The Owner's personality and
lifetime joys are portrayed here. My first of impression of this stock broker
seemed to be -structured, business minded, organized, let's get it done. As we
got to know each other I discovered his other side- Playful, personable, fun
loving, open. He is all of these and rich in his complexity. The building
exhibits his dual nature with the business like front only hinting at the
exuberance revealed behind.
The 400 sq. ft. deck takes advantage of this 2600 sq. ft. modern
home's location near the waterfront. The house steps up to allow for open decks
at each level. Lexan panels on the decks provide safety and unimpeded views of
the lake. The most private side of the site facing the lake opens in myriad ways
to the extraordinary setting.
Each feature on the street side of the house finds more complex
expression on other elevations. The clean lines of the exterior clear tongue and
groove cedar boards provide the background for a variety of interesting
architectural details. Windows move in and out of plane and openings become more
complex. Their composition reveals how life is lived within the house.
The opposite wall features a cantilevered window seat that sneaks a
full view of the lake. The guest suite opens to decks on the floor above.
It's in the details
We are leaning over the roof deck rail looking down and left at the
semicircular master bedroom deck. Copper cladded deck rails hold clear panels
that shelter the decks from wind and allow unimpeded views of the lake. The
abutting surfaces of the fašade require a high level of resolution. The craft of
modern architecture finds its expression in the attention to technical issues
generated by transitions between materials.
The simple cantilevered arched entry and its copper roof strike the
first note of a theme repeated over the other exterior fašades.
A Sheltered Bay
The dramatic recess of this cut -out shelters high performance vinyl
bay windows. The copper skirt, like the copper used throughout, provides long
lasting protection for horizontal surfaces.
The master's bedroom
The master bedroom has its own deck. The owner's personal taste is
expressed in the consistency of the color palette. Rich royal blues invigorate
the white surroundings. The interior windowsills and aprons are made of rift cut
white oak with a light, transparent stain.
The Bachelor Kitchen
The kitchen cabinets, doors and trim, and furniture are made of the
same handsome rift cut white oak throughout the house. The light counters and
white appliances of this European kitchen are true to the modern style.
The living room
Bright even on cloudy days the dramatic sweep of the bay windows takes
in the magnificent view. A step out and down brings the occupants onto the deck.
Living room deck
Looking down and right from the roof deck we see the 400 sq.ft. living
room deck. It is lowered so the living room enjoys an uninterrupted view of the
lake. Sunbathers enjoy privacy and a view.
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