Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

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

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their own finesse in how built elements link to the land- scape—crisply, cleanly, perfectly. The main room opens to the biggest expanse of deck, but there's also a smaller deck that serves just the master. Guests are treated well on the second floor, too, with three bedrooms and bathrooms, their own hang-out room, an ample deck overlooking the water, and a smaller, private deck that faces the front of the house. The interiors are spare but carefully considered, designed to serve as a backdrop for the clients' collections and those stunning views. "The clients had eclectic colorful furniture and art—we didn't want to compete with that, we wanted those items to stand on their own. We also didn't want the house to feel like a cabiny, dark lake home," Matt recalls. "The walls are bright, and the wood floors have an almost white-washed tone to them." Another challenge when you take away basements and attics is to replace storage capacity. Lakeside life requires lots of gear, as do large-scale entertaining and accommodating guests for extended periods. The firm's solution was to build thick walls wherever they could. "The whole plan evolved from large storage walls," says Matt. "They became the organizing elements. If you open up some of these cabinets, they're incredibly detailed. We measured and tracked down everything they wanted to store and created a place for it." Mechanicals are in the three-car garage, which also contains a crawl space and storage for larger items. This page: Understated interiors showcase the owners' colorful collection of art and furniture—and, of course, those lake views. 52 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 CASE STUDY

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