Lake Iosco House / RES4

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Architects: RES4 – Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Location: , NJ, USA
Project Architect: Kristen Mason
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Project Coordinator: Jason Drouse
Engineer: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Contractor: D Woodard Builder, LLC
Completion: 2009
Size: 2,100 SF
Photographs: RES4

   

Designed as a second home for a single mom and young son who live in Manhattan only 45 minutes away, this two-story single bar scheme is positioned as close to the lake as zoning allows. The result is a long linear composition oriented north south, with complementing sunrise and sunset decks to the east and west. Lake views are available from all rooms.

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Similar to many smaller lakes in northern New Jersey, Lake Iosco is sparsely surrounded by single-family homes nestled in the woods. The specific lot is located adjacent to the lake’s concrete dam that forms a water-spill creating a creek to the south. The approach weaves through the woods along a narrow road, terminating in a gently sloped drive and polycarbonate carport that frames a view of the lake upon arrival.

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Entry continues as a transition from the auto-court to the east deck up a slight set of stairs marked by a concrete wall pierced with acrylic cylinders. Transmitting sunlight during the day, the acrylic cylinders become a backlit constellation triggered by motion-sensors at night. Through a glass door and large sidelight is a dump-zone compressed by a full-height freestanding volume containing a built-in bench with hooks for coats, additional storage

Cite: "Lake Iosco House / RES4" 30 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=238938>