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Blue Lake Retreat

Lake|Flato Architects

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Project Name

Blue Lake Retreat

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Built


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Project Description

A Winner in the 2017 AIA Housing Awards in the One and Two Family Custom Housing category.

FROM THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
The long, narrow three-story residence dramatically culminates at the top floor, set just above the tree line — providing nearly a 180-degree view of the lake beyond. The third floor north-facing glazed wall offers unobstructed views of the lake, while smaller punched openings in the south-facing wall give deliberate glimpses of the rugged beauty of the hillside behind, highlighting the counterpointed landscapes. The top floor is open and large enough to comfortably host the entire family in one space. Further emphasizing the unique site’s juxtaposed landforms, the third floor’s cantilevered deck reaches toward the water, while a bridge on the opposite side of the home anchors into the hillside behind, connecting the house to its surrounding landscape.
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