Waterfront Wonder: Gorgeous Flathead Lake home was built to maximize every inch of shoreline
Once design plans were underway, clean lines and warm materials ultimately set the tone for the house. Surrounded by water on three sides, the home captures the essence of lakefront living. Jason Gerbozy of J Martin Builders worked closely with the owner and CTA Architects Engineers to create a space that maximized every inch of lakeshore and every square foot of interior.
The two-story house features horizontal wood grain stained in a subtle rusty red, which melds the house into the landscape and brings it forward visually. An all-glass entry welcomes you as you come up the walk. A handmade, undyed wool rug, chosen by the team at Hunter and Company Interior Design in Whitefish, makes the entry cozy. The foyer was designed with a strategically placed art wall to keep you in suspense of the view that waits just around the corner.
The floors, interior doors and cabinets all have the same warm, neutral tone, creating a clean palette for furnishings, as well as keeping the focus on the stunning lake view. Bright flourishes of red were added to the exterior to draw the eye out and tie the color of the house into the landscape even further. Red Adirondack chairs, one of the only real requests for furniture by the homeowner, surround the outdoor fire pit, and a playful rug in the outdoor living area ties it all together. The lines between the interior and exterior are blurred by gorgeous glass walls. Sliding doors in place of windows help extend interior living and dining areas outside, with the floors and ceiling both on the same plane.
Back inside, the house is clearly designed to host guests, but it also maintains an intimate feel for cozy, quieter nights. The furniture was carefully chosen by Hunter and Company to reflect the home’s clean lines, but also to create a reference to its surroundings. Natural elements like driftwood and antlers make tasteful appearances, while midcentury-inspired dining chairs are covered in vintage canvas boat tarping, thoughtfully complemented by a reclaimed wood and concrete coffee table in the great room.