Collection by Emma Marsano

Great Lakeside Homes Around the World


A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

The exterior view of the Douglas House stepped walkway that extends over the surrounding trees.
The cantilevered master bedroom appears to hover above the lake. Photo by Brian Mihealsick.
Sometimes the best way to deal with a tall, gabled ceiling is to just add windows.
“The house’s narrow footprint works for us in terms of maximum exposure to the lake,” says Gibbs (shown here with son...
The sunny side of the home is clad in cedar weatherboards and features sleeping quarters on the upper level with living...