Point House is the focal point of a lakeside family compound that includes a caretaker’s home, main residence, and waterfront amenities.
National Honor Award
Grand Award for Design
Home of the Year Award
Consisting of pristine pine forest, wetlands, and lakefront, the site called for a delicate intervention that would maintain the unspoiled natural qualities of the land, while allowing access and enjoyment in a rugged climate with seasonal extremes. Between cedars and pines on the secluded point, the house stretches from a rock ledge – the peninsula’s spine – to a wetland of cattails. A linear wall with a rusted, weathering steel skin slices through the site and organizes the various building elements. The living spaces to the south extend onto a wood deck running the length of the house. The edge separating inside from out is intentionally blurred with tall walls of glass and large operable panels.