Lakeside Cabin Makeover
How one couple turned a run-down Georgia lake house into the retreat of their dreams.
“If you could have seen it then, it was all kinds of nasty,” Kathy says, laughing. “The first-floor bath was outdoors.”
But the 2,500-square-foot house did have an enviable setting on the edge of Lake Burton—the largest of six lakes created by Georgia Power along the Tallulah River. Lake Burton is know for its great boathouses, and the Cotney's set out to make theirs a special family retreat.
Lake Burton's water is clear and fresh, filled from the mountains above.
“The house sits at the end of the road, down a long, private lane,” says Kathy, “so our dogs can run around without getting into much trouble.”
“When you’re up at the lake, you actually see your children," says Kathy. "It’s a great place to reconnect with family."