You need a house by the water any time, but most of all, you really really need one in the summer. With a deck or a dock to sit on and enjoy some wine or cocktails with your friends while the sun goes down. It's all a part of the life well-lived.
A cabin on the lake raises the bar by hoisting awning windows up on ropes for a kitchen pass through which leads out to the waterfront dock and boathouse complete with a woody. Be sure to see what else this retreat has in store at http://homebars.barinacraft.com/post/96720169158/lake-cabin-bar-with-awning-windows