Contemporary lakefront house in Florida designed by architect Charles R Stinson

Lakefront house by architect Charles R Stinson features coral stone walls, cedar wood, oak floors, anigre maple cabinets, wood soffits
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Designed by Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design, this lakefront home features coral stone teamed with cedar wood, both inside and out. The walls appear to flow from the exterior to the interior, and vice versa. The lake view is maximized by 9ft-high windows.

Framed by mature oak and banyan trees, the view of the lake from this new home in Florida could scarcely be better.

Not surprisingly, the view was a focus for the architecture by Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design. So too, was the owners' desire for a simple, single-level house that could also accommodate visiting friends and family.

Architect Charles Stinson says the owners had seen one of his projects featured in myTrends Home and wanted a similar emphasis on natural materials.


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This contemporary lakefront home designed by Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design fits right into an established neighborhood in Orlando, Florida. Landscape architect Paul Verlander created a semi-private garden setting for the entry. The hedge screens a patio off a guest suite at the front of the house.

"The site is right on Lake Rowena in a prestigious neighborhood in Orlando, so it has a close connection with nature. We teamed cedar, oak and anigre maple with coral stone from the ocean floor you can see embedded fossils in the stone. These materials flow from the exterior to the interior, reinforcing the flow between inside and out."

Stinson added clerestory windows to the great room. These capture views of the tree canopy and provide additional natural light. A soffit accommodates lighting, and extends to form large eaves outside.

Nicole Norris of CRS Interiors, who consulted on the interior design, specified warm, neutral furnishings to complement the rich tones of the wood.

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Coral stone is teamed with cedar wood, both inside and out in this contemporary lakefront home in Florida, which was designed by Charles Stinson, Chuck Thiss and Larry Ward of Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design. The walls appear to flow from the exterior to the interior, and vice versa. The lake view is maximized by 9ft-high windows in the great room. Outdoor living areas include a sheltered lanai.

For details, contact Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design, 18304 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391, phone (952) 473 9503. Web: www.charlesrstinson.com

Jul 28, 2015
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