Personally, I love that the dining space could be closed off so you can eat without flies, bugs and wasps becoming very interested in your food and drink. There also were a lot of windows, so I think with them all opened, you'd get plenty of breeze to feel you are outside. Also, they could add a deck later, extended out toward the lake, if they really want one. Or even put large pavers out there for an instant patio.
The kitchen turned out really well - such a huge change from the tiny box it was originally. And it had a great view.
My MIL's summer cottage has a great view in th