2021 AIA Huron Valley Honor Award Winner– New Construction Residence
This small year-round residence at Zukey Lake is built partially on the footprint of a seasonal cottage from the 1920’s and is based on the typology of gable-fronted white cottages found throughout the chain of lakes. The main living spaces are defined by clear geometry but they are open to one another and organized to maximize the orientation of the living spaces and views toward the lake.
The building materials of cement board siding, baked ash siding, stone, steel, and glass differentiate aspects of the massing associated with “home”. The front entry porch cantilever over the red front door signifies hospitality. The open stairway is hung off the gable massing as a transparent glass saddle bag, providing a separation of public and private. The stone veneer fireplace provides a massing backdrop for the outdoor kitchen and covered outdoor dining area, which supports a private deck for watching sunsets above, anchored by a lantern light post.
Project Team: Theresa Angelini, Bradford Angelini, Don MacDonald- Project Designer, Jaclyn Melfi- Project Designer/Cabinetry
Contractor: Johnson Brothers Construction
Structural Engineer: sdi
Photography: Jeff Garland