20 Beautiful Lake Houses You Would Love To Own [PICS]

Floating homes are great examples of houses that are not only able to combine form and functionality but in most cases, they consider the surrounding environment as well and how to fully use it. Of course, there’s also just something soothing about being surrounded by water. It gives one a sense of serenity.

We’ve put together a collection of 20 gorgeous examples of these structures for you to gaze upon. From simple and rustic to unique egg shaped spaces, these houses are more than just a space, they’re an indicator of one’s lifestyle.

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Muskoka Boathouse

Located in Muskoka Lakes in Ontario, Canada, this house takes a rustic material like wood and uses it a modern and contemporary way. It comes with all the facilities you would expect like a bedroom, bathroom and living space but also comes with a stunning roof terrace.

muskoka boathouse
Lake Union Floating Home

This floating home at Lake Union, Seattle, makes full use of its location. Not only does it provide stunning panoramic views, the house is designed in such a way that it allows for maximum functionality.

lake union floating home
Lake Rotsee Refuge

If you think that this lakehouse looks like a piece of art, you’re right as it is a combination of a sculpture and a functional building. This three storey high building is located in Rotsee, Lucerne.

lake rotsee refuge
Lake House

This lakehouse concept by Djordje Stevanovic from Serbia is beautiful not only for the details involved in the exterior but also for its simplicity. The unique combination of materials makes this lake house sophisticated yet comfortable.

lake house behance
Lake House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture

Located on Lake Washington, this lakeside guest house wonderfully incorporates elements of nature into its design. The materials such as copper and timber lends an industrial feel to this contemporary design.

lake house hutchison and maul
Hardanger Retreat

This retreat is a simple 15 sq meter room made of glass and wood. Designed by two young Norwegian architects, it is a sustainable getaway that allows one to reconnect with nature once again.

hardanger retreat
Croft Residence

This lake house located on the south coast of Victoria, Australia is uniquely crescent-shape. Looking as if it emerged from the land itself, it offers panaromic views of the surrounding rural landscape.

croft residence
Haus Am See

This dream home in Carinthia, Austria is surrounded by a maze of greenery. Designed by Spado Architects, this contemporary piece offers guests a look at the picturesque lake below.

haus am see
Glass Cube House

The glass house sits on the water’s edge at Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. This completely modern design brings the house to life by letting nature do the necessary work.

glass cube house
Floating House

MOS architects designed this floating home on Lake Huron. Steel pontoons may keep this house afloat but it is the minimal design of exterior of the house that grabs your attention.

floating house
Lake Joseph Boathouse

Situated on Lake Joseph, this house is a great place to get away from your troubles and gain some peace and quiet. The colors and design of the house makes it a comfortable setting.

lake joseph boathouse
House on Lake Okoboji

In West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, this house not only looks lovely but also acts as a 3D set of blinders. Privacy from surrounding neighbours and easy accessibility to the surroundings make this an ideal set up.

house on lake okoboji
Boat House at Millstatter Lake

Built where the soil and water intersect, this house embodies the character of both elements. Its modern design is complemented by the surrounding natural landscape and detail.

boats house millstatter lake
Cliff House

This $43 million multi-level lake house in Lake Tahoe took 4 years to be constructed. With 5 floors, 6 level glass stairwell and a glass elevator, this gigantic glass house is truly a sight to behold.

the lake house
Lakeside Studio

Located in California, this house effortlessly combines a flexible living space, art studio and gallery. With the natural landscape for inspiration, residents are given the freedom and comfort of exploring as they wish.

lakeside studio
Aqua Float Home

Inspired by sailboats, the house is made of glass and steel by German architects Steeltec37. This nautical home comes with a rooftop deck and various spaces for guests to wander through.

aqua floathome
Glass House

Located at Round Top, Texas, this three storey cube is on sale for $5.3 million. This lavish one bedroom retreat comes with multiple rooms for storing vehicles and entertaining among other things.

glass house floating on a lake
Exbury Egg

This unique looking egg located on River Beaulieu is an energy efficient and self-sustaining work space. Its shape means that it is affected by the weather around it.

exbury egg
Floating House by Dymitr Malcew

This gorgeous floating house is designed with the concept of freedom and nature in mind. The open glass and use of natural light allows one to seamlessly connect with their surroundings.

Floating House by Dymitr Malcew
Crown House

A lake house that indeed looks like a crown, this beautiful concept blends well with its surrounding environment. It is a prime example of a lakehouse with a bit of a modern twist.

Crown House