A Glamorous Lakefront Vacation Home With An Extravagant Interior Design

It’s a fairly small area but it’s so rich in beautiful and charming details. We’re talking about a lakefront property that was recently transformed by interior designer Esther Dormer into a glamorous vacation home, a place where family and friends can gather together and enjoy the magnificent views and the beautiful surrounding landscape. The remodel brought this place to life and turned into one of the most inspiring and memorable little retreats you’ll ever come across.

The gray exterior allows the house to maintain a simple and subdued aesthetic from the outsideView in gallery
The gray exterior allows the house to maintain a simple and subdued aesthetic from the outside

This charming retreat is located near Cheat Lake in West Virginia, US. It’s on the water’s edge and it has a magnificent view. Part of the renovation plan was to give the house large windows which can take better advantage of this wonderful scenery. As you’ll see for yourself by browsing these lovely pictures, this vacation home may look bare and simple on the outside but it’s very glamorous and sophisticated on the inside. 

This open terrace and the porch below add depth to the back side of the houseView in gallery
This open terrace and the porch below add depth to the back side of the house
This is a recreation room, an area for playing games, chatting and relaxingView in gallery
This is a recreation room, an area for playing games, chatting and relaxing

The front entrance is marked by a simple white door. The simplicity and flatness of the grey facade is broken by the lovely windows with awnings and flower planters hanging on the outside and the roof takes an asymmetrical shape for an added layer of style. At the back of the house there’s a small covered area like a little porch with a seating area. On top of it there’s an open terrace which acts as an extension of the upper floor. 

The living area's focal point is this beautiful flower-shaped coffee table perfectly centered on the circular rugView in gallery
The living area’s focal point is this beautiful flower-shaped coffee table perfectly centered on the circular rug

The true character of the house is uncovered once you step inside. A whole new world is revealed, one that’s sophisticated, extravagant but also very inviting and cozy. The eclectic interior design is a combination of modern and vintage details which complement one another and give this place a ton of charm and character. One of the most interesting spaces is the kitchen area which features a glass garage door and a gorgeous array of vintage chandeliers hanging above the wooden island. 

An array of seven vintage chandeliers give the kitchen a glamorous and sophisticated vibeView in gallery
An array of seven vintage chandeliers give the kitchen a glamorous and sophisticated vibe

 

Even the hallways look amazing and are decorated with tons of beautiful details
Even the hallways look amazing and are decorated with tons of beautiful details

You’ll notice that each individual space is unique and filled with all sorts of little details that help it stand out but also maintain a cohesive look and feel throughout the house. There’s a welcoming living room with a circular area rug, a sculptural coffee table with a round glass top and three comfy sofas arranged around it. There’s also a bedroom with multiple bunk beds which can accommodate large groups of guests and a master bedroom with a very relaxing and serene aesthetic. All things considered, this small place makes a big statement and is one of our favorite vacation homes ever. 

The guest bedroom features multiple bunk beds and can accommodate both big and small groupsView in gallery
The guest bedroom features multiple bunk beds and can accommodate both big and small groups

 

The master bedroom is quite small and feels really cozy but also has an airy and tranquil vibeView in gallery
The master bedroom is quite small and feels really cozy but also has an airy and tranquil vibe
The chandelier hanging above the staircase is a real work of art
The chandelier hanging above the staircase is a real work of art
The bathrooms are small but are definitely not lacking character, as you can easily see here
The bathrooms are small but are definitely not lacking character, as you can easily see here
As you may have noticed, a lot of the decorations in this home are inspired by nature
As you may have noticed, a lot of the decorations in this home are inspired by nature
When the glass garage door opens the kitchen has a direct connection to this beautiful fire pit seating areaView in gallery
When the glass garage door opens the kitchen has a direct connection to this beautiful fire pit seating area
The open terrace on the upper floor offers a perfect view over the lakeView in gallery
The open terrace on the upper floor offers a perfect view over the lake