We brought the outside in.
When your getaway home sits beside Northern California’s breathtaking Lake Almanor, your interior has lots to live up to—and pull from. Drawing inspiration from the home’s natural surroundings and fantastic original architecture, Deirdre Doherty Interiors mixed in modern elements to make this family retreat timeless for generations to come.
Step out of your car and you’ll already feel the calm of the lake through the clear-glazed front door. Drop your bags and your cares on the bluestone entryway or rustic oak floors while sleek modern tile and marble details remind you that you’re definitely not roughing it. But no one will blame you if your eyes are drawn only to the lake. We replaced the original heavy windows with softer models that draw the gaze rather than obscure it. But its biggest bit of magic is handling twenty overnight guests while feeling as comfy-cozy as a small woodland retreat.