Cottage on a Lake

 

This Montana client’s love of sunny beach cottages seemed the ideal antidote for what partner Chuck Dietsche called the “Field and Stream log monsters” that had been cropping up around their beautiful lake. The resulting design was a warm, light-filled home outfitted with the client’s collection of campy antiques and vintage lake memorabilia. The cottage is built on a steep grade that maximizes the presence of the lake, with 3 floors of windows on the lake side and just the top floor visible from the street side.

Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects
Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects
The front entry welcomes guests to kick off their shoes.
The garage of Cottage on a Lake tops a three-story tower when viewed from the lake side.
At Cottage on a Lake, the white bead board stairway opens directly into the living spaces.
Take two steps down to the living room to find yourself in a cheerful vantage point above the lake.
Assemble the provisions for an early morning fishing trip in this light infused kitchen with camp style storage.
Stylish vintage porch chairs have been promoted to a dining room where bathing suits are welcome.
Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects
Romantic details frame the passage from busy daily life to the carefree elegance of lakeside living.
The corner of the main porch is an ideal place to pitch a play tent.
. Cottage on a Lake welcomes guests who have traded their car for a canoe.
The master bath at Cottage on a Lake marries lake-camp style with classic elegance.
Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects The cheerful nook in the master bedroom offers a spot to retreat with a good book.
A guest bedroom suggests the romance of a well-appointed tree house.
Storybook gables are visible from the front drive at Cottage on a Lake.
This versatile and soothing guest room creates a private retreat at Cottage on a Lake.
A peak through the trees at the tower of Cottage on a Lake.
Guests love this self-contained bunkie on the second floor of the tower at Cottage on a Lake
The turning staircase at Cottage on a Lake brings together the living spaces and bedrooms.
Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects
The lake beckons from this first-floor office at Cottage on a Lake.
The second-level lakeside porch is an extension of the living room at Cottage on a Lake.
The top of the staircase at Cottage on a Lake opens directly into the children’s bedrooms.
Lake Cottage, Montana, Dietsche + Dietsche Architects