12 Midwest Lake Getaway Homes | Midwest Living

12 Midwest Lake Getaway Homes

Renovated cabins, new homes, small cottages with big style—see some of the lake getaway homes featured in Midwest Living.

Indiana cabin makeover

A quirky 1930s craftsman-built Indiana cabin becomes an enchanting cottage getaway after a thorough, true-to-its-roots makeover.

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Lake Michigan dream home

Water-inspired colors and durable materials set the tone outside and inside for an easy-care home—built for empty-nesters who wanted enough space for their three adult children to visit.

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Instant classic

This cheerful green cottage high on a Wisconsin bluff overlooking Green Bay was built in 2005—but looks much like one that the owner's grandparents once lived in nearby. The homeowners looked to the 1920s to give their new lake home vintage charm.

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Beach home for two families

Two Illinois families learn sharing doubles the fun when they split the purchase of a 1928 Indiana beach house.

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Reinventing history

Three century-old log cabins join together to become a one-of-a-kind lakefront getaway in northern Wisconsin.

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Modern ranch getaway

This Door County vacation home used to be a one-story, 2,000-square-foot art gallery. The wide-open feeling of the gallery inspired new owners to head straight into the 21st century with a renovation that's light, open and minimal. 

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Light and bright

A color palette that's light, bright and mostly white fills this Wisconsin home with a serene vibe.

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Full of vintage charm

Uncommon vintage pieces take on new life and purpose in a Minnesota summer home for an energetic family of seven.

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A-frame redo

Door County, Wisconsin, homeowners turned an aging A-frame into a bright, woodsy cabin with low-budget updates and casual decorating.

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Cheerful cottage

The owners of this fire-engine-red home, tucked in the trees above northern Michigan's Walloon Lake, wanted a low-maintenance, cheerful cottage style when they renovated the 100-year-old house. 

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Little big house

Clever decorating tricks and budget-friendly ideas turned a small-footprint space into a fresh and functional family home.

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Eclectic mix

All those random items you love can add up to a great-looking home. This Lake Michigan cottage shows how to make eclectic work, with its mix of antiques, modern furniture and outsider art.

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