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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The architects reoriented the garage, originally located at the front of the house, to the side of the property. There's still a motor court, formed by the back of the garage and the front elevation, where cars may pull in as needed. Family drives around the side of the house, into the garage, and then enters through a mudroom/pantry cor- ridor that flows directly into the kitchen. "It was a really import- ant shift to get the vehicles away from the front of the house," says Matt. Now the formal entry is a lovely, choreographed affair that builds to the big reveal. Slender but tall windows underline the vertical aspects of the elevation while controlling views through the house. "The entry itself is elevated on a slight deck and it's sheltered by the mass of the second floor," he continues. "The deck and the stairs—the way they meet the ground—emphasize the lightness and the delicate touch to the landscape. As you climb the steps, you can see through to hints of the lake. Our challenge with this house was to balance its transparency with its openness to the views—its opacity and its privacy." The architects considered a number of cladding options, including masonry, which is common along the lake, but they eventually settled on wood. Not just any wood, however. "We thought it would be interesting to do a modern interpretation of the masonry houses. As the design evolved, though, there was a desire to have it lighter. Then we moved to this wood. It's burnt, brushed, and stained. As you get closer, you can see that the grain stands proud. It's not neces- sarily a weathered look, but there's an incredible softness to it," Above: The architects chose weathered Accoya wood siding, which was "burnt, brushed, and stained." Viewed close up, it mimics the lively shimmer of lake waters. "We didn't want the house to feel like a cabiny, dark lake home." —Matt Kreilich 53 VOL. 3, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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