When it comes to lakeside living, North Carolina offers some of the most beautiful locales. And when it comes to architecture, no one does it better: Grande Custom Homes, the Charlotte home builder and renovations company owned by John Jakovich, can make the natural landscape even more appealing, one home feat at a time. With this project, Grande brought their signature eye for detail and design to the waterfront.
The three lake houses, which sit side by side in Mooresville, are all new construction builds for which Grande mixed aesthetics. The first house is all brick – making it the most traditional of the homes though it still has modern details like the metal roof and oversized soffits. The exteriors of the other two homes lean more “craftsman meets coastal,” as the Jakovichs put it.
Because the project required designing three similar houses at once, Jakovich explained that the main goal was to give each house its own personality and identity. The Pintail house, number 257, is classic and sophisticated, 253 has a rustic, yet modern edge, and 249 has a clean palette with bold pops of color and pattern. The three homes vary slightly in size, from 5 beds 4 baths to 5 beds and 4 ½ baths.
All three of the houses have Grande’s signature design details: things like screened porches, open floor plans, interesting ceiling details, and 4-panel pocket doors to let the outside in. They were also each designed explicitly with the lake in mind. Within each of the homes, the entire back of the house is windows, so the homeowners can see the lake from every room. Also, each home has a screened porch overlooking the water as well as a dock and slip.
But, what Grande has also achieved in these houses are all sorts of new design elements that continue to push the envelope, from the open stair risers that give the house an open and airy feeling to the book-matched porcelain slabs in the master bath, the bright marble slab backsplash in the kitchen, and the eye-catching patterned cement tiles. The result of this waterfront project are homes that elevate lake living by everything from the overall design scheme to each minute detail Grande carefully curated.