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A Simple Plan for Lakeside Living

A low-budget vacation house proves that simple doesn't have to mean shortchanged

This vacation house is more than just a rectangle with a shed roof. For only $125 a square foot, Gene and Sharon DeSmidt built this 825-sq. ft. home away from home using plywood siding and two-foot spacing tricks to cut down on lumber costs. One peek through the ten foot wide accordion entry way, however, proves that style was no sacrifice. Additionally, after a steady influx of weekend guests, the couple decided to add two stylized 8-ft. by 12-ft. cabanas on a concrete bulkhead overlooking the lake.

A Simple Plan for Lakeside Living

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