Because of a difficult access and natural quality of the site, the design solution resulted in a four-level home that minimized the footprint within the fragile dune environment. In addition, the multi-faceted façade provides for panoramic views of the surrounding lake and dunes from the majority of spaces on each level. These panoramic vistas become more expansive and revealing as one progresses up to the loft. All the levels are unified by the facade, and anchored to the site by the visually strong fireplace massing.
Hagar Shore Residence
Hagar Shores, Michigan
Having grown up along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Owner had always dreamed of her own contemporary home that is nestled into the sand dunes along Lake Michigan. The core of this vacation home was to have an open floor plan arrangement including a main living area, dining area, sitting area, and kitchen. In addition, a Master Bedroom, Master Bath, Office, Loft, two guest bedrooms, sauna, workout room as well as miscellaneous baths, stairs, and storage areas were to be included in the building program. These spaces were to be incorporated into a design that needed to be substantially maintenance free while evoking a festive beach-like quality.