Front view of new construction Lake Lure Home, rustic cottage
Rear elevation of mountain lake home on steep slope
Lake Lure, NC Mountain Lake home designed by ACM Design
Interior view of den with view of Lake Lure, NC
Lake Lure renovation replacement home, hillside on the Lake
New wall of windows showcasing view of Lake Lure

Lake Lure Retreat

Our clients will be making new memories for years to come in their newly redesigned, and newly built Lake Lure Mountain Cottage when construction is complete in 2023. After years of owning the home and enjoying the beautiful lake views and direct lake front access, it was time for a refresh. Our clients wanted the features of modern homes, but also to take advantage of advances in building technology allowing for greater spans, more expansive views, and an indoor-outdoor connection that wasn’t possible 70 years ago when their cottage was first built.

We wanted to design the home to be situated to maximize the tranquil views of the lake. So, after tearing down the existing cottage, a new poured concrete foundation was laid directly into the hillside. This would allow for a reverse floor plan with the main living areas on the top (ground floor) level and the downstairs would be for the private living quarters, as well as a game room, and lounge.


Under Construction


View of the lake from new mountain lake cottage on Lake Lure designed by ACM Design
Rear view of hillside Lake Lure home
Building on steep slope on the shoreline of Lake Lure, ACM Design
Under construction with floor system decking
View from the newly installed flooring system on Lake Lure Mountain Cottage
Pilings foundation for new deck system
Demolition of existing home on Lake Lure to rebuild new rustic cabin
New foundation complete on new Lake Lure replacement home


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