Starting from the blueprints up, we created a three-generation family get-away with “lake house essence” for this grandmother, her grown children, their grandchildren and everyone’s friends. On her wish list was a big, open kitchen where she can cook to her heart’s content and still be part of the action. We recommended stain-resistant, durable fabrics almost everywhere to take the worry out of family fun, and we incorporated lake country colors such as sandy hues and shades of blue. Now everyone says it is their escape, a place where they feel welcome and pampered. Mission accomplished.