50+ Modern Lake House Exterior Designs

Lake houses celebrate leisure. Formed with strong ties on their context, these residences echo their waterfront surroundings. Oriented to views and open vistas, contemporary lake houses emerged from vernacular building traditions.

Built with careful focus on craft innate connections towards the landscape, lake houses frame the outdoors while blurring the boundaries between exterior and interior space. These projects form a modern language to the rural retreat, escapes built for weekend vacations and permanent residence alike.
We’ve gathered together the listed collection exploring modern lake house design.