The ÁBATON ÁPH80’s grey fiber cement board facade gives it a unique look that distinguishes it from other modular homes while Spanish Fir timber panels give the 27-square-meter interior a warm but modern feel
Bringing together energy-efficient design an abundance of daylight contemporary elegance and complete privacy in a grand fashion the in Winter Haven leaves you spellbound. Designed by Max Strang Architecture the lovely house sits on the edge of a tranquil lake in Central Florida with its expansive deck space in the rear offering unabated lake views. The structure of the Lakehouse was designed as individual wooden volumes that are encased in a white stucco shell to ensure that the interior stays cool even on hot summer days.
Adding a contemporary extension to a timeless structure is always a risky proposition as one needs to take both the aesthetic and structural demands into consideration. Architects decided to go for a glazed glass pavilion with a dark steel and aluminum frame so as to make the transition from the stone walls to the contemporary materials as elegant as possible.
By utilizing a lightweight single-ply roof the need for additional support beams was eliminated and the pre-cast concrete floor tiles and kitchen island complement the old façade. The color palette is kept as simple and neutral as possible and sliding glass doors ensure that the extension is always connected with the garden landscape.
Tall ceilings ample natural ventilation and smart artificial lighting combine to give the interior a cheery ambiance. This ‘multipurpose zone’ can be configured to fit your particular needs with a simple change of decor and accessories. The first floor houses the home office along with the living area modern kitchen dining space and a lovely patio.
The top floor contains the master bedroom bath and laundry along with a spacious roof deck overlooking the distant mountains and lake. Innovative in its design and contemporary in its style this is a perfect example of shaping a house to fit your lifestyle.
Ray Kappe fans will have an extra appreciation for the series of LivingHomes designed by the legendary architect. Available in a variety of LEED Silver-level models the airy abodes start at 1690-square-feet and feature generous outdoor living spaces.