HighCraft Builders whole house remodel lakefront bungalow

Lakeside Living on Donath Lake

HighCraft transformed this dark and dated three-bedroom, two-bath weekend lake house into a safe and comfortable full-time home for a father and his three daughters. The owner was on a tight budget and tighter timeline, and the house had major structural issues. The original farmhouse was built on a dry stack stone foundation in 1890, and rooms were added in 1927 and 1961. Parts of the original foundation were crumbling, the home was infested with mice, and there wasn’t a square room in the house. Lead-based paint and asbestos needed to be safely removed, and the plumbing and electrical systems were cobbled together. Our team gutted the home, reinforced the foundation, leveled the floors, and removed hazardous materials in compliance with the EPA. We installed new plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, bringing everything safely to code. In the end, we opened up the kitchen, finished the attic space, and added multiple outdoor living spaces to create a more inviting, safe and comfortable home for the family – on time and on budget.

Read more in the Group Real Estate’s blog post “Donath Lake Home Sees the Light.”

Before and After