Lake Martin, Alabama
Bringing the outdoors inside was the theme for this nature-lovers retreat at Lake Martin. That starts with the basic frame of the house and continues through to the redwoods that rise through all three of the home’s floors to the details in the central hearth. Echoing the gentle slope that leads from the backdoor down to the water’s edge, the home’s cedar shingles seem to fall like waves down its sides. Inside, the strong use of stained and painted wood carry on the theme. With a welcoming wide back porch, its owners and visitors alike will find it hard not to take in all the beauty this lake home has to offer.