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.
The house was specifically crafted to ensure that there was ample space for their 18 bikes and is placed on a lot overlooking an ‘intersection of two major bike routes’ in the. All this adds up to one ingenious residence that brings style functionality and even fitness together!
The fascinating staircase leads to the top level that houses the master suite along with the kids’ spaces and the bathrooms. Gray and white are the dominant hues inside the home giving the interior a tranquil and minimalist vibe.
The street façade of the house offers complete privacy even as the large glass windows and sliding glass doors open up the rear of the house to the view outside. A lavish deck space with an outdoor dining area a barbecue zone a simple lounge and a refreshing pool is the real showstopper of the luxurious house
Designed to meet the needs of a family of two the small home is spread across 27 square meters and has a gabled roof that gives the interior an airy vibe. The exterior of the tiny home is clad in grey cement-wood board panels giving it a unique and striking form
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.
The townhouse in focus has the living areas kitchen and dining space nestled on the lower level while the top floor houses the bedrooms and the bathrooms. Large openings in the ceiling of the lower level bring in ample natural light during the daytime as do the sliding glass doors connecting the kitchen with the simple rear courtyard