Urban Lake House

Client & Project Background

Stunning beachfront home built of contrasting black steel beams, cedar plank accents and white quarry stone encase expansive floor to ceiling windows providing lake views from every room.

Beachfront floor to ceiling folding doors seamlessly transform the indoor space to the outdoors forming a sprawling open living area.

Steel beam overhangs increase the outdoor living space by creating balconies that blend into the design with cedar and glass materials to provide more unobstructed lake views.

Work in Progress

This 2 story family home includes 4 bed/6 bath, a 2 bed/2 bath secondary suite, art/dance studio, private office, butler pantry, built-in indoor/outdoor audio system, smart home technology all anchored by a massive stone fireplace wall in the center of the main living/entertaining area.

The open air concept is continued on the interior through the use of exposed steel posts and beams which are emphasized through the use of warm cedar planks throughout the house.

Finished Product

The central staircase design features a single black steel stringer and reclaimed paralam treads fashioning open risers that reinforce the spaciousness of the home.

The main floor allows for everyday family living or entertaining with an open concept design grouping the kitchen, dining room and great room into one expansive beach facing space.

Tranquility and privacy are also provided to family members on this floor with an office, art/dance studio and a separate family room.

On the upper floor, all bedrooms in the house have lake views, ensuites and walk-in-closets. The master bedroom also boasts a walk-through steam shower to a soaker tub overlooking the beach.

The secondary suite features a stone island, 2 bedrooms with ensuites, and a private deck with a folding pass-through kitchen window.

The roof overhangs and balconies were designed to shade the full height windows and doors to prevent overheating.

Four HVAC zones, a dedicated and upgraded HRV and an under slab forced air system provide best in class air exchange throughout the home with no bulkheads on the main floor.

Steel moment frame engineering was used on the entire west facing part of the home to create a wind resistant structure off the water.

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