Rustic Cabin on Lake Lure

This rustic cabin on Lake Lure in North Carolina began as a weekend retreat but was remodeled to be a full-time home, primarily through updates to the kitchen and outdoor spaces. One notable update was the screened-in family-room-style porch, which features a large rustic stone fireplace as well as sweeping views of Lake Lure. The kitchen was given a long row of windows and now features green cabinets with ample storage as well as granite countertops for abundant workspace.

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Photo By: Kevin Meechan

Neutral Country Kitchen With Distressed Green Cabinets

This cabin's new expanded kitchen features tons of countertop space, a centrally located island and modern appliances. The cabinet's weathered gray-green finish helps tie the room in with the rest of the home's rustic charm.

Rustic Screened-In Family Room Porch With Sofa

Panels that look like strips of tree bark cover the two end walls of this screened porch. The other two walls are mostly screens, showing off the cabin's sweeping views of Lake Lure.

Screened-In Cabin Dining Area

A small dining area made up of a rustic wood table, bench and two chairs is a perfect place for greeting or ending the day in this cabin perched on the edge of North Carolina's Lake Lure.

Rustic Stone Fireplace and Chaise

A grand fireplace nearly fills one entire wall, its rustic stones making unique layers of texture against bark-like wall panels.

Porch With Lake Lure Views

An outdoor porch captures fantastic views of Lake Lure and the mountains near Chimney Rock, with cherry red barstools adding cheery color and personality.

Screen Door With Tree Cutouts

Details like the fir tree cutouts on the screen door and unfinished wood railing add sweet personality to this cabin.

Country Kitchen With Sunflower Art

This newly expanded kitchen includes a well-organized pantry and a mudroom-type area with wall hooks for jackets and a petite bench with shelving for shoes.

Screened-In Room With Rocking Chairs

One of the drawbacks of this lakeside cabin was its limited amount of outdoor space, despite beautiful water views. The solution: A screened-in room that even boasts a fireplace for cooler months.

Stone Fireplace in Screened-In Porch

The crown jewel of this cabin's makeover is the screened-in family room with a warm fire burning brightly in the stone fireplace.

Pantry With Wine Glass Storage

Built-in shelving makes sure every inch of this pantry is usable space, including clever details like the wine glass storage.

Rustic Dining Room With Bark Accent Wall

Shingles made of bark create the ideal backdrop for a rustic cabin dining table on this screened-in porch.

Kitchen With Blue Stained Desk

A small nook in this kitchen was turned into an easy work space with the addition of a desk and built-in shelving.

Cabin Exterior With Arbor

When the homeowners of this rustic cabin on Lake Lure in North Carolina decided to make the weekend retreat their full-time home, the kitchen and outdoor spaces had to be improved. One of the renovations: A timber arbor frames the new front door which welcomes guests and provides a visual transition into the peaceful retreat.

White and Green Country Kitchen With Red Barstools

One of the problems of this cabin's former kitchen was that it didn't have any views of the nearby lake. A long row of windows remedies that and brings natural light into the now bright and welcoming room.

Neutral Country Kitchen With Black Pendants

Cream-colored walls add a warm glow to this newly enlarged kitchen, where an island and countertops all along the outer wall create lots of prep space.

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