Step Inside This Luxury Lakeside Home Designed for the Ultimate Entertainer
Double the homes, double the fun. For Unscripted’s latest custom residential project, we were thrilled to design the ultimate vacation home and party pad for longtime friends and repeat clients, the Zawaidehs! As an established real estate mogul, Mark Zawaideh made sure to secure a prime lakefront property in Commerce, Michigan. With beautiful views throughout the house, it was a perfect canvas to begin painting the playful interior of the home.
"We wanted this to be a fun and memorable secondary home that was not only a great family vacation home but also could be used for the fun and exuberant parties that the couple is known for." – Erika Crane, Director of Design, Residential
In the heart of the home, you will find an open floor plan that leads you from the living area straight to the kitchen. Euro-style cabinets in a two-tone acrylic finish create a sleek and modern look within the space, while a similar theme carries over to the island. Layering two contrasting materials allows for a bold architectural statement and a nice juxtaposition to the soft furnishings in the home. In the living room, leather accent pillows in dark cherry red decorate the dueling sofas—the perfect statement against the grey upholstery.
"The goal of the project was to design a secondary home that feels like a luxury resort with fun pops of color and unique architectural elements to create an elevated, yet playful space for our client." – Holly Henricks, Interior Designer, Residential
Interior Designer Holly Henricks wanted to keep a consistent theme throughout the home, while still incorporating high-contrast elements that spoke to the brand story of the client. With the colorful waterfront views creating a focal point in the space, Holly selected a stunning brass chandelier to elevate the dining experience even more.
"We used mostly black and white materials with pops of brass in the dining room to stand out and draw the eye to the picturesque Lake Union." – Holly Henricks, Interior Designer, Residential
Vacation State of Mind
Behind a hidden door, you'll discover a primary bedroom that instantly transports you to a vacation state of mind. From the serene lake views to the grandiose architectural elements, present in the secret entrance and floor-to-ceiling fireplace, you just might wake up feeling like you're in the Presidential Suite of a five-star resort.
"A stately fireplace is made up of slabs of stunning marbleized granite and shares the corner with a desk for the owner to operate business while he's at his vacation home." — Holly Henricks, Interior Designer, Residential
Life of the Party!
Descend into the basement, and you're immediately transported into the party zone of the house. A large-scale modular sofa fills the space and creates accessible seating from every angle—the perfect setup for enjoying the lounge vibes the client wanted to channel and the endless parties to come.
"Our clients love to entertain, and this creates such a unique environment with the backlit bar, red neon lighting, and a Youth Lounge for the kids to entertain alongside their parents." — Holly Henricks, Interior Designer, Residential
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