The “Homeland” estate—the affectionate name for the summer home of the
renowned opera singer Louise Homer and her husband Sydney—was built in

the early twentieth century.

The new owner wanted to maintain the historic character of the home while also
cultivating a warm environment for family gatherings. Phinney Design Group

utilized outdoor space to maximize lakefront views, incorporating a stone hot

tub, outdoor kitchen, and screened solarium. The design team repurposed the

carriage house into recreational space, including a gym, arcade area, and home

theater large enough to bring the three generations of their family together.

Because the owner plans to use this estate as a retirement home, the design team

renovated a wing of the house into a first-floor master suite, allowing for single floor

living.

This renovation improved the home’s energy efficiency while restoring the
historic windows and fixtures. Many original features were restored, including

the oak floors, trim, and mouldings, while modern fixtures were added, such as

lighting and fans.

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Homeland

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Lakefront Views

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Stone Hot Tub

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Carriage House - garage, gym and home theater

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Exterior view of Master Bathroom

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Outdoor Kitchen

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Master Bathroom

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Breakfast Nook

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Red Kitchen

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Home Theater

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Red Kitchen

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Solarium

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Home Theater

Interior Design
  • Selma Newman Interiors with Phinney Design Group
Landscape Design
  • The LA Group
Builder
  • Phinney Design Group (CM) with cadz, u.s.
Photographer
  • Elizabeth Haynes Photography
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Square Feet
  • 12105
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