The Lake House is perched along the shores of Vancouver Lake just across the Washington border from Portland. The site is quite isolated on a peninsula and surrounded by wooded banks and water. The design composition of floating roof planes and a central double height volume result in a simple 'form' building. Wall, roof and window planes intersect without expressing the connections or directly expressing the structure. The result is a very clean and simple intersecting geometry - a modern sculpture set in the natural setting.
View side of the Lake House with multiple outdoor living choices.
Roof composition and forest background
Approach to the view
Double height living space
The site and the lake