Most lakefront homes create a barrier — a large, unnatural obstacle that blocks beautiful views of the lake and natural surroundings. This modern lakefront structure was designed to become part of the landscape so visitors could enjoy the lake from anywhere on the property.
The first job was to situate the home perfectly to maximize the Lake Norman experience from both the interior and exterior. The next task was to design the house so that the expansive view could be enjoyed from inside the house, from the front yard, and even from the street. This was accomplished by creating a double-height pass-through walkway between the garage and the main structure. Large windows on the front and rear align with open areas inside the home. This allows the viewer to see directly through the structure, thus minimizing the profile and obstruction of the lake views from the front of the house.
2021 AIA Charlotte Housing Citation Award