[1 of 22]A mix of cedar and corrugated metal siding accents the diverse volumes of the house.[2 of 22]A mix of cedar and corrugated metal siding accents the diverse volumes of the house.[3 of 22]With a nod to the modernism of Le Corbusier and the International Style red-accented piloties and ribbon windows define the south elevation.[4 of 22]The north elevation seen from the waterfront with the cedar facade accented by a stone chimney.[5 of 22]Approaching the main entry through a colonnade of red piloti.[6 of 22]Main entry with mahogany, stainless steel and glass custom built front door.[7 of 22]View of the entry to the the living area with gas fireplace, stone bench and chimney. In the foreground: the main stair made of stainless steel with wood and and glass treads.[8 of 22]View of high-ceilinged living area, main stair and balcony with bookshelf rail.[9 of 22]View across living room balcony and bookshelf rail to master bedroom separated by shoji screen panels.[10 of 22]Looking from the kitchen to dining area with the lake view beyond.[11 of 22]Site Plan[12 of 22]Main Floor Plan[13 of 22]Second Floor Plan[14 of 22]South Elevation Drawing[15 of 22]East Elevation Drawing[16 of 22]North Elevation Drawing[17 of 22]West Elevation Drawing[18 of 22]Wall Frame Elevation[19 of 22]Long Overhang Roof Section Drawing[20 of 22]Front door design sheet.[21 of 22]Fireplace wall design sheet.[22 of 22]Bookshelf rail design sheet.
The secret of the Lake House is in the use of volumes to define living spaces from within and without. Simple, clean contemporary lines bring together traditional building materials for a house that is perfectly suited to its site and the owners' needs for a summer home that expresses itself as a pure work of art. The house was built on the foundation of a pre-existing building at an idyllic site facing a quiet cove on Lake Champlain.
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