Lake Mendota Retreat

New Construction

Located on quite pocket on Madison’s famous Lake Mendota, the owners wanted to blend their home with the other vernacular homes in the area, which are simple and understated lake homes. However, these owners had previously lived in a modern home with a lovely collection of modern art and have an affinity towards modern design. What we accomplished was a home that fit the relaxed, vernacular lake-front homes in the neighborhood, yet provided the clean lined, open, and glassy aesthetic that the owners craved.

The 300 SF kitchen is open to the living space giving the home a casual vacation home feel. Black divided lite windows are traditional in style, but have a more modern feel as they wrap the corner in a large-scale asymmetrical gesture. Cabinets are made of casual vertical board fronts yet the crispness of the detailing, again give the room more or a warm modern aesthetic than simply a lake home.

The interplay of modern home versus traditional lake front vernacular weave through the design.  The result is the openness and crisp details of a modern home with lakefront neighborhood warmth.

Year: 2018

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Photography: Steve Hall @ Hall + Merrick Photographers

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