Modern Lakehouse (2018)

Modern Lakehouse revitalization is now complete at Lake Clearwater in Indianapolis.  This neighborhood, originally established in 1980s, has been undergoing a wave of substantial property improvements for the last several years.  It has the benefits of lakefront property in a desirable area just south of Clearwater Crossing (proximity to the best restaurants and shopping that Indiana has to offer).  This project marks our third project in the neighborhood and second Clearwater design-build effort in 4 years.

If you are interested in seeing this project in-person, it will be on the AIA Architects’ Home Tour this September 2018 – come check it out!

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Project Info:

Architecture/Interior Design/Renderings/Photography:  HAUS | Architecture (with client)
Construction Management:  WERK | Building Modern

Design Process – Modern Lakehouse

This home had been renovated several years ago, but it was time again for something new.  Our client is moving here from their downtown home (see Adagio) that we helped them design in 2010-2012, and they wanted to incorporate their favorite features from that location where appropriate.  The question was how far would we be able to take the design with required approvals from the Lake Clearwater HOA.

The design concept simply looks to simplify and accentuate the existing structure with elementary expressions at entry, main living spaces, and lakeside maximizing south light and panoramic lakeside views.  We eliminated the 45-degree angles, busy rooflines, and interior partitions for a streamlined solution capitalizing on the simple open-concept gable form.  Entry, Kitchen, Home Office, Dining Area, and Master Suite are all completely new, and highlights include a white oak ceiling, porcelain tile floor, custom cabinetry, zinc standing seam roof, all new windows, and new exterior cladding.  Our initial goal was to go darker on the exterior colors, but HOA-approved exterior color palette leans lighter.  We may re-open the exterior color discussion again a bit later (see if we can go dark grey.

Construction Begins – Modern Lakehouse

Modern Lakehouse - Rough Carpentry, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern

Modern Lakehouse – Rough Carpentry

 

Modern Lakehouse Clearwater - Winter Dock View - Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture

Modern Lakehouse Clearwater – Winter Dock View

 

Modern Lakehouse - Window Installations - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern

Modern Lakehouse – Kitchen Window Detail

 

Modern Lakehouse - Window Installations - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern

Modern Lakehouse – Window Installations

 

Modern Lakehouse - Window Installations - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern

Modern Lakehouse – Window Installations

 

Modern Lakehouse - White Oak Ceiling Samples, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

Modern Lakehouse – White Oak Ceiling Samples, Derek Mills

 

Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - White Oak Ceiling Material Delivery, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis – White Oak Ceiling Material Delivery

 

White Oak Casing Details and Porcelain Tile Floor - Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

White Oak Casing Details and Porcelain Tile Floor

 

Custom Kitchen Island Construction - Cabinetry Green - John Hartman - Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

Custom Kitchen Island Construction

 

Poplar Architectural Stair Construction Details - Modern Lakehouse, Clearwater, Indianapolis, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

Poplar Architectural Stair Construction Details

 

Easter at Clearwater - Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture

Easter at Clearwater

As we like to say, please check back again soon, as we will be posting periodic updates – the project is very close to completion.  It’s another good one, and we will be planning on 2018 photography when the time is right!

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