Perched on a serene lake setting is a home away from home for a family to escape on weekends and holidays. Just 25 miles from their city home, the cabin sits on a peninsula of Lake Mac Bride and is surrounded by a state park in an area originally developed in a post World War II era as a colony of fishing enthusiasts.
Lake view dominates the planning. Topography required a physical “bridge” from front parking to the entry, and provides a visual bridge to the lake. Lower and Main floors, designed as open public places and Main Bedroom suite on the second floor explode to the picturesque lake horizon with floor to ceiling glass. Variations of cubical forms frame views and define spaces. Playfulness in window arrangement along south facade displaces the location of venting window units to boost cross ventilation, referencing the movement of waves. High but limited window penetrations on sides bring in ventilation and natural light while gaining privacy from adjacent neighbors.