Perched on a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this home, designed in collaboration with Environment Architects (AOR) of Traverse City, MI, is an assemblage of three offset structures that play off each other — the ‘gathering’ structure contains the living room, kitchen and a covered ‘vista’ seating terrace; the two ‘sleeping’ structures house the master bedroom suite and three children’s bedrooms. A dining area breezeway connects all three structures.
▼建筑外观，view of the architecture
The roofscape has gentle undulations that follow the movement of the natural terrain and make a playful reference to the vernacular architecture of nearby fishing villages. The resulting rhythm of exposed wood beams provides layers of asymmetrical vaults throughout the interiors. At the southern end of the house, a 20 foot cantilevered roof extends over the ‘vista’ terrace, providing a protected, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding woodlands.
▼巨型悬挑下的观景平台， the ‘vista’ terrace under the roof
Scuppers on the roof collect rainwater, allow for drainage, and assist with erosion control around the site. The home elegantly integrates geothermal heating into its design. Studies of the prevailing winds determined window placement to take advantage of natural ventilation: there is no air-conditioning in the home.
▼屋顶配备排水和雨水收集系统，scuppers on the roof collect rainwater
▼精心布置开窗方向调节室内空气流通，the consideration of window placement takes advantage of natural ventilation
别墅的外部使用了日本一种传统的炭化方式‘shou sugi ban’，这个方法可以让木材变得抗虫、抗腐蚀。在太阳升起和落下的时候，焦化后的纹理以及深色的立面增强了外立面上的阴影。
The exterior of the house is clad in ‘shou sugi ban,’ a traditional Japanese method of charring wood so it becomes rot resistant and bug resistant. The charred texture and the modulation of deep facade members enhances the shadows across the facade as the sun rises and sets.
▼木材料的特殊处理增强了外立面光影效果，the charred texture and the modulation of deep facade members enhances the shadows across the facade
We 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 house. The interiors of the house embody the indigenous landscape that once thrived with old growth ash.
▼屋顶的变幻在建筑内部展现波动的效果，the rhythm of exposed wood beams provides layers of asymmetrical vaults throughout the interiors
▼室内家具材料来自当地回收的白蜡树，the furniture is made of dying ash trees
▼木质内装回应了当地自然景观，the interiors of the house embody the indigenous landscape
Landscape design strategies were closely tied to the design of the house. A tight palette of native vegetation highlights views while also managing storm water run-off. Locally sourced stone creates outdoor seating areas, pathways, and steps.
▼住宅与景观呼应，landscape design strategies were closely tied to the design of the house
American Architecture Award
American Architecture Prize
AIA Michigan Design Award
AIA New York State Design Award
SARA National Design Award
Interior Design Best of Year Design Award Wood Design & Building Award
Architizer A+ Award Finalist
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Environment Architects, Traverse City, MI
STRUCTURAL: Apex Engineering & Management
MECHANICAL Bayshore Engineering: CIVIL:Jozwiak Consulting Engineers
LIGHTING: Christine Sciulli Light + Design
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Surface Design, Inc.
ENVELOPE CONSULTANT: James R. Gainfort AIA
CUSTOM FURNITURE: Woodbine Custom Furniture & Cabinetry
AV: Waara Technologies
CONTRACTOR: Easling Construction
LANDSCAPER: Darling Botanical Co.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Paul Warchol