For this project, a Master Plan was developed which linked two disparate residential buildings, one new and one remodeled, into a unified, private, lakeshore compound. A steep hillside, limited vehicular access, and the long narrow nature of the site added to the challenge.
Following a series of site analyses, a strategy was developed to receive and park vehicles along an alleyway with turnarounds at each end. Three pedestrian entryways were created off this alleyway, delineated by carefully placed garden walls. Upon entering each pedestrian zone, one is surprised by the sound and presence of water, woven between the garden walls and buildings. The lake itself is then revealed beyond a grand lawn. A series of terraces and a pool were developed to connect exterior spaces to the lakeshore.
Architect: Stan Hansen, Stillwell Hanson