House on Lake Okoboji

For a lake residence on a diminutive lot in rural Iowa we conceived of a house as a series of spatial frames that offer a focused and private experience on an otherwise densely populated shore. This second home sits in a resort area that appears as an oasis in the midst of the Midwestern 'corn desert'. The owners desired a house that was 'all about the lake' and the oak trees that bound the lake from the expanse of farmland beyond. The house behaves as a 3-dimensional set of 'blinders' obscuring the neighbors while gradually opening to the lake beyond. Passing through the house one moves from areas of density to areas with a diaphanous quality while color and material texture intensify moving from open to intimate spaces.

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“Dalles au sol du jardin” — jcpetit
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“Pebble steps” — peacheey
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“entry bench” — larkquinn
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“floors & cabinets” — thecoffeegoddess
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“Stainless steel island” — aristotle75
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“bifold doors” — stacymoran
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“3” — khankore
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“barandal escalera / particle board wall” — patynolta
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“Ply” — philimonmon
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“like” — jasuga42
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“color” — pepediator
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“Funny facade” — Yelda Yeldanlı
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