Hutchison & Maul Architecture designed the ‘Lake House’ in Mercer Island, United States.
Description from the architects:
This small guest house is sited at the base of a very steep and narrow site along the western shore of Mercer Island, with views overlooking Lake Washington and Seattle beyond. The structure is sited as close to the lake as permitted by code, and is elevated above an exterior patio to maximize the flat portion of the site for outdoor use. An exterior courtyard is carved into the hillside to further separate the house from the topography, and to serve as an outdoor entry space for guests after they have traversed a series of elevated steel staircases down the long hillside. Copper siding was specified due to its changing qualities over time.
Interior finishes and furnishings were kept light and natural to fulfill the client’s request for a relaxed but contemporary retreat. A small galley kitchen is open to the living and dining areas, allowing the space to be used for an overnight stay or an all-day party. The simple bedroom situated at the top level is accessed via a winding staircase, and gives access to a large deck which provides the occupants with their own private exterior space separate from the patio level.
|Firms||Hutchison & Maul Architecture|
|Location||Mercer Island, United States|
|Photography||Alan Abramowitz, Robert Hutchison|