Lea Stewart

Extraordinary Sustainable Retreat by roomTEN Design Opens Onto Michigan's Lake Shore

by , 12/19/12

roomTen, Tai Kojro-Badziak, lakeside retreat, sustainable architecture, grey water, Michigan, midwest, local, materials

Furniture in the home is a mix of locally sourced, custom handmade, and vintage. Exquisite detailing is seen in every aspect of this residential project. Kojro-Badziak, was hands-on throughout the design and build of the home, even living on site during the final phase.

roomTen, Tai Kojro-Badziak, lakeside retreat, sustainable architecture, grey water, Michigan, midwest, local, materials

The home design pays homage to the Arts and Crafts vernacular as well as the Prairie Style of Frank Lloyd Wright, while feeling fresh and accommodating for a young family. Large windows allow for optimal use of day lighting, and add to the luminescence of discrete and efficient ceiling lighting. The majority of the millwork and wood detailing was constructed from low-cost materials such as poplar, pine and alder, which had been FSC certified and finished with Low VOC stains.

roomTen, Tai Kojro-Badziak, lakeside retreat, sustainable architecture, grey water, Michigan, midwest, local, materials

In addition to the amazing wood details that stream across the ceilings and wall, are accents of high-profile materials. Hand-cast glass tile, onyx and bronze are all included in the material palette.

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