Santeetlah Lakeside


Client: Various

Location: Santeetlah, North Carolina

Status: More than 10 custom homes designed and built


  • Lakeside cottages plan for 8-acre site
  • Custom homes design for planned cottages


On the rugged eight-acre lakeside site of a former motel, overlooking spectacularly-beautiful Lake Santeetlah, TSW is providing planning and architectural design services for a 32-unit village of cottages and custom lakeside homes.

Designed to optimize views and access to the lake for all residents while fostering a strong sense of neighborhood, the community will feature a rich array of amenities including a lakeside pavilion and canoe club, a community dock for all non-lakefront owners, a series of mountain waterfalls, and community gardens.

Strong design guidelines, written by TSW, encourage diverse interpretations of ‘rustic mountain lake’ architecture, underscored by a consistent vocabulary of materials.