A charming lakeside cottage home with scenic views over Lake Washington

lakeside cottage home exterior

This beautiful lakeside cottage home was designed for entertaining by Ripple Design Studio, located in the Enatai neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington. Inspired by a small cottage previously occupying the site, the project challenged the architect’s creativity to blend a sophisticated cottage with the site’s complex requirements.

Nestled into the hillside, the home maximizes the breathtaking lake views. Throughout the interior, you’ll find detailed millwork and soft wall coverings, creating a warm, cohesive atmosphere from the grand entrance. The thoughtful landscaping extends to the water’s edge, where a cabana, resembling a mini-version of the home, provides a more relaxed setting for entertaining overnight guests.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Ripple Design Studio INTERIOR DESIGNER Ripple Design Studio / Christopher O’Connor BUILDER Claremont Construction LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Ripple Design Studio / Virginia Rayner

lakeside cottage home entry with a staircase

What We Love: This lakeside cottage home provides beautiful living spaces for entertaining family and friends. Ideally located along Lake Washington, this home is well positioned into the hillside to soak in the serene views from the backside of the property. We are especially loving the charming guest cabana that is ideal for hosting overnight guests with its comfortable spaces and perfect positioning next to the water.

Tell Us: Would this be your idea of the perfect lakeside home for entertaining family and friends? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: An inviting modern refuge with the most scenic views of Lake Washington and This modern beach house provides a cozy refuge in Washington State.

contemporary living room with wood beams on the ceiling

contemporary kitchen with large pendant lights

contemporary living room with wood beams on the ceiling

Above: The glazing throughout this home was sourced from Loewen Windows and Doors.

contemporary living room with sliding glass doors leading out to a deck

contemporary covered deck with outdoor furniture

contemporary kitchen pantry

contemporary dining room

contemporary home office

contemporary bedroom with French doors

contemporary bathroom vanity

contemporary bathroom with a freestanding tub

lakeside cottage home exterior patio with outdoor furniture

cottage home exterior with a patio and outdoor furniture overlooking the lake

lakeside cottage home exterior

Above: This lakeside cabana is perfect for entertaining guests, providing sweeping views over Lake Washington. This space includes overnight guest accommodations along with an outdoor hot tub and a fire pit.

lakeside cabana living room with sliding glass doors open to the lake

Above: The furnishings in this lakeside guest cabana were sourced from Seldens Designer Home Furnishings. This space features sweeping views over Lake Washington.

lakeside cabana living room with sliding glass doors open to the lake

lakeside cottage home exterior

lakeside cabana with an outdoor fire pit

Above: The lakeside cabana features comfortable outdoor furniture, beautiful landscaping, and a fire pit encircled by rock seating.

lakeside cottage home exterior

PHOTOGRAPHER Miranda Estes Photography

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