Custom Homes by Sam Vercher
By siteadmin - February 29, 2024

6 Benefits of a Luxury Lakehouse

When you take a lakeside vacation, what are some of the things that you love about it? Do you feel more relaxed while you’re there and afterward? Do you enjoy being closer to nature and fun recreational activities?

Why not feel like this every day with your own luxury lake house?

Sam Vercher, a luxury home builder in East Texas, has built custom luxury homes in many locations, but few as all-around enjoyable as by the water.
When you work with your custom home builder to design and build your new luxury home, you’ll have a wide selection of design and amenity options to choose from, such as high-end home features, sustainability design choices, luxury home landscaping, smart home technology, and many craftsman details.

But what about location?

East Texas is known for its’ beautiful landscapes, lakes, and rivers, meaning you have many options for lakeside living. Building your custom luxury home on a lake means you’ll get to enjoy the range of benefits that come with living by the water.

1. Natural Living

The world around us seems to be becoming more and more fast-paced. We often spend hours in traffic for work, school, or other daily commutes. When we’re not caught up in fast-paced living, we’re often on our phones or computers, sucked into our online lives.

Taking time in nature can help slow things down and bring the world back into focus. While visiting the lake is nice, why not extend that sense of peace and quiet to your everyday life by designing and building your luxury home on the lake? Picture yourself sipping your morning tea or coffee on the waterside, listening to the quiet sounds of waves breaking on the shore and water birds calling. You’re protected from the hustle and bustle of traffic noises and overstimulating lights and movement in the city.

There are multiple psychological studies detailing the benefits of spending time in nature. A 2019 article in The Guardian states that “The benefits of ‘blue space’—the sea and coastline, but also rivers, lakes, canals, waterfalls, even fountains—are less publicized, yet the science has been consistent for at least a decade: being by water is good for body and mind.”

Building your custom luxury home on lakefront property can help your overall mental health and well-being—as well as giving you many opportunities for fun recreational activities!

2. Recreational and Water Activities

Visiting the lake for fishing, wakeboarding, and just relaxing on the water is a lot of fun—but it can also be a lot of work.

Building your luxury home on the lake means you’ll have all the fun, relaxing, enjoyable water activities available right at your doorstep.

Whether you enjoy fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or just pleasure-cruising on the water, living by the lake and owning a boat or jet ski means you don’t have to worry about trailering your toys and taking them from place to place—they’re ready whenever you want to fish, play, or relax.

Kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding are wonderful silent waterfront recreational activities that give the opportunity to be on the water, get exercise, and enjoy the serenity that being on the water provides.

3. Resale Value

While it’s good to look at the recreational, psychological, and aesthetic values of buying a lakefront home, another major benefit is the resale value. Lakefront homes are an excellent investment, whether for short or long term. Because there’s a limited amount of lake frontage available for people to purchase, this type of real estate will always have value and continue to grow in value over time. While the upfront cost to purchase lakefront property might be pricey, there are many long-term benefits when it comes to recouping your investment and making money in the long run.

In addition, there’s considerable value in short-term rentals of lakefront homes. If you decide to live elsewhere but want to maintain your lake home, renting is also a good income option.

4. Lake Community

One major benefit of designing and building your custom luxury home on the lake is the community. Most people choose to live on the water for the same sorts of reasons, which is why lake communities are often very close-knit. This can be especially beneficial for people who are retired and looking for friends to enjoy leisure activities with or families with kids who can enjoy all the water has to offer with their friends.

One major benefit of designing and building your custom luxury home on the lake is the community.

5. Beat the Summer Heat

Summers seem to be feeling hotter and hotter. What better way to beat the heat than in your own luxury lakefront home? How many times have you fantasized about living on the water while sweltering in the city? Living by the lake means you can take advantage of cool breezes and cool water whenever the temperatures get too much

6. Privacy

In today’s world, it can feel more and more like we’re living on top of each other. If you’re interested in a quieter, more private lifestyle, buying and building your luxury home on a lakefront lot means you’ll have more privacy to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
There are so many reasons to build your custom luxury home on a lake: recreational fun, the peace, quiet, and privacy nature provides, community, and even resale value.

Talk to your custom East Texas luxury home builder today about what lakefront home options are available for you.