A cozy little cottage on the lake. Lots of folks set a goal to own one, and this couple was fortunate to have been able to find a modest three bedroom property that they and their family enjoyed seasonally for years. When they reached retirement, they decided that they wanted to live here full time, which meant they needed more room — for entertaining, for guests, for storage, for hobbies, for “alone time”. The original building housed the three bedrooms, living and dining areas, screened porch and deck on the main level. The lower level had some additional semi-finished hobby space, and there was a small storage loft. We reorganized the main level of the original footprint to house an enlarged master suite, kitchen and dining. A new family room was added to on side, while an entry, mudroom, laundry and spacious 3-car garage was added to the other. The screened porch and deck were also expanded. Plenty of seasonal “toy” storage was added below, and upstairs are two guest bedrooms, spacious his and hers “offices” (his gets the lake view and hers has a private balcony), and plenty of storage for supplies and collectibles. Although the “little” may have been taken away from this property, there’s no arguing that it is still a very cozy cottage on the lake.