A Cypress-Clad Lake House Posted Up on an Old Logging Road

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Take a look at these photos that ARCHITECTUREFIRM sent us of their Lake House project in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Captured by Brooklyn-based architecture, landscape, and interior photographer James Ewing, the house—which is covered in untreated cypress—is sited along an old logging road that sits on a steep hillside just above Kerr Scott Lake’s flood line.

As a collaborative studio made up of designers and architects based in Brooklyn, New York and Richmond, Virginia, ARCHITECTUREFIRM cut a small courtyard out of the middle in order to create a sheltered terrace.

ARCHITECTUREFIRM built this weekend home for a young family of five and their Australian Labradoodles. #dwelllpow

The simple bar-shaped house is buried into the hillside, which allows for unobstructed views of the woods below. #dwelllpow

The siding is made up of untreated cypress. You can see how each section has weathered differently, depending on how much exposure it's received since its completion in 2013. #dwelllpow

A small courtyard cut out of the center holds a sheltered terrace with an outdoor fireplace. This open area separates the main living spaces from the bedrooms and creates a framed view for the family. #dwelllpow

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