Many of the neighboring properties of this lakeside site feature “Usonian-style” houses from the 1950’s and ‘60’s that were modeled on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. We drew inspiration from this context, and designed our Log Tavern Pond House with the long, low proportions, natural materials, and light-filled spaces that are common in these works.
The street-facing side of the house features a porch with a large cantilevered roof, and narrow ribbon windows. These elements create an entry that is welcoming yet provides a great deal of privacy. The lake-facing side, however, opens completely to the view, with floor-to-ceiling glass and a second-level terrace with an outdoor spa. The house is a plane of transition—a place to move from the public sphere to the private, nature-oriented character of the site.