Problem: Design a residence for a young family that blends into its isolated rural setting and also satisfies the clients love of modern architecture. Make the building sustainable and filled with natural light. Accommodate family members who use a wheelchair. And provide a “summer camp” feeling of togetherness while also providing the parents with some privacy when needed.
Solution: The plan splits the Master Bedroom and Bathroom off as separate forms, connected to the main house by a glass bridge. The main space is a soaring room open to the water views. An interior stair/cabinet element splits the space and gives it scale, while also separating off a play room area. The building forms combine flat roofs and shed roofs, rearranging vernacular forms to make a modern composition. Walls and ceilings are made of Structural Insulated Panels, to provide an airtight and energy efficient envelope.
All photos by Danny Bostwick