"You can't build a French McMansion out here" -- Cheryl Van Duyne

Interior designer Cheryl Van Duyne has been working on a new development on Cedar Creek Lake called Beacon Hill, which has its grand opening on Friday. It's unusual for a number of reasons, and chief among them is the clean-lined, controlled design. The overall plan was done by award-winning Mesa Design Group.

 "These are architect only houses, and they will be more contemporary and clean," says Van Duyen, known for her own more contemporary and transitional design style. "You can't build a French McMansion out here."  

Unlike some lakefront developments whose slum of boat houses create a cluttered shoreline, Van Duyne says Beacon Hill will put boats underneath houses for a more tidy effect and easy access to the water.