Ever wonder what types of homes are located on Lake Lure, North Carolina? Are you searching for the perfect lake home but not sure what you are looking for? Here are six of the most popular home designs found on the lake. What is your favorite style home?
1. ARTS AND CRAFTS
Arts and Crafts style homes refer to the late 19th Century British and American movement to revive handicrafts. Originally, it meant a home built from a plan in Stickley’s magazine. Now, Arts and Crafts style homes are built upon inspiration through nature, the beauty of the materials used and simplicity. Encompassing not only the architecture, but interior design, textiles, and art.
Craftsman style homes focus on the value of handmade, well-constructed architecture. Inspired by Arts and Crafts style, craftsman homes are far from cookie cutter and some feature hand crafted wood beams, raw/exposed wood beams, large, tapered columns, and low-pitched gable roof lines. Covered porches are a must for craftsman homes and patterned windowpanes offer a unique perspective where imagination can shine. There are four types of Craftsman style homes but the most popular in Lake Lure is the Bungalow or Mission Revival.
Typically cottages are smaller and modest built by the lake, in the mountains or by a river and boast cozy features such as small stone fireplaces, hardwood floors and smaller separate rooms. Open floor plans were not popular because it was harder to heat in the wintertime. Many of the cottages in Lake Lure today were built in the 40s and 50s. Moreover, they were less expensive to build and typically smaller as families used them as vacation homes.
Originally cabins were small, typically stick built made from wood or logs by the same person that planned on dwelling there. Nowadays, cabins can range from small single story of one to two rooms, to massive multi-level ones with huge logs sometimes imported from the north. Cabins are rustic and many found on Lake Lure use forest themes for inspiration.
Contemporary began in the 1970’s and pays emphasis on geometric lines and modern architecture. These homes incorporate modernist styles using eco-friendly materials and design; focus on clean lines, neutral colors, and textures. Likewise, contemporary homes reflect a more streamlined approach and use materials such as concrete, soapstone, terrazzo, recycled materials such as glass and wood rather than more traditional mediums such as carpet, granite, and laminate. Open-floor plans and high ceilings are more the norm which let in lots of natural light. These styles are more open for imagination and design and can be easily spotted on Lake Lure.
5. POST AND BEAM
This style of construction shows off wooden beams and framing on both the interior and exterior of the home using a framework of upright and horizontal beams. Early timber frame techniques were developed thousands of years ago, and since iron was not readily available builders used woodworking joints. Nowadays, post and beam can be joined with iron and more modern components making post and beam homes unique and architecturally pleasing.
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