From its materials to its design, the Michigan Lake House is deeply connected to the landscape. The home is comprised of three charred timber volumes — one for gathering and two for sleeping — joined by a central dining area. Dying ash trees found on the property now warm the interior through the ceiling beams, hardwood floors, trim, and custom cabinetry, while glazed panels put the focus on the rustic setting. The unique angles of the roofline follow the slope of the terrain, while a cantilevered butterfly roof creates a large covered terrace with seemingly endless views of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
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