Northern Lake Home / Strand Design

Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Door, Forest, WindowsNorthern Lake Home / Strand Design - Windows, LightingNorthern Lake Home / Strand Design - Image 4 of 27Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Table, Chair, BeamNorthern Lake Home / Strand Design - More Images+ 22

Northern Township, United States
  • Architects: Strand Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4800 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Solarlux, 2Stone, NanaWall, Western States Metal Roofing
  • Design Team: David Strand, David McKay
  • City: Northern Township
  • Country: United States
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Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Windows, Forest
© Chad Holder Photogaraphy

Text description provided by the architects. Combining the active lifestyle and appreciation of modern Scandinavian architecture of a youthful Minnesota couple, this vacation retreat celebrates its natural north woods environment.

Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Table, Chair, Beam
© Chad Holder Photogaraphy
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Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Table, Countertop, Chair, Beam, Windows
© Chad Holder Photogaraphy

Programmatically, the Northern Lake Home is composed of two primary massings separated by a glass core. Splaying out to the lake beyond and nestled into a natural swale, the public spaces contour along the landscape blurring the distinction between its built and natural environments. The voluminous living areas feature large walls of glass to welcome in the sometimes scarce northern light and capture intimate lake views through the embankment. A glass core converts through its operable glass wall to combine the dining and private lounge to allow a sheltered connection to the woods and lake beyond. The private family area is partially embanked into the landscape and set away from the public area, protecting its sleeping quarters and private spaces from the active lifestyle surrounding it.

Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Windows, Chair
© Chad Holder Photogaraphy

With a subtle darkened exterior material palate, the Northern Lake Home blends into the forested landscape, while white oak finishes provide a warmth to the minimal and crisp interior that allows the surrounding natural environment to be the highlight.

Northern Lake Home / Strand Design - Windows, Door, Facade
© Chad Holder Photogaraphy

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Cite: "Northern Lake Home / Strand Design" 07 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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