The Michigan Lake House is the Urban Dictionary Definition of Architecture Porn

Perched atop a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this award-winning Desai Chia Architecture home is stripped back to blend with its natural surroundings and make the most of those epic lake views.

The Lake Michigan home features three offset structures consisting a master bedroom, three children’s bedrooms and a gathering structure at the centre with a living room, kitchen and a covered vista terrace. The dining area breezeway connects the structures.

The roofscape is designed to follow the movement of the natural terrain referencing the vernacular architecture of the nearby fishing villages.

 michigan lake house outside view with green yard

At the southern end of the home, a 20 foot (6 metre) cantilevered roof extends over the vista terrace, providing a protected, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding woodlands.

The home’s exterior is clad in ‘shou sugi ban,’ a traditional Japanese method of charring wood, so it becomes rot resistant and bug resistant.

The construction crew reclaimed dying ash trees from the site and milled them down to be used as interior cabinetry, flooring, ceiling panels, trim work, and custom furniture throughout the home.

The native vegetation frames the view while also managing storm water run-off. Locally sourced stone created the outdoor seating areas, pathways, and steps.

The Lake Michigan home earned Desai Chia Architecture multiple awards including the American Architecture Prize and the SARA Design Award of Excellence.

The picturesque location and secluded nature of the home would be perfect for a weekend getaway or just low-stress living.

Source – Desai Chia Architecture

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