Emilia Ferri Architecture + Design, LLC

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Lake House

The design concept of the Lake House commenced with the utmost consideration to its complex site.  The front of this modern single family residence is uniquely positioned on a busy thoroughfare yet the back is nestled in a serene setting with direct lake access.  The juxtaposition of the opposing sides challenged how to maintain a sense of discretion and privacy while addressing the client’s desire for an abundance of natural light and visual connection to the landscape.

The design intent included an open living concept, three bedrooms, four baths and a home office encompassing modern materials and fixtures.  The interior spaces took shape by aligning and directing the living areas with sweeping views of the surrounding context throughout both floors of the residence. 

The jewel of the home is the northeast corner where a sequence of floor to ceiling windows allow for panoramic lake vistas and unobstructed sight lines to mature trees and lush vegetation.  A double sided fireplace positioned in the center of the home serves as a warm welcome from the entry and a cozy living room backdrop.  The exterior is clad with textured stucco and custom stained cedar providing insulation and a solid sound barrier to the busy street frontage as well as a fresh modern aesthetic the homeowners wished for.

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Status: Built
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Photos by David Heald