New Hampshire White Lakehouse

White Lake HouseIn this photo: Sheri furnishes the cabin's living room with outdoor finds that can handle wet swimsuits: a wicker sectional sofa from Restoration Hardware and a weather-resistant rug by Dash & Albert. Built-in cubbies store beach blankets and fishing gear, and the ladder leads to a sleeping loft. The walls are painted Strong White by Farrow & Ball.

When Sheri and Gerry Weber went in search of a place to put their boats, the two already owned an 1835 Cape-style house in the New Hampshire community of Elkins. The only problem? Their lake getaway sat a full quarter mile from Pleasant Lake. The Webers—including daughters Lucie, Janie, Ali, Jennifer, and Michelle—had to haul their kayaks and canoes every time they decided to go out on the water.

The family had no intention of buying another house until they lucked into a deal too good to pass up: a 500-square-foot cabin right on the water—one of a group of 1920s vacation rentals being sold off. Read more: Lake House Decorating Ideas  - Country Living

White Lake House

Antique duck decoys, a midcentury ad for fishing lures, and a wooden arrow sign mingle with cookware on the shelves. Walls are painted French Gray by Farrow & Ball.

White Lake HouseA wheeled iron cart doubles as a portable bar and stylish storage. Reclaimed-elm stools add a bit of color into the space

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