Lakeside Retreat by Lake Flato Architects
The Lakeside retreat fits perfectly into Lake|Flato Architects‘s portfolio of private residences that merge sustainable architecture with distinctive mid-to-south western landscapes.
This residence is located in Marble Falls, Texas and it rises vertically with its steep hillside topography. The house comprises of three stories and is defined by its framed structure and oversized, asymmetric timber roof.
All three levels are connected with an external open stairwell while a cantilevered deck reaches out towards the lake.
From the architects: “The design for this relaxed weekend retreat was informed by its compact sloping site, close proximity to neighbors, and direct waterfront access. Aided by the fall of the terrain, the house’s one-story profile conceals a transparent two-story lake façade, open to the primary lake views. Cantilevered porches offset the bermed structure of the main house with a lighter, floating tree house effect. The southern screened porch, coupled with native landscaping, offers privacy from neighbors while permitting cooling breezes and filtered daylight. LEED certified, Lakeside Retreat thoughtfully incorporates native materials as well as passive and active design strategies.”