When graphic designer, Bart Crosby, longed for a serene fishing escape outdoors of the town on a secluded lake in Northern Wisconsin, Wheeler Kearns Architects delivered simply that. The Clearwater Lake Retreat marries a single-story modernist construction with its rustic atmosphere in a flat clearing surrounded by 2.5 acres of woods.
The pavilion-style home is oriented on the land to maximise views out of its two sides manufactured from black-framed home windows. The ground-to-ceiling glass partitions are flanked by two heavy stone partitions that anchor the oblong construction.
The Clearwater Lake Retreat is topped with a butterfly-shaped roof that appears to hover over the construction. This roof not solely provides a recent aspect above the combination of stones but in addition extends to create a lined porch on either side, providing the proper spots for outside leisure.
The inside of this fishing retreat options an open-plan dwelling house, that’s excellent for cooking, entertaining, and leisure. The 2 personal bedrooms supply personal escapes, whereas a central core quantity homes important useful areas, together with a mechanical room, two loos, and ample storage.
The cabin not solely offers a visible reference to nature but in addition ensures a sustainable reference to the atmosphere. Heating is achieved by way of hydronic ground warmth, radiant tubing throughout the three-foot thick stone partitions, and a wood-burning hearth that provides a comfortable contact to the dwelling space. Within the hotter months, the retreat depends on pure air flow and shade from the encompassing timber to maintain issues cool and cozy.
The fabric palette of impartial colours and earthy textures mirrors the pure environment. The outside options modern black metal-framed home windows set towards horizontally stacked stone partitions in shades of grey. These similar stone partitions make an look inside with their colours complementing the concrete flooring.
Images by Steve Hall.