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!
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
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!