Three Oaks, Michigan
Nestled into a heavily forested site close to Lake Michigan, this spacious 2-story, three bedroom home was designed as a family retreat, with a focus on open gathering spaces and unobstructed views to the natural landscape. Detailed to emphasize linearity, the central portion of the homeâ€™s exterior facade is wrapped with vertical board and batten. On each side wing of the home, lap siding rotates â€˜the lineâ€™ 90 degrees, enticing the eye to follow the home horizontally as it turns each corner. A galvanized standing seam roof reinforces the strong linear expressions across the elevations, capping off the home at two different levels. On the interior, a large wood burning stone fireplace serves as the central pivot point around which living and dining spaces are configured. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the perimeter, bringing natureâ€™s colors inside while stacked ledge stone and natural oak finishes throughout offer a tangible expression of the homeâ€™s surroundings. A 500 sq. ft. screened porch overlooks a pool and expansive patio area with hot tub and fire pit on the western portion of the site.