When graphic designer, Bart Crosby, longed for a serene fishing escape exterior of the town on a secluded lake in Northern Wisconsin, Wheeler Kearns Architects delivered simply that. The Clearwater Lake Retreat marries a single-story modernist construction with its rustic surroundings in a flat clearing surrounded by 2.5 acres of woods.
The pavilion-style home is oriented on the land to maximise views out of its two sides made from black-framed home windows. The ground-to-ceiling glass partitions are flanked by two heavy stone partitions that anchor the oblong construction.
The Clearwater Lake Retreat is topped with a butterfly-shaped roof that appears to hover over the construction. This roof not solely provides a recent factor above the combination of stones but in addition extends to create a coated porch on both sides, providing the proper spots for out of doors rest.
The inside of this fishing retreat options an open-plan dwelling house, that’s supreme for cooking, entertaining, and rest. The 2 non-public bedrooms supply non-public escapes, whereas a central core quantity homes important purposeful areas, together with a mechanical room, two bogs, and ample storage.
The cabin not solely offers a visible reference to nature but in addition ensures a sustainable reference to the surroundings. Heating is achieved via hydronic flooring warmth, radiant tubing throughout the three-foot thick stone partitions, and a wood-burning hearth that provides a comfy contact to the dwelling space. Within the hotter months, the retreat depends on pure air flow and shade from the encircling timber to maintain issues cool and cozy.
The fabric palette of impartial colours and earthy textures mirrors the pure environment. The outside options glossy black metal-framed home windows set in opposition to horizontally stacked stone partitions in shades of grey. These identical stone partitions make an look inside with their colours complementing the concrete flooring.
Pictures by Steve Corridor.