A picturesque backdrop that is enriched by Lake Michigan and a tranquil setting that allows the modern residence in the foreground to steal the show – this lakeside residence in Leelanau County, Michigan has plenty going for it! Designed by Desai Chia Architecture in collaborating with Environment Architects, this dramatic contemporary residence instantly grabs your attention with the 20-foot-long cantilevered upper level and a charred wood exterior that dubbed ‘shou sugi ban’. The dark exterior lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that it melts away into darkness after sunset.
Stone pathway leading to the Michigan Lake House
Locally sourced wood and stone were used throughout the house and dying ash trees milled from the lot were used in creating custom furniture and cabinets for the home. But the woodsy goodness does not end there as flooring, ceiling panels and eye-catching trim work were also crafted using this wood. Minimal and elegant, the house still remains warm and inviting with large, sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows bringing the surrounding scenery and Lake Michigan indoors.
Cantilevered structure of the modern house gives it a distinct facade
Charred wood exterior of the stylish Michigan Lake House with a sweeping modern interior
Gently undulating roof mimics the landscape the house sits in
Unique charred wood and glass exterior of the lakeside house
Locally sourced stone shapes the outdoor deck with the cantilevered upper level offering shade
Dining area combines rustic, wooden decor with…