2019 Finalist: Lakeside Living

2019 Finalist: Lakeside Living
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Home of the Year is proudly presented by the Redbud Group. They’re just as obsessed with cool real estate as you are – follow along @redbudcharlotte.


Every room in this Lake Norman craftsman cottage embodies the idyllic lifestyle of living on the water, earning our pick for best lake home.

Homeowners: Brian and Jenny Donehoo

The house: ~4,300 square feet, 5 beds, 3.5 baths

Style in 3 words: Lakeside craftsman cottage

Biggest splurge and/or investment: The bluestone terrace around pool and in the foyer, exterior timbers and furnishings.

“[Our home is a] custom built elegant lakeside cottage with an edgy mid-century modern feel. It has a cozy and comfortable design with luxurious touches throughout — a light and airy open-concept masterpiece.” – Jenny Donehoo

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living front

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living sitting room

This sitting room in our master bedroom overlooking beautiful Lake Norman is our favorite spot in the house. So cozy and peaceful! – Jenny Donehoo

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living dining room

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living kitchen lake view

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living kitchen

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living living room

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living sitting area

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living living space

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living pool

Home of the Year 2019 lakeside living dock

Contributors: Grande Custom Builders (@grandecustombuilders); Jim Phelps (@jpcstu_d_o); David Smith (@davidsmithinteriors); and Michael Blevins (@mb_productions_nc).

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Photos by Michael Blevins

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