Elegant Lakeside Retreat With Rustic Touches

With stone siding, vaulted ceilings and soaring windows, this lakeside home in Wisconsin evokes thoughts of a fairytale castle, complete with its own courtyard and private garden. Where plush furniture and soft colors bring regal elegance to the interior, exposed beams and stone walls offer the perfect rustic balance. 

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Photo By: Eric Hausman

Country Home With Sprawling Lawn

At night, this country home seems to float above its lawn, with windows lighting a warm welcome to residents and visitors. The exterior is made from board and batten siding and locally-sourced stone veneer for a durable finish. 

Garden-Style Entrance

With trimmed hedges and flowers lining the way, the entrance to this beautiful country home feels as peaceful as a garden. A lantern above the arched door illuminates the space at night for quiet reflection. 

Stone Exterior and Courtyard

Following the stone walkway leads to the center of the courtyard, where shrubs and hedges create a grand outdoor sitting area. Soaring glass panels extend across the facade for a striking visual effect. 

Great Room Features French Doors

The French doors and windows that border both sides of the living room feature crisp, clean lines giving a contemporary, updated feel to the light-filled space. White oak paneling is a warm complement to the whites and creams of the furniture and walls.

Soothing Space With Crystal Accents

Plush sofas and chairs decorate this soothing living space, offering ample seats for entertaining. A glass coffee table provides space for glasses and trays, as well as complements the crystal chandelier overhead. 

Comfortable Fireside Seating

White oak walls pair with a soft gold area rug to warm the living room and keep it cozy for visiting friends and family. The muted driftwood tones lend to a simple, serene feel, which is furthered by the large fireplace. 

Vaulted Ceilings With Exposed Beams

The ceiling was kept open all the way through to the second story to add to the room's soaring feeling. A thin metal railing borders the walkway above, striking a rich contrast to the exposed beams. 

Stone Accent Wall

Opposite the fireplace, hand-hewn beams, exposed timbers and local stones give rustic panache and texture to the soothing interior. 

Open Plan Kitchen With Large Island

The kitchen's expansive, marble-topped island has enough room for four barstools so guests can keep the chef company. Overhead, a pendant light fixture adds height and interest to the space. 

Polished Stone Floor

Thanks to its open concept design, the kitchen flows into the dining and living rooms for easy entertaining. A polished stone floor below helps to visually connect the different areas, as well as proves durable in case of spills.

Glass-Enclosed Sitting Area

The polished stone floor and glass table in this sitting area reflect the sunlight pouring in through walls of windows. Exposed ceiling beams are an elegant nod to the home's rustic roots.

Stone Hall With Exposed Beams

Pale wood beams and paneling alternate with a darker wood ceiling and floor for a look that's dynamic, but not overpowering. The lighter colors contribute to the home's open, spacious feeling.

Master Suite With Cowhide Rug

Large spans of windows and a palette of white and soft brown turn this bedroom into a serene, light-filled space. The defined lines help it feel clean and clutter-free, while soft accents like a cowhide rug ensure soft surfaces for lounging. 

Neutral Spa Bathroom

A few country-charming elements like the large soaking tub and marble-topped dressing table add friendly personality to this beautiful spa bathroom. The floating vanity adds to the open, clean mood and provides storage solutions. 

Stone Country Home Exterior and Backyard

The backyard mixes wide expanses of green lawn with manicured flower beds that can be accessed via French doors from the lower level or seen from balconies on the upper floor.

Bluestone Patio With Lake View

Bluestone pavers comprise this patio with a killer view of Lake Geneva. Part of the space is covered while part is open, giving lots of options for year-round outdoor entertaining.