The countless coves and inlets that make up the Lake Anna shoreline are dotted with a wide array of homes as property owners look to fulfill their dreams of lakeside living, whether that means year-round living or weekend getaways.
Many lakeside homes are designed to take advantage of their location and provide water views. Few do that better than 14711 Comfort Lane, thanks to its contemporary design that features huge glass walls and panoramic lake views from nearly every room.
The house was designed by veteran Washington, D.C., architect Robert M. Gurney and built in 2011 for the late Michael Jacobson as a getaway home. After his death it was inherited by the current owner, Jesse Cohen of Connecticut, and is maintained by caretakers.
The property, which is in Spotsylvania County on the lake’s public side, is now on the market, listed with Kathy Gardner of Dockside Realty. The asking price is $1.2 million.
The property is a shade over 5 acres and offers 600 feet of lake shoreline. The main house has 4,850 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a half-bath. The glass walls, corrugated steel siding with a rusty patina and rectangular box design give it a unique look.
A short distance away is a separate structure of similar design and construction with an oversized two-car garage on the ground level and a self-sufficient one-bedroom apartment with kitchen, bathroom and living room with fireplace above. It has 1,376 square feet of living space.
On the ground floor of the main house is a large room for exercising. It includes a resistance pool that provides the experience of swimming laps in a more compact space. The room also has a shower and sauna.
A radiant heating system beneath the ceramic tile flooring warms both the main house and the garage apartment.
The main level is a short flight of stairs up. The most notable feature upon entering the area is the wide-open floor plan. The main level great room area includes the kitchen plus dining and living areas. There’s access from here to even better views from the deck that wraps around this portion of the house.
The kitchen is galley style with stainless steel appliances and countertops, sharing the contemporary look of the rest of the house.
The contemporary design also leaves exposed wood and steel beams over the kitchen and dining area. The ceiling then soars, providing for a two-story wall of glass facing the lake. It offers water-to-sky views despite the trees that are between house and shoreline.
At the center of the space is a two-way gas fireplace that can add ambiance to the dining and living areas.
Nearby is a spiral staircase to a loft that could serve a variety of uses, such as a media room or recreation area. It does provide a bird’s-eye view of the lake through the rear window wall.
Another way to move between levels is via the elevator that serves three levels.
A hallway leads to the main level guest suite and directly above that is the master bedroom suite. Each features a fully tiled bathroom and contemporary fixtures such as vessel sinks, though the master bath adds a towel warmer to the list of creature comforts.
Outside at this end of the house is a patio and outdoor shower.
Above the third level is a combination sun deck and screened-in porch. The porch includes a wetbar and ceiling fan.
The boat house also features contemporary design and is built of steel and ipe decking. Ipe is a particularly hard and decay resistant wood from Brazil. The covered slip has a boat lift. A rooftop deck is open for entertaining and lake views.
The property is not within a subdivision so it has no homeowner association dues obligation.