The landscape design for this contemporary home strived to tie the house to the grounds while seamlessly blending the architecture with the neighborhood's venerable historical homes, some dating back to the late 1800’s.
This wooded 3-acre site overlooks the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior. The 2,000 square-foot cabin cantilevers out toward the water, with a 40-foot long glass wall facing the spectacular beauty of the lake.
The white exterior of this home gives it a bright glow in the sunshine. A gorgeous concrete walkway with ponds surrounding planted palms creates a fresh, zen feel leading up to the front door. The wood door and matching columns give a modern asian style to the home.
A silver Asian bell hangs near the front door of this home, sheltered by a pergola of large redwood timbers. A wild garden of ornamental grasses and a covered seating area make this a peaceful and inviting place to come home.
A concrete tile path leads over still water to the wood front door of this home. On either side of the pool, built in rectangular planters house palm trees matching the palms planted against the house. Yellow lighting gives the entry area a warm and romantic glow.
Even the exterior of this elegant home has a touch of Asian inspiration. The pitch of the roof mirrors that of traditional Asian homes; however, designers modernized the idea a bit by using metal roofing rather than a more traditional roofing material to make this home durable and timeless.