A few weeks back on Remodelista, we took a tour of A Low-Maintenance Lake House on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, a new-build project by two Mainers: Jocelyn O. Dickson Architecture and Heidi LaChapelle Interiors. Today we’re zeroing in on the outdoor living spaces—the wide cedar deck and custom outdoor kitchen—designed by Jocie for one of the homeowners, an avid cook. Here’s a breakdown of the elements (and where to find lookalikes).
The homeowners worked with a close friend, a landscape designer, to create a “minimal and low-maintenance” planting plan, says Jocie. “Because of our proximity to the lake, we were limited with our hardscape and plantings on the water side of the house, so this area was left mostly natural.” A wide cedar deck along one side of the house creates multiple outdoor living spaces: a lounge area, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a fire pit. Fortunately, Jocie notes, the deck was completed before the price of cedar skyrocketed.