Lakeside Home

This mid-west lakeside renovation strengthens connections between art, architecture, and nature. The house frames an extensive modern art and furniture collection, and provides unobstructed views across the water.

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staircase up to dramatic entry to Lakeside Home
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white lake house lobby with art on display

The original 1970s-structure provided a sound building skeleton. The geometry of the central salon was preserved, while the floor plan was adjusted to carefully layer space, strategically providing enhanced courtyard views from every room in the house.

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furniture and art arranged in wide open living space
The original twelve-foot high ceilings and flanking courtyards were maintained.
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curtains flanking interior courtyard
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white marble bathroom leading out to lawn and lake

Dated details were replaced with a new subtle, luxurious material palette. The quiet gray plaster walls of the gallery showcase the art, while the master bathroom’s walls are dramatically lined with slabs of Bianco Ondulare marble. The rooms adjacent to the courtyard are more intensively detailed with traditional wood paneling interpreted in richly colored, lacquered frames.

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home study in front of fireplace with art displayed above
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  • detail of study area with books on a shelf
  • detail of wood cabinet meeting granite wall
  • detail of wood cabinet next to bookcase
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operable bookcases flank a fireplace and painting

The courtyards, roof garden, and terrace were designed by landscape architects Coen + Partners in close collaboration with ARO.

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rear Lakeside Home façade facing the lake