Michigan Lake Home, Residential Development, New American Residence, USA Architecture
Michigan Lake House
Luxury American Residential Property in Leelanau County – design by Desai Chia Architecture
Apr 18, 2017
Michigan Lake House Property
Michigan Lake House is an American Architecture Awards Winner in 2017
Design: Desai Chia Architecture
Michigan Lake House shortlisted for American Architecture Awards
One of seventy-nine shortlisted buildings that have won the prestigious 2017 American Architecture Awards ® for the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.
Leelanau County, Michigan | 2016
Photographs © Paul Warchol
Architects: Desai Chia Architecture
Associate Architects: Environment Architects
Perched on a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this home is an assemblage of three offset structures that play off each other? the ?gathering? structure contains the living room, kitchen and a covered ‘vista’ seating terrace; the two ‘sleeping’ structures house the master bedroom suite and three children’s bedrooms. A dining area breezeway connects all three structures.
The roof-scape has gentle undulations that follow the movement of the natural terrain and make a playful reference to the vernacular architecture of nearby fishing villages. The resulting rhythm of exposed wood beams provides layers of asymmetrical vaults throughout the interiors. At the southern end of the house, a 20-foot cantilevered roof extends over the ‘vista’ terrace, providing a protected, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding woodlands.
The exterior of the house is clad in ?shou sugi ban,’ a traditional Japanese method of charring wood so it becomes rot resistant and bug resistant. The charred texture and the modulation of deep facade members enhances the shadows across the faca...