Inside a waterfront house with relaxed luxury on Lake Michigan’s North Shore

beach house entry with a blue door

Liederbach and Graham Architects in collaboration with Frank Ponterio Interiors created this stunning waterfront house with laid-back luxury situated in Winnetka, a village in Cook County, Illinois. Nestled along Lake Michigan’s North Shore, this dwelling is beautifully situated to take advantage of sweeping water views and exemplifies the elegant, yet relaxed style desired by the homeowners.

The home is a collection of smaller picturesque compositions, each a single room-wide, celebrating simple materials assembled with great care. From the architectural vision and execution to the interiors, outdoor living spaces, and landscape, this home reflects a curated selection of furnishings and materials to complement a striking, world-class art collection. Continue below to see the rest of this visually inspiring home…

beach style living room

What We Love: This luxury waterfront house provides its inhabitants with relaxed beach-style interiors with sophisticated details throughout. The contemporary artwork adds to the overall luxe aesthetic, along with the designer furnishings and light fixtures. We love the idyllic location of this home along the water and the way the house is elevated to soak in the beyond-spectacular views.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this dwelling? Would you change any of the details if this were your personal residence? Let us know in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Illinois: Step into a mountain-inspired home designed for empty nesters in Illinois and 100 year old house gets a bright and refreshing update in Illinois.

beach style living room seating

beach style window with seating

beach style living room with a large window

beach style living room looking towards the dining room

beach style dining room

beach style kitchen

beach style kitchen with a window

beach style study with a fireplace

Above: In the study, the gorgeous pendant lights over the desk are the 4149 Pavillion Hanging Lantern by Paul Ferrante.

beach style home library with seating

beach style entertainment room with a golf simulator

beach style bedroom

beach style master bathroom

Above: Suspended over the tub is the Moravian Star Lantern from Visual Comfort.

beach style sunroom with a fireplace

Above: This beautiful sunroom is perfect for entertaining throughout the year with its outdoor furnishings and a log-burning fireplace for added warmth.

beach style patio and pool with an ocean view

beach style pool with an ocean view

Above: The expansive swimming pool and patio showcases heavenly water views. A trellis provides shade for the outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining.

beach house exterior backyard view

Photos: Courtesy of Frank Ponterio Interiors

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Robert Sweet
2 months ago

Incredibly warm and inviting home.

Kathy Kok
2 months ago

LOVE the sunroom! what brand/type of windows were used on the full glass wall? The entire home is very tastefully done.

2 months ago

Very elegant. Almost off the charts. Would love to see more of that outdoor garden, too.

Ann Marie blumetti
2 months ago

What a spectacular home! Love it! So eclectic, and so much to see, even without the location. The kind of house I like to visit. Great choice for your sight