A modern and rustic lakeside retreat designed for relaxation in the Berkshires

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

This stunning four-season lakeside retreat was designed for a family of four by Gertler & Wente Architects, located in Monterey, a small town within The Berkshires, Massachusetts. The dwelling was positioned on its site to maximize views over Lake Garfield from every room.

A quiet understated entrance opens to expansive views with a wall of windows spanning the entire length of the lakeside of the home. Enhancing the connection between indoor and outdoor living, a covered porch off the living room leads to multi-level terraces descending to the lake. Be sure to continue below to see the floor plans of this incredible home!

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Gertler & Wente Architects BUILDER Prutting + Co. INTERIOR DESIGN Cullman and Kravis LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Okerstrom Lang

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

The architects also designed a separate studio/ guest house with a vaulted ceiling on the property. Cullman and Kravis were responsible for the beautiful interior design. Okerstrom Lang Landscape Architecture designed the extensively landscaped 20-acre property.

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

Materials include Western Red Cedar, triple-glazed high-performance windows, steel, and native stone walls.

modern rustic living room

What We Love: This lakeside retreat in the Berkshires provides a family with a relaxing environment to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. An attractive rustic facade melds into its wooded surroundings, inviting you inside this fabulous getaway. The gorgeous living spaces boast expansive walls of glazing to provide inhabitants with a continious visual connection with nature while drenching the interiors with natural light.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this home? Would you find this to be the perfect lakeside respite? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Massachusetts: A charming update to a classic New England farmhouse in the woods and Tour this ultra-dreamy farmhouse loaded with warmth in the Berkshires.

modern rustic living room

modern rustic dining room

modern rustic dining room with a fireplace

modern rustic lake house entry with a staircase

modern rustic staircase

modern rustic staircase detail

modern rustic bedroom

modern rustic lake house balcony

modern rustic sunroom

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

modern rustic lake house exterior at dusk

PHOTOGRAPHER Michael Biondo Photography

modern rustic lake house lower level floor plan

modern rustic lake house ground level floor plan

modern rustic lake house upper level floor plan

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