Project Description

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Wagner family
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Project Overview:
• Full architectural services for lake home and boathouse.
• Home’s exterior reflects natural surroundings with cedar shingles and stonework, while the interior is minimalist and contemporary.
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Lake Burton, Georgia

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One of the owners primary goals for his family’s Lake Burton home was to have a residence that blended into the heavily wooded site. Jerry Spangler responded with a design that presents a contemporary organic take on shingled woodland cabins. Breaking the large home (6,800 sq. ft.) into a grouping of wings that tuck into the hillside, the home maintains a low profile while preserving all nearby trees. Viewed from the lake, the lake home succeeds in presenting a contextual design that is “visually modest but impressive”. Exterior materials include stained cedar shingles, bronze-colored standing seam roof, and ample use of steel sash with over-sized glazing. Interiors are minimalist and contemporary. Working with interior designer Kay Douglas, wall finishes are stained or painted poplar boards in a horizontal format complementary to the home’s linear design.

The design challenge included the boathouse. The roof-top patio has both covered and trellised areas for waterside recreation, including two “jump platforms” for brave swimmers who enjoy a fifteen-foot plunge into Lake Burton.The home was completed in the fall of 2013 and has not been fully photographed.