The first of two phases, the primary Chenequa residence will soon be followed by an additional structure for visiting grandparents and an enclosed swimming pool. Meanwhile, working around the existing landscape, Robert Harvey Oshatz made extensive use of natural materials, glazing and curvilinear forms to create a well-lit lakeside haven that celebrates nature at every turn.
The interior is organized around a central atrium anchored by a solid stone wall, and a spiraling hemlock-clad roof “sweeps over the entry and lifts the upper floor before disappearing from view,” according to the designers. Stepped roofs overlook the lake and the interior, albeit bespoke and more costly than most people can afford, is adorned with a humble, minimalist touch.
Photography by Cameron Neilson