It’s a dream that so many people share—the dream of waking up to the beautiful sight of the sun rising over waterfront property. For many, it takes years to find the perfect piece of land, on the perfect lake, with the perfect view. So, when you finally find your slice of heaven, finding the right home to build on it can be made easier by searching for house plans online. We’ve gathered a few of our most popular, affordable, and view-worthy lake homes below that our consumers love and that have our builders’ approval, too. You may just find the one you’ve been dreaming of for your lakefront!
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A Midsize Home Perfect for Family Vacations
Emerald Pointe (House Plan 9635) showcases large spans of windows across the back of the home—PERFECT for a rear-facing lake or beach view! Enjoy the views from throughout the entire first floor and two of the upstairs bedrooms. Spacious front and rear decking—both covered and open—creates great outdoor living areas. Plus, there’s a second living space upstairs for extra room to entertain, and an outdoor shower to rinse off before coming inside!
A One-Bedroom Home with Loft
Who doesn’t love a cozy cottage on a lake? The Aberdeen (House Plan 2487) is a perfect little getaway. This home boasts the open-concept kitchen and living area that people crave. Not a square foot of its 950 square feet is wasted. Everything has its place, and every space is maximized to its fullest potential. Plus, the big windows and spacious porch on the home’s front face make this the perfect cozy cottage for beachfront living!
A Compact yet Open Rustic Design
Speaking of cozy cottages, the Mountain View (House Plan 6619) would really be perfect for any view! This home sports a look-below staircase that rises beside the two-story family room and front and back porches that run the full width of the home. Clean lines bring this traditional build up to today’s standards. With an inviting front elevation complete with two accenting shed dormers, there’s extra rustic appeal and light from above!
A Super Sunny Open-Concept Home
Looking for an abundance of front-facing windows and a sunroom? The Woodline 2 (House Plan 1166) might be the lake home to end all lake homes! With windows along the entire front and side-facing sunroom, views can be enjoyed from nearly anywhere in the house. The included walkout basement is ideal for a sloped lot and helps boost living spaces. And of course, the all-important lakeside deck covers the entire front face of this home.
An Adorable Bunkhouse Retreat
Tiny homes have been all the rage in recent years. Everything you need is delivered in a small package by the Great Escape (House Plan 1492). That’s right, this home has 480 square feet of completely optimized space, perfect for bunking on vacation. This home lets you enjoy the outdoors easily with its large front porch. You’ll also enjoy lounging and living in the informal ambiance of the completely open floor plan.
Featured Home: The Olympe
The Olympe (House Plan 1445) is just over 1,200 square feet with two bedrooms and one full bath on the main level. The perfect blend of modern and classic style, it offers an incredibly spacious and open kitchen, living, and dining area. Larger than life windows cover nearly the entire rear-facing wall, and lead to a large back deck complete with kitchen area. This space aches for a night with loved ones or fun in the sun!
Counter space that never seems to end, plus a large island overlooking the living room, make cooking fun again and entertaining a breeze. An impressive ceiling-high fireplace feature is set to be a lovely focal point in this home… if you can take your eyes off the view, that is!