Sand Lake, Michigan
Capturing simplicity in clean lines, black windows, and white board-and-batten siding, this contemporary farmhouse is shared among three families as a vacation lake house. Compiling the goals and visions of the people to be utilizing the home, it was designed with many seating and sleeping arrangements for the families gathering there.
The main level of the home features a connected kitchen, dining, and living area. Multiple innovative seating options are punctuated throughout the space, including a spacious island with bar stools in the kitchen, where doors also open to an outdoor extension of the dining area on the porch.
Many bedrooms are scattered throughout the home, with three playing the role of what is often a single owners’ bedroom, each of equitable size, containing a bathroom and closet. A bunk room on the upper level of the home sleeps approximately seven children, with three twin and two full-sized beds. A loft overlooking the living area was designed as a space for the children to play. The 14-foot-long light monitor on the roof channels natural light through the glass panes and into the interior space.