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The owners of this early-2000s home at the Lake of the Ozarks came to the table with little direction other than the desire to remove their dated honey-oak cabinets and columns. Taking the house down to the studs, the design-build team completely reinvented the waterfront residence with an industrial, mid-century vibe and pops of funk—displayed through black ClĂ© tile, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, concrete countertops and green accents. Once they determined a few of their clients’ favorite products, materials and colors, the team carried those favorites through the rest of the design.

The updated design features many standout areas. Every space has the perfect balance of light and dark details, sturdy and soft materials and stylish and functional features. This home was created with one thing in mind: the clients’ lifestyle. Though the lakehouse is their second residence, the clients work remotely and plan to spend much time there. So, it needed to serve equally as a vacation oasis and a functional, comfortable home.

Since the home is located outside of the Kansas City area, the distance to the project provided a unique set of challenges, requiring all parties to shift mindsets and remain flexible with the completion date and material availability. Trusted trade partners completed specialized design details—like the floating quartzite bathroom sink, the floor-to-ceiling shower glass and the custom concrete countertops—to bring the project to a stunning conclusion.

Architect/Interior Designer/ Contractor

Cicada Co.


Liberty General Contracting


Nate Sheets

Countertops: Carthage Stoneworks / Concrete Designs   Furnishings: Cicada Co.   To-the-Trade Showrooms: Design & Detail; Designer’s Library

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