Michigan Rustic Modern Vacation Home
This home is designed for twenty acres of rolling grassland and woods near the shore of Lake Michigan. The rustic modern concept emerged from the client's interest in designing a contemporary home with an expressive mix of reclaimed and traditional elements. Program requirements include great room with double height space, two ensuite bedrooms, art studio, garage, and an elevated terrace with pool.
This home is designed on twenty acres of grassland and woods near Lake Michigan. A rustic modern design concept emerged from the client’s interest in building a contemporary home with an expressive mix of reclaimed and traditional elements.
The portal at the center of the structure provides a covered entrance to the home and creates an outdoor foyer with framed views. The portal also functions as a dramatic passageway to a secluded deck with free-standing outdoor fireplace.
The minimalist form of the home is derived from classic barn typology. A linear design allows the home to be strategically positioned on the site to maximize southern exposure. The great room is located at the western end of the home to capture afternoon light and overlooks the pool and grasslands.