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This extraordinary New Hampshire lake house is all about the serene views

modern lake house exterior with a view from the lake

Marcus Gleysteen Architects has designed the Clearwater Harbor House as a wonderful lake house escape for an active family and their friends, nestled in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Having spent numerous years on their previous property, the homeowners sought to craft a residence that seamlessly melds with the natural surroundings, inviting in boundless vistas, natural light, and fresh air.

Positioned along an east-west axis, the site gracefully spans the space between the northern shores of Lake Sunapee and a shared drive to the south. This thoughtfully linear layout offers an abundance of windows, which gracefully frame the shoreline. As a result, every major living space within the home enjoys sweeping, panoramic views of the tranquil waters, creating a wonderful living experience.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Marcus Gleysteen Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR North Branch Construction

modern lake house exterior

Along the street-facing side, strategically placed clerestory windows harness the southern sunlight while safeguarding the residents’ privacy from the bustling drive.

modern lake house entry

With direct views of the tranquil lake, the entry vestibule serves as the central hub of circulation within the residence, seamlessly connecting communal living spaces with the primary bedrooms and guest accommodations.

modern staircase

What We Love: This lake house in New Hampshire provides its inhabitants with a wonderful getaway to entertain their family and friends. With expansive glazing throughout the home, the focus is on maximizing views to provide a feeling of comfort and relaxation. We love the overall aesthetics of this home, from the welcoming entryway to the harmonious flow of the living spaces and their connection to the outside environment.

Tell Us: What elements do you find most interesting in the design of this lake house? Let us know in the Comments, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of New Hampshire: Tour this spectacular lakeside dream home in New Hampshire and A beautiful Adirondack lodge in New Hampshire with a snowy backdrop.

modern living room

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

modern dining room with a view of the lake

modern dining room with a view to the stairs

modern home library with a wrap around staircase

modern lake house entry with a staircase

modern bedroom with large windows and lake views

modern bedroom with large windows and lake views

modern bathroom with a window

modern bathroom with a vanity detail

modern family room with large windows and lake views

modern lake house entry at dusk

modern lake house exterior

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior at dusk

modern lake house exterior with landscaping

modern lake house exterior

modern lake house exterior

modern lake house exterior

modern lake house exterior aerial view

PHOTOGRAPHER Trent Bell & Marcus Gleysteen

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DLF
6 months ago

Love all the windows but I don’t understand when architects put the main living room fireplace opposite huge windows, the residents backs are to the lake? Even a corner fireplace would be better to take in the views..