Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the 1973 Douglas House was one of architect Richard Meier’s first residential commissions. Defined by its verticality, the house features an exterior stepped walkway that extends over the trees, connecting the levels.
Photo by: Dean Kaufman
Architect J.C. Shmeil of Merzbau Design Collective designed this modern home on Lake Austin in Texas for a family of five.
Photo by: Brian Mihealsick
A boathouse on the first floor and a family home on the second, the Worple Residence floats on the surface of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.
Photo by: Raimund Koch
A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated retreat on the shores of New Jersey’s Lake Iosco as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
Photo by: Mark Mahaney
On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.
Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury