Starting with a view...
Like so many of our custom home designs, this one begins with a great view on a great site and some interesting challenges.
Although physically disconnected from the water this site provides great visual connections of the surrounding hills and lake. While the views during the summer are predominantly south and west during the winter the northern views open up with the loss of vegetation. How do we take advantage of these views using architecture?
View from the Road
Site slope and limited space creates some interesting challenges. Teaming up with the surveyors our team used their site survey to diagram and evaluate the site's potential given these constraints. How do we fit the house, pool, and great exterior space on this site?
Privacy should be considered given the close proximity to the neighbors. Lets plan for more solid spaces near neighbors and more open spaces toward the lake.
Trees and Vegetation offer an escape from the urban life and contribute to the outdoor life at the lake. Removing selective trees and creating spaces for outdoor gathering, walking and camping. How do we preserve the vegetation while bringing more light and view to the home? How do we enhance the exterior experience and blend the architecture with the landscaping?
Although not considered a design, these planning exercises help visualize the possibilities and create a basic understanding between the site and program.