BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & LAKE MARTIN, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Country Living magazine today proudly reveals the brand’s first-ever Lake House of the Year. Situated on the scenic banks of Alabama’s Lake Martin, the Lake House of the Year skips the kitsch and takes a relaxed and refined approach to waterfront living. Both rustic and refined, it’s a modern-day look at living stylishly on the lake.
“The Lake House of the Year embodies everything that we love about outdoor living,” says Rachel Hardage Barrett, Editor-in-Chief of Country Living. “We’re excited to finally open the doors to the public to showcase this stylish, relaxing retreat.”
The Lake House of the Year is featured in Country Living’s July/August Water issue, on newsstands today, and will be open to the public for tours June 26-July 9. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door or online at fundraise.childrensharbor.com/LHOY. Ticket sales will benefit Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin.
Country Living’s Water issue also kicks off Hearst for Humanity, an innovative new social impact initiative that connects Hearst Magazines’ audience to charitable partners on the CrowdRise platform to inspire change and raise awareness for important philanthropic organizations and causes. The issue drives awareness for clean water initiatives through a collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and their Canadian affiliate TNC Canada, with actionable tips to help protect lakes, rivers and oceans. Throughout the pages, readers are encouraged to learn more and donate to The Nature Conservancy at HearstForHumanity.com/CLwater. The campaign will be supported by digital and social content that empowers readers to make smarter choices to protect the earth’s waterways.
The Lake House of the Year was built by Classic Homes in collaboration with developer Russell Lands On Lake Martin and designed by Nashville architect Jonathan Torode. The stunning 2,897-square home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a screened-in porch and represents the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living.
Fireplaces feature local stone, and mantels and beams are made from trees harvested on the property. With its natural charm and modern comfort, the design of the cabin provides space for family and friends to gather both indoors and outdoors, providing the backdrop for creating memories that can be cherished for generations.
The classic Russell Cabins, which have only been available as long-term rentals, served as the inspiration for the Lake House of the Year—a rustic past blending with a modern present. Native pine walls, floors, and ceilings maintain a cozy feel, with more contemporary touches in the kitchens and bathrooms.
Sponsors of the 2017 Country Living Lake House of the Year include Sleep Number, Sparkling Ice, and Universal Furniture.
For more information, visit: www.countryliving.com/LHOY.
About Country Living
Country Living (www.countryliving.com) is a shelter-lifestyle magazine focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2016), reaching 77 million readers (Fall 2016 MRI/GfK) and 80 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 117 million. Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Country Living’s editorial offices are located in Birmingham, Alabama.
About Russell Lands On Lake Martin:
Russell Lands On Lake Martin is Alabama’s premiere lakeside destination for those who want to escape to a community founded on the principles of simpler times. For more than 30 years, Russell Lands has developed its 25,000 acres of land in a manner responsible to nature with an unwavering commitment to the environment, residents, and surrounding communities. Russell Lands goes beyond developing fine lake homes and neighborhoods by providing top-notch experiences for residents and guests including recreational activities, dining, shopping, events, entertainment, boating, and golf. For more information, visit www.russelllandsonlakemartin.com.