This lake-front 1-story home was originally built in the 1960s and had never been updated until purchased from the original owner by our clients 2 years ago. They purchased it essentially for the location. Being in an environmentally sensitive location, it could not be razed and a new home built with the same proximity to the lake. The choice was made to add a 2nd floor and renovate the entire home. The only allowable footprint modifications were to the street side of the home. The 1-car garage was added onto and reoriented to face the street, allowing it to become a 2-car garage. The result of the project is a new home containing 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, a living room, dining area, kitchen, office, exercise room, 2 sitting areas, and a loft. As many rooms as feasible were designed to take advantage of the westerly views to the lake. The home was designed and built for a couple with grown children and was intended as a 2nd home to be utilized year-round. The exterior of the home is reminiscent of shingle-style architecture of the early 20th century. The home contains 3,937 sq. ft. of finished living area.