Along the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, this enchanting home embodies the timeless elegance of American Georgian architecture, courtesy of the masterful touch of Robert A.M. Stern. Set upon a sprawling expanse of three acres, the home’s façade of white brick and fieldstone exudes a sense of enduring charm, as if it has been a cherished landmark for generations. Stern’s meticulous design incorporates wings that seamlessly blend into the landscape, creating an illusion of organic growth over time, further enhancing the home’s sense of belonging. Despite its formal aesthetic, the interior, curated by the esteemed Victoria Hagan, exudes warmth and hospitality, making it equally suited for grand gatherings and cozy family moments.

Stepping inside, one is immediately captivated by the panoramic views of Lake Michigan, visible from multiple vantage points throughout the home. Expansive porches beckon residents and guests alike to bask in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings, while overlooking the inviting pool. The seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces fosters a sense of harmony with nature, inviting moments of quiet contemplation or lively gatherings against the backdrop of the ever-changing lakefront panorama. In this idyllic retreat, formal sophistication converges with family-friendly comfort, offering a sanctuary where every moment is infused with the awe-inspiring beauty of the lake beyond. Don’t miss one, single detail!

 

 

 

Lake Michigan Masterpiece

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Update Your Patio for Summer

– serena & lily

 

 

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Fashions to Fall For

– moda operanda

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Home Decor for Every Room

– banana republic home

 

 

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Chic Range to Update Any Kitchen

– williams sonoma

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Vintage Finds

– one kings lane

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Preorder A HAPPIER LIFE for the June 25th Release – 

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With “her signature warmth and Southern charm” (E! Online), the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer of Songbirds and the Peachtree Bluff series presents a tender and touching novel about a young woman who discovers the family she has always longed for when she spends a life-changing summer in North Carolina.

Present Day: Keaton Smith is desperate for a fresh start. So when her mother needs someone to put her childhood home in Beaufort, North Carolina, on the market—the home that Keaton didn’t know existed until now—she jumps at the chance to head south. But the moment she steps foot inside the abandoned house, she’s confronted with secrets about grandparents who died in a car accident before she was born. And as she gets to know her charming next-door neighbor, his precocious ten-year-old son, and a flock of endearingly feisty town busybodies, she soon finds she has more questions than answers.

1976: After meeting her adoring husband Townsend, Rebecca “Becks” Saint James abandoned the life she knew and never looked back. Forty years later, she’s made a name for herself as the best hostess North Carolina has ever seen. Her annual summer suppers have become the stuff of legend, and locals and out-of-towners alike clamor for an invitation to her stunning historic home. But she’s struggling behind the façade. Becks strives to make the lives of those around her as easy as possible, but this summer she is facing a dilemma that even she can’t solve. And as the end of the season looms, she is brought to a decision she never wanted to make.

As both Keaton and Becks face new challenges and chapters, they are connected through time by the house on Sunset Lane, which has protected the secrets, hopes, and dreams of the women in their family for generations. For fans of Summer of ‘69 and The NotebookA Happier Life explores the power of family, the bonds of friendship, and the boundless nature of love.

 

 

 

 

Robert A.M. Stern