The open pavilion style home makes most of the tranquil lot it sits within as large glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows completely bring the outdoors inside. The barrier is merely another transition zone with the semi-outdoor sitting area and the sweeping decks allowing the homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as inside!
An angular façade with concrete and glass panels draws you instantly and a long extended walkway leads to the double height living space. Everything seems perfectly curated inside the house with one space flowing into the next.
The art studio workshop and guest spaces are carefully integrated into the main structure even while ensuring that they have an identity of their own. Each space finds ways to bring the scenic countryside indoors while the distant mountains stand majestically to complete the picture-perfect setting.
Space is maximized at every turn inside this exquisite Japanese home and a multitude of windows and skylights bring in ample natural light. Breezy cheerful and perfect for book-lovers this is a home that instantly and innovatively stands out from the crowd.
Then there are occasions when it needs to give way to new homes on the same lot because of dramatically altered needs. Having already lived in a Californian bungalow on the same lot for over 40 years the owners of wanted two new homes replacing their aged residence.
The main living area and the bedrooms do away with the need for a stairway making the house accessible for the elderly. The small loft area is utilized for service rooms ensuring ergonomics of the residence are left untouched.
It is easy to see the appeal of a tranquil lake house that takes you away from the dazzle and noise of big cities. This prospect becomes an even more tantalizing idea for a couple of artists who want a serene hangout that fills them with ideas and inspirations.
Designed by Studio North the new structure that extends an already existing family home costs less than building a brand new condo and gives an opportunity for three different generations to come together.