This vacation home was designed for clients who have hired us for several projects over the years. The home was sited to take full advantage of its lake-front location on Lake Ariel, Pa. Its small footprint was necessary in order to comply with local zoning rules and to keep maintenance at a minimum. The three bedrooms and loft area provide for plenty of space for the family and overnight guests, while the main living area was designed with casual living and entertaining in mind. The porches and eyebrow dormer provide architectural interest and extend the living area outdoors.
Susan Rochelle is a Residential Architect in New Jersey and other states. She is the designer of fine new single family and vacation homes throughout the area. To design the best home possible for her clients, Susan first gets to know the family (Are there children living in the home? How many? What is a typical morning in the household?). She also learns about the family lifestyle, (Is high-end luxury the goal or is understated elegance more important?) Susan also takes the surrounding community into account (What is the context of the neighborhood? What are the zoning laws?). With this information at hand, Susan works with the client to design a home that is uniquely theirs.