The Perfect Lake House Designs For Your Lot

Perfect Lake House Plans

If you’re moving near a lake, building a house from scratch will ensure it has all the features you desire. Whether you’re looking for a space to entertain, want to enjoy the view or simply wish to have unhindered access to the water, Donald A. Gardner Architects has lake house designs that will suit your needs. With one of our stunning house plans, you can fully enjoy your lakefront living experience.

Find the perfect lake house plan for your lot.

The Tristan Home Plan 1311

Choose a House Plan That Captures the View

The view is a major factor to consider when mulling lake house ideas. Hillside walkout designs are great for sloping lots and often will feature large windows are doors oriented to take advantage of a view. Typically these designs offer rear views, featuring windows — often with a sliding glass door for access to a porch or patio — at the rear of the home.

Find the perfect lake house plan for your lot.

The Jasper Hill House Plan 5020

Extend Your Outdoor Living Space

Living near a lake means plenty of time outside, which means taking advantage of ample outdoor living space. Some of the best lake house ideas include a deck or patio, and visions of lounging around with the sound of water lapping at the shore all summer.

Another way to capture additional outdoor living space while also enjoying an aesthetically pleasing home design is with a wraparound porch. If the front or side of your home faces the lake, you can cozy up to a porch swing or chair and enjoy the view to your heart’s content.

Find the perfect lake house plan for your lot.

The Silvergate Home Plan 1254-D

Choose a Design Style That Matches Lakefront Living

Consider the overall style of your design when shopping for lakefront house plans. A spacious or cozy cottage house plan can be the ideal selection for lakefront property. With Donald A. Gardner Architects, you can capture the look and feel of a cottage with ample and open floor space.

Find the perfect lake house plan for your lot.

The Cedar Court House Plan 5004

Find Lake House Design Ideas With House Plans From Donald A. Gardner Architects

As you consider building a lakefront home, you will find a number of lake house design ideas among the plans available at Donald A. Gardner Architects. We offer an extensive selection of house plans that you can  customization to ensure your home is exactly what you envision. Browse our home plans today or contact our team to learn more about our home design options.

Find your dream home at

4 comments on “The Perfect Lake House Designs For Your Lot

  1. Mark Christopher on

    I am looking for a single story lakefront home to replace the current home , size is aprox. 50′ x 40 ‘ 2 or 3 bedrooms , 2 baths one will be master bath, Fireplace in great room . We love to entertain so nice size kitchen. Lot size is 3/4 acre . Like to have lots of windows and door walls on lake side , aprox . 150’ of lakefront . We are trying to save current 2 car garage so garage can be 2 car or less or possibly seperate structure. Not sure what else you need can you lead me to some similar designs????

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Mark! Thank you for your interest in a Don Gardner house plan! Because we design stock house plans and are not involved in the building process, we are not able to design plans around existing structures. If you are wanting to incorporate a new plan with an existing garage, foundation, etc., you may want to use a local architect that can survey your property. I apologize if I am not understanding your message… feel free to reach out and we would be happy to discuss this more with you! 1-800-388-7580

  2. Jack Gray on

    Have you ever designed a Craftsmen-style house for the beach? We have a lot on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida and are looking for house plans to build. This lot has a 35′ foot height building restriction but other homes nearby are 3 stories tall to maximize the view. The lot size is 75′ X 150′.

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi, Jack! We do have a small collection of coastal home plans that you can look through. Several of these are three stories and most are on a post/pier foundation. If you are looking for a particular aesthetic that you don’t see here, we can modify any design in our portfolio to meet your needs. It may be beneficial to call and speak with our customer service team for assistance with a house plan search. 1-800-388-7580. You can also email your criteria to [email protected].


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *