Perched on top of a stone foundation, and situated amongst a woodland landscape, this large open plan house is perfectly suited to its surroundings. The open and permeable design of this house is the result of the collaboration of ideas between the client and the architects in order to create an house that is connected to nature as much as it is connected to design and sustainability. The house has been carefully designed for a young family looking for a natural re-treat and is located near the shore of a lake in Apple Vail, Minnesota, USA. To give the owners privacy, the house has been split into two sections, one a private section and the other public, for friends and family to get together. Project by ALTUS Architecture + Design, photos by Paul Crosby.
Tim A. Alt, AIA
Chad Healy, Assoc. AIA