

So, I’m sitting at home, preventatively (sure, it’s a word) prepared for the incoming snow storm that is arriving soon. For those not familiar with the area, Birmingham AL is a bit of a stranger to typical winter weather. When we do get significant ice and snow, and by significant I mean about .5″-1″, it completely shuts down everything. We received a major snow storm a couple of weeks ago that wreaked havoc on the state, and now everyone is a little on edge for this one. With all of this frigidness going on, I thought it would be the perfect time to show off a warm Summer retreat.

We began designing this home in July of 2007. DSC_0247 We used the Blake plan as a jumping off point and modified it to meet the wants/needs of the client. Double french doors lead you into the house from a covered stone and cedar beam entry porch. DSC_0242 It is an open concept floor plan, with the kitchen, dining and great room in one space, but defined by varied ceiling heights and a large entertaining island that acts as the “hub” of the home. DSC_0213DSC_0214 Through a private foyer, you enter the master suite, with a large french door unit that look out to the lake. DSC_0244 The master bath has two separate vanity areas, a private water closet, large shower and soaking tub. Double doors lead into the large closet, divided into “his” and “hers” areas. The opposite end of the house features a guest suite, laundry, and a guest bath with both interior and exterior access. A diamond shaped covered porch, with retractable screens and an outdoor fireplace, connects the vaulted covered porch on the rear of the home to the breezeway to the detached garage. DSC_0228DSC_0232DSC_0229
Now off to play in the snow! Thanks for reading!


  1. This is a beautiful house. What is the color of the exterior stain/paint?

    Comment by Laura Deguenther — March 12, 2014 @ 8:27 am

  2. Thank you Laura! It turned out wonderfully! Bob Harris with RLH Construction was the builder of the home, and would know the exact name of the paint/stain color.

    Comment by Adam Little — March 12, 2014 @ 9:34 am

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