We Love The Lakes: Rustic Beauty In A Lakeside Retreat

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Through the woods and over the river next to Star Lake sits the rustic, yet elegant house of Gail and Mike Hagen. With four grown children and 9 grandkids ranging in age from 1.5 to 22 years, the Hagens needed a big lake place that would fulfill a broad selection of needs. This month, we learnt how the home builder and interior designers fulfilled and far went beyond those expectations to produce the perfect lake life experience for this family.

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Landscaping– Crossroads Garden Center and Landscaping The Homeowners Gail and Mike Hagen have owned this home for the last 16 years, but have been pertaining to Star Lake ever considering that they got married. After falling for the home that was to eventually become the website of their lake home, the couple knew they had to act. \”We went to the county seat, got the info, called the owners and were able to buy the land,\” Gail Hagen said.First, the Hagens had actually built a steel cabin with strategies to ultimately build a lake home on the hill. Then, in 2015, the Hagens lastly began on their 4,200 square-foot lake home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Today, they have actually been in it for about 2 years and are loving every minute they can spend at the lake.The Home builder More than Thirty Years back, Bob

Kochmann and his sibling started Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Since then, they have actually been building customized houses in the FM location as well as Lakes Nation. Kochmann and Mike Hagen had known each other for several years through their shared love of motorcycles, so selecting him as their builder was an easy decision for the Hagens.The Interior Designers Kochmann is understood for being a strong supporter of locally-owned services. That is why he

referred the Hagens to skilled interior designers Sylvia Lunski(right)and Christina Mehl (left) of Design Instructions, Inc. in Fargo. Lunski\’s role was to collaborate all the interior surfaces in this home.\”She was with us anywhere we went,\” Gail Hagen said of Lunski. On the other hand, Mehl assisted the homeowners select out window coverings.Through The Woods & Over The River The Hagens \’lake house sits on two lots since the person from whom they purchased the home did not desire the land to become overdeveloped. To obtain & to the Hagens, you should

drive through a woody area and past a little stream.The Interior The interior of the Hagen\’s house can explained by the phrase, \’rustic beauty. \’Lunski designed the space to operate well for a big family who invests a great deal of time outdoors and on

the lake. You will observe a mix of tough and soft surface areas positioned throughout the house to accommodate grandkids whose little feet are likely to track in sand. At the same time, she likewise desired it to be comfy enough for Gail and Mike Hagen to be able to enjoy their early mornings and evenings indoors.Living Room In the living room, Lunski drew her color palette from Gail Hagen\’s motivation piece, a big wall clock, which she acquired at Periwinkle in Ottertail.\”I brought that with when we were making our choices,\”Gail Hagen said.The Hagens then bought most of their furnishings and devices from SCHEELS House & Hardware. This clock was Gail Hagen\’s inspiration piece.Kitchen The Kitchen features sensational cabinetry & and a custom hood from Wood Specialists. The backsplash is a distinct mix of metal and stone geometric tile. Due to the fact that the Hagens love to amuse, it was a priority to have a cooking area that might manage business. In between both the dining

table and painted cooking area island (which contrasts perfectly versus the dark wood cabinets

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is plenty of room to seat the whole household. Lunski also made certain that the high-end vinyl tile flooring was resilient enough for heavy foot traffic. Kitchen Cabinetry– Wood Specialists Granite Counter Tops– Wood Specialists Home appliances– Rigels Pipes Fixtures– Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Dining Space Sun Space Window Coverings– Style Direction, Inc.The sun space includes a lovelyview of the surrounding trees and their wildlife. It\’s not unusual to see a bald or golden eagle fly right by the window. Nevertheless, if the sun & ever gets too hot,

they can use the automated Hunter

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Douglas blinds suggested by Mehl to develop their own

shade.Lower Level The primary level has access to the deck, the lower level has access to a large outdoor patio with a hot tub and outside shower. That is why Lunski made certain that the grandkids had a tiled surface area to walk throughout when they are available in to use the bathroom. She also had the tile hallway lined with hooks so they would have a place to hang up their towels. The lower level functions bedrooms in addition to a living room, theater space, game table, bar and sewing space for Gail Hagen.The Outside The Hagens\’outdoor patio includes an outdoor shower.The exterior of the Hagens \’house features landscaping by Crossroads Garden Center and Landscaping. The place of your house was challenging for Kochmann and his team as well as

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the landscaper due to the fact that they had to perform their designs on a steep hill. The amazing end result appears to be well worth their efforts.Design Instructions 3211 Fiechtner Drive Suite # 1, Fargo 701-365-4040 Kochmann Brothers Houses, Inc. 3209 Fiechtner Dr, Fargo 701-235-2525 The post< a href =http://www.designandlivingmagazine.com/rustic-lakeside-retreat/ rel = nofollow > We Love The Lakes: Rustic Elegance In A Lakeside Retreat appeared first on Design and Living Publication.