Every home begins with a story. For the owners of this home, it was a desire to be better connected with the picturesque landscape that prompted a change.
The couple, both avid art collectors, already owned a house on a wooded lakeside lot, but the property was not well connected with the surroundings. After purchasing additional land on the same lake, they discussed their dream home with an art dealer, who suggested they meet with architect Charles R Stinson. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Charles R Stinson Architects is a firm that's renowned for modern, light-filled homes that have strong links to the natural environment. For this project it was the beautiful lake and woodlands that helped to inspire the design, and the position of the home.
"Once we found the best location, the early meetings focused on the design," says Stinson. "The couple wanted an understated, yet unique, welcoming home that would provide a mix of large and more intimate living spaces."
Stinson took his cue from nature, balancing extensive glazing with solid stone elements that visually help to anchor the home to the landscape.