I have been enchanted with the work of architect Gil Schafer for over a decade now and I’m still discovering some of his older projects.?It was a happy moment when I stumbled upon this sweet little lake house he renovated and decorated with the help of color expert Eve Ashcroft. This quaint?Connecticut cottage is somewhat different from the more formal architecture Schafer is known for, and I love it!?It was published in House Beautiful in the summer of 2007 but it still looks just as beautiful today.?
On the inside, it is bright and open. It has many windows and French doors ?to take in all the gorgeous views. Schafer enclosed a previously open porch and installed a row of windows in the adjoining dining room as well, which now overlooks the lake. Appropriately for a lake house, Ashcroft chose a very calming color scheme of blue-greens and had most of the floors painted with an enamel finish for durability. There are so many pretty rooms and details that I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. Photography is by Don Freeman.?