Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Opposite: Low landscape walls and a low, sheltering roof define protected outdoor zones for enjoying the lake view. Above: Although both volumes are physically connected by the single-height entry vestibule, the house functions like a compound with separate buildings for sleeping and living/dining. that's as much about living outdoors as in. "Most Maine camps tend to be kind of dark," says Jeremiah. "We thought, if we could pull them apart and connect them back, we would have a kind of compound. "So we created living space with a bunch of zones—not just inside and outside," he explains. "There are partially covered zones, partially uncovered ones. There's a big screen porch that's one big space but with multiple zones. An old-fashioned low-slope roof runs all the way around, connecting the kitchen/dining with the master." The low-slope roof is standing-seam metal, and the taller vol- umes are cedar shingle to match cedar shingle and HardiePlank cladding. "The low roof is sometimes solid, sometimes cut back, sometimes filled with a kind of trellis," says Jeremiah. "There are wonderful shade and shadows happening. I wanted to create these areas where you can sit out of the sun or in it, or out of the rain." Beyond the shadows' throw of the house, the expansive ipe deck appears to extend, dock-like, directly into the water. (It's a trick made possible by the gently sloping site and the prestidigita- tions of landscape architect Stephen Stimson's low stone walls.) A carefully framed slice of this view from the "deck-dock" to the water provides the big impact of the front entry. Approaching the double front doors, you can see through their glass directly to the deck and out to the lake. The front hall, which also links the VOL. 3, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 57

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