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Curvy Lakeside Chenequa Residence Wraps Around a Solid Stone Wall in Wisconsin

by , 08/13/12



Robert Harvey Oshatz, architecture, natural materials, lakeside home, Wisconsin, curvilinear design, stone, green building, sustainable building, nature materials, eco-design, sustainable design, Chenequa Residence

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.

+ Robert Harvey Oshatz Architects

Via Freshome

Photography by Cameron Neilson

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  1. velvt August 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    my primary response is the overwhelming thought of ‘snow removal’…all those flat surfaces!

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