Pleated House by Johnsen Schemaling Architects, Wisconsin green roofed architecture, Door County architecture, charred timber architecture

Located on the heavily forested eastern shore of a narrow peninsula on Lake Michigan, the 1,855-square-foot Pleated House gets its name from the gentle folds in its facade that bears resemblance to a pleated curtain. The architects created the building skin’s undulating look by installing charred cedar boards overtop furring strips of varying widths. The dark textured facade helps to soften the building’s otherwise harsh edges and blend the structure into the natural surroundings. A large green roof tops the main building volume.

Pleated House by Johnsen Schemaling Architects, Wisconsin green roofed architecture, Door County architecture, charred timber architecture

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In contrast with the Pleated House’s dark exterior shell, white walls and white lacquered furnishings dominate the interior. Expansive glass windows punctuate the building—a benefit of living in a remote environment—that frame views and fill the home with natural light.

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