"Pulled back, the large doors offer efficient cross ventilation in summer. In winter, in-floor heating and the centrally set, custom steel and wood fireplace keep the interiors warm and snug."
While the house nestles demurely beside the lake, the choices of materials tie it even more closely into the natural setting.
The principal construction materials are wood, steel, glass and stone, but board-formed concrete is seen outside the entry and behind the steel and wood stair. The raw, industrial look of the concrete contrasts the smooth polish of the wood finishes.
"The generous use of wood seen on the front wall and cladding is continued on the interior," says Cameron. "A variety of species is used for textural interest the ceiling is fir, for example, and the kitchen cabinetry and fireplace are in rich-grained walnut. Other natural materials include the limestone floors that feature throughout, with the exception of the entry passage, which has a walnut floor."
The great room's expansive volume offers subtle demarcations for different areas. The large fireplace buffers the living spaces from the dining area, and a tall island screens kitchen clutter from the adjacent dining table. The L-shaped kitchen has a second island to the rear for food prep. A large pantry and most appliances are to one side, out of sight.
Interior designer Nancy Burfiend says low-profile furniture with clean lines was selected to avoid detracting from the views.
"Warm wood tones, a neutral palette, and textural fabrics foster the connection to nature."