MAJOR RENOVATION

Lakeside Modern Lodge

Lakeside Modern Lodge located in Unionville, IN  broke ground in fall 2017 for an extended family retreat.  The project is located right on beautiful Lake Lemon south of Martinsville and north of Bloomington.

YEAR

2019

LOCATION

Unionville, IN

ARCHITECTURE

HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

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  • YEAR : 2019
  • LOCATION : Unionville, IN
  • ARCHITECTURE : HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Front Entry Elevation - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Open Concept Interior - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom open-riser stair with stainless steel cable rail system + modern gas fireplace clad in shou sugi ban siding, black charred siding, martini arwork - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom cabinet fills clerestory end wall area, sailboat, fish, roller blinds - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Lakeside Exterior Elevation - Shou Sugi Ban Siding - screened porch, composite decking, uplighted soffits, large sliding doors, large windows, lakehouse, clerestory windows, modern architecture, modern lakehouse, renovation, addition - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Eastern White Pine Soffit contrasts with Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Black Siding and black corrugated metal - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Black Aluminum Rainchains meshes with Eastern White Pine Soffit and Black Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Wildwood Elevation looking down the hill at Lake Lemon - Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
black aluminum rain chain detail - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
blue island anchors predominantly white kitchen adjacent to custom open riser stair with eastern white pine open riser treads and Viewrail cable rail system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
blue flat panel cabinet drawers with chrome cabinet bar pull and white quartz top - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Kitchen Chalkboard + Beverage Station - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
white flat panel cabinet drawers with chrome cabinet bar pull - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Open riser stair with treads clad in Eastern White Pine + Viewrail cable railing system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Shou Sugi Ban siding clads floating two-sided gas fireplace and TV niche separating dining from main living space - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
family heirloom antique dining furniture - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
modern gas fireplace clad in shou sugi ban siding, black charred siding, martini arwork - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom cabinet fills clerestory end wall area, sailboat, fish, roller blinds - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New custom stair utilizes Viewrail prefabricated cable rail system, Eastern White Pine open riser treads, and Heavy Poplar stringers - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom artwork in half bathroom - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Master Vanity with Skylight and Custom Mirror - Lakeside Modern C
animal pelt and deer antlers- Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
skylighted stair gallery integrates original lodge accessories (Viewrail) cable-rail system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Bedroom loft overlooks lake and includes open shelves for lake themed accessories - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Guest Bedroom includes double twin beds and nautical themed accessories - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
upstairs bathroom includes new shower doors and custom towel racks with nautical theme - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Guest Bedroom with Loft overlooks lakeside - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Sleeping Loft overlooking lakeside view - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
animal pelt - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Front Entry Elevation - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Open Concept Interior - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom open-riser stair with stainless steel cable rail system + modern gas fireplace clad in shou sugi ban siding, black charred siding, martini arwork - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom cabinet fills clerestory end wall area, sailboat, fish, roller blinds - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Lakeside Exterior Elevation - Shou Sugi Ban Siding - screened porch, composite decking, uplighted soffits, large sliding doors, large windows, lakehouse, clerestory windows, modern architecture, modern lakehouse, renovation, addition - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Eastern White Pine Soffit contrasts with Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Black Siding and black corrugated metal - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Black Aluminum Rainchains meshes with Eastern White Pine Soffit and Black Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Wildwood Elevation looking down the hill at Lake Lemon - Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
black aluminum rain chain detail - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
blue island anchors predominantly white kitchen adjacent to custom open riser stair with eastern white pine open riser treads and Viewrail cable rail system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
blue flat panel cabinet drawers with chrome cabinet bar pull and white quartz top - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Kitchen Chalkboard + Beverage Station - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
white flat panel cabinet drawers with chrome cabinet bar pull - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Open riser stair with treads clad in Eastern White Pine + Viewrail cable railing system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Shou Sugi Ban siding clads floating two-sided gas fireplace and TV niche separating dining from main living space - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
family heirloom antique dining furniture - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
modern gas fireplace clad in shou sugi ban siding, black charred siding, martini arwork - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom cabinet fills clerestory end wall area, sailboat, fish, roller blinds - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New custom stair utilizes Viewrail prefabricated cable rail system, Eastern White Pine open riser treads, and Heavy Poplar stringers - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
custom artwork in half bathroom - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Master Vanity with Skylight and Custom Mirror - Lakeside Modern C
animal pelt and deer antlers- Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
skylighted stair gallery integrates original lodge accessories (Viewrail) cable-rail system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Bedroom loft overlooks lake and includes open shelves for lake themed accessories - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Guest Bedroom includes double twin beds and nautical themed accessories - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
upstairs bathroom includes new shower doors and custom towel racks with nautical theme - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Guest Bedroom with Loft overlooks lakeside - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Sleeping Loft overlooking lakeside view - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
animal pelt - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
LAKESIDE MODERN LODGE

 

H-LODGE reconstruction began in fall 2017 to update an aging cottage for an extended family retreat on Lake Lemon.  In fact, the client was interested in a dramatic modern transformation inside and out.  The project was to incorporated existing conditions and add a main level master suite.  Also, it needed to include complete interior updates enhancing indoor-outdoor relationships.  But most importantly, they wanted a comfortable place for family to enjoy time together on the lake while also leaving a legacy for future generations.

 

The property sits adjacent to a protected forest owned by the City of Bloomington; a prime lakefront location.  The original structure, built in the 1971 and acquired by our clients in 1989. It included the primary house with detached accessory storage and garage structures.  Each was experiencing some degree of structural degradation, with outdated interior and exterior.

Black Aluminum Rainchains meshes with Eastern White Pine Soffit and Black Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
INTERIOR:

The interior functional layout generally follows the original, but adjusts to a more modern, open-concept plan.  While the clerestory floods and unites the living spaces with natural light, the two-sided fireplace wrapped in exterior cladding separates living from dining.

 

Also, kitchen cabinets flow from kitchen to dining space, morphing into a new wet bar and clerestory tower.  At the entry area, the team reconstructed the existing split-level stair, again utilizing exterior materials on the interior.  Eastern White Pine was used to fashion custom block treads with rounded flutes on the walking surface.  Heavy stringers are fabricated from Poplar glue-ups and painted black.  Railing is a prefabricated steel and cable-rail kit of parts.

Open Concept Interior - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
RESILIENCE:

New high-efficiency appliances and plumbing fixtures, propane-fueled HVAC systems, extra wall insulation, smart-programmable controls, and LED light fixtures further contribute to project sustainability.

 

We sized the roofs for future intensive green roof and solar panel integration.  Main level cabinetry is custom utilizing maple cabinet boxes and drawers with low-VOC materials and finishes.  This home increased in size, yet the energy bills (propane $30/month – electrical averages $130/month) are dramatically reduced from previous baseline, according to the client (part-time residence).  Baseline Energy Use Intensity (EUI):  Typical Residential Home (130 Zero Score) – Target EUI:  (40 Zero Score) – Projected EUI:  (40 Zero Score) – Percent Reduction from Baseline:  70%

Wildwood Elevation looking down the hill at Lake Lemon - Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood Siding - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
DESIGN SOLUTION:

The new design solution connected and preserved the existing structures.  This led to a completely new modern aesthetic inside and out.  From the south, the new façade broadens the lakeside exposure with a low, horizontal roof tying together the inside and outside spaces.  This broad facade and accompanying large window + door openings frame panoramic lakeside views.  New master suite, storage, powder room, and screened porch spaces make-up the infill between original house and garage.  The south-side screened porch is offset from the main living spaces to maximize interior views and light.  The north-facing master suite bumps-out to accommodate space requirements and distinguish the massing independently from original house and garage.  This new motif supports abundant glazing which receives the south passive solar rays in winter.  The dark cladding retreats to counterbalance the bold, simple form.  This also visually ties the exterior into a low-maintenance, cohesive whole.

 

Since covered porches span the entire south façade, it was important to find a solution that would allow an enhanced level of natural light into the living spaces beyond.  The new clerestory along southern edge does just that, allowing sunlight to bypass the lower porch roof and directly shine into the interior living spaces.  And as an added benefit upstairs, this raised area becomes a loft feature for the lakeside bedrooms (more places to sleep!).  The central upper level pavilion rises above a mostly horizontal composition distinguishing itself with its height, shed-roof overhangs with contrasting soffits, and integrated uplighting.

Open riser stair with treads clad in Eastern White Pine + Viewrail cable railing system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
SUSTAINABILITY:

Sustainable features include embodied energy from reclaimed-repaired-reinforced structural elements (original foundations, garage slab, wood walls and deck structures, foundation walls, shed + garage structures, and driveway).  New double-glazed, aluminum-clad wood, low-E  windows, sliding doors, and skylights replaced smaller, inefficient windows and doors for high-efficiency (daylighting + long-lasting materials) and to allow passive solar rays to heat interior spaces in winter.  Windows on east and west exposures are minimized to limit east-west solar gain.  New unvented roof system integrating closed-cell board insulation over deck + fiberglass under deck (R-45 or better) replaced under-insulated original vented attic – building envelope resilience.

Accoya/Shou-Sugi Ban siding clads the exterior, with contrasting soffits of Eastern White Pine – natural materials.  Primary shed roof is standing seam in pre-weathered galvalume finish, with continous black gutter with debris screens and aluminum rain chains to channel water to sub-grade drainage tiles – long-lasting/resilient materials.  Flat roof rainwater is channeled laterally via custom rooftop aqueduct spanning linear lakefront roofs with custom conductor heads and downspout terminations.  We designed the site drainage and roof water management thoughtfully for the steeply-sloping site – sustainable drainage solutions.  Flat roofs are black EPDM with ballast cover – light roof coverings address heat island effect.

black aluminum rain chain detail - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

PROJECT INFO:

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


View from lakeside features overhanging shed roof with Eastern White Pine soffits, black charred shou-sugi ban siding, and screened porch between house and garage - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

Construction Process

Lakeside Modern Lodge

Our client has owned this property for about 25 years and it has served as primarily a weekend destination.  As a matter of fact, this particular site abuts a protected forest preserve on one side with no worry of future development.  Without a doubt, the site and lake is a fabulous retreat for family gatherings and recreation all year long.

 

Over the years, the community has been upgrading the real estate in the area, and our clients decided it was time to do the same.  By investing in the long-term for themselves and younger generations, they have raised the bar even higher for the area.

 

Our clients initially called the architect, HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, to begin the design process.  Later, HAUS recommended WERK | Building Modern to oversee the construction side, making sure the modern design vision was realized.  Check out HAUS’ website for the design side of the story.

 

With HAUS + WERK, our client benefits from daily Architect involvement from beginning-to-end.  From design concept to post-occupancy, the HAUS + WERK team initiates the concepts for Owner buy-in, solicits the construction team, and oversees day-to-day construction.  If a high quality design is important, then it’s equally important that the design vision is protected and enhanced during the construction phase.  In our process, every design concept, detail, and cost decision goes through the Owner and Architect prior to implementation.  We believe this is how to achieve excellent architecture.

 

Thanks to Chris Adams for his daily oversight, framing, and trim carpentry work on H-LODGE.  Thanks also to all of the other trade contractors, many of whom we are working with for the first time due to the project’s location.

 

DEMOLITION BEGINS

Demolition on existing property is just beginning with exterior siding removal – Lakeside Modern Lodge (fall 2017) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Demolition on existing property is just beginning with exterior siding removal – Lakeside Modern Lodge (fall 2017)

FRAMING PROCESS GOES VERTICAL

New framing progress (fall 2017) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New framing progress (winter 2017-18)

 

Main building forms beginning to take shape (viewed from lakeside) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Main building forms beginning to take shape (viewed from lakeside) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

The two large windows on top of the two-story volume are the locations of the matching bunk platforms that have their own nook inside two of the four upstairs bedrooms.

 

Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (spring 2018)

 

Roof trusses with integral parapets are great for flat roofs in residential construction – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Roof trusses with integral parapets are great for flat roofs in residential construction – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon – Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern – Construction Managers – Architect Custom Builders

 

Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (spring 2018)

 

ROOF  TRUSS INSTALLATION DAY

Truss and miscellaneous roof framing progressing - Lakeside Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Truss and miscellaneous roof framing progressing – Lakeside Cottage (H-LODGE) (spring 2018)

 

Sunrise over lake in late 2017 on an early morning at the jobsite – Lakeside Modern Lodge (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Sunrise over lake in late 2017 on an early morning at the jobsite – Lakeside Modern Lodge (winter 2017-18)

 

Steel beam and column do some heavy lifting to help achieve the new design concepts (winter 2017-18) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Steel beam and column do some heavy lifting to help achieve the new design concepts (winter 2017-18) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

View of the south clerestory windows and raised ceiling (winter 2017-18) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
View of the south clerestory windows and raised ceiling (winter 2017-18) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

This raised ceiling accommodates clerestory below to bring south light over the covered porch (covered porch not framed yet in this photograph), but also forms the base for the upstairs raised bunk nooks overlooking the lake.  During project tours, client family and friends seem most intrigued by the loft bed platforms above the clerestory windows.

 

View from kitchen to new panoramic lake view (winter 2017-18) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
View from kitchen to new panoramic lake view (winter 2017-18) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

On approach to the property from the north cul-de-sac, house is tucked half-way down the hill. Two story portion of the home pops-ups above flanking flat roofs (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
On approach to the property from the north cul-de-sac, house is tucked half-way down the hill. Two story portion of the home pops-ups above flanking flat roofs (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

CLIENT SITE VISIT

 

Our clients were excited to see recent progress, including the recent upper roof truss installations (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Our clients were excited to see recent progress, including the recent upper roof truss installations (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

 

Our clients were excited to see recent progress including the high roof truss installations (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Our clients were excited to see recent progress including the high roof truss installations (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

 

Our clients are having fun seeing the recent roof truss installation for the first time (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Our clients are having fun seeing the recent roof truss installation for the first time (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

 

Derek Mills walks Client (Don and JoAnn) through the project during the framing stage. Trusses achieve cantilevers on all sides without the use of steel framing - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Derek Mills walks Client (Don and JoAnn) through the project during the framing stage. Trusses achieve cantilevers on all sides without the use of steel framing – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) – Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon

 

After this photo was taken, a few weeks later, Don and JoAnn brought JoAnn’s father down for a visit recently (he just turned 100-years-old this year).  He said, “this is just how grandpa would have built it”.  Grandpa was JoAnn’s grandpa, her mother’s father – a builder from his day.  JoAnn said we now have validation from her father, which is a good feeling.

 

Wall and roof framing looking upward from lakeside elevation (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Wall and roof framing looking upward from lakeside elevation (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

New steel beams open the interiors for more flexibility and space for unimpeded family recreation (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New steel beams open the interiors for more flexibility and space for unimpeded family recreation (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

SHOU SUGI BAN SIDING

Finish exterior siding from Texas (Delta Millworks – Accoya, TX Barnwood, HMS Black) has arrived safely (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Finish exterior siding from Texas (Delta Millworks – Accoya, TX Barnwood, HMS Black) has arrived safely (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

MORE FRAMING PROGRESS VIEWS

Upper roof finished-off (spring 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Upper roof finished-off (spring 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE)

 

Upstairs loft overlooking Lake Lemon is one of the favorite features of the project. With loft bunks, the lakehouse will sleep 14 people in beds (wow!) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Upstairs loft overlooking Lake Lemon is one of the favorite features of the project. With loft bunks, the lakehouse will sleep 14 people in beds (wow!) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (summer 2018)

 

H-LODGE framing progress view from north side (Summer 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Framing progress view from north side – exterior ZIP sheathing and windows are installed, and roofing is nearing completion. Flat roofs are EPDM and will be covered in a dark gravel. Shed roof will be standing seam in a pre-weathered galvalume finish by McElroy (Summer 2018) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (summer 2018)

 

Entry skylights + clerestory transom window borrow light from north-side into upper bedroom hallway and main lower level living spaces - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Entry skylights + clerestory transom window borrow light from north-side into upper bedroom hallway and main lower level living spaces. This entry gallery will be furnished with wall-hung family artifacts and highlighted with track-mounted spotlights (Summer 2018) – Lakeside Modern Lodge (H LODGE)

 

EXTERIOR SHEATHING SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION

H-LODGE framing progress view from south side (Summer 2018) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Lakeside elevation progress includes final sheathing, window installations, and porch roof overhang (Summer 2018).

 

Special roof drainage detail along the long, linear lakefront facade carries roof water to the edges away from deck activities - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Special roof drainage detail along the long, linear lakefront facade carries roof water to the edges away from deck activities – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (summer 2018)

 

Everybody likes charred wood siding (shou sugi ban) with rainscreen channels for drainage (Delta Millworks). Well, not everybody ... some think it's too dark or too expensive, haha - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Everybody likes charred wood siding (shou sugi ban) with rainscreen channels for drainage (Delta Millworks). Well, not everybody … some think it’s too dark or too expensive, haha – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (summer 2018)

 

CRAFT TRADE ROUGH-IN STAGE

Interior framing reveals a mix of original and new framing. We probably saved about $50k by keeping most of the original footings, retaining walls, and floor framing, but we wondered if we should have just started with a clean slate - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Interior framing reveals a mix of original and new framing. We probably saved about $50k by keeping most of the original footings, retaining walls, and floor framing, but we wondered if we should have just started with a clean slate – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (summer 2018)

 

CABINETRY + FINISH CARPENTRY INSTALLATION BEGINS

Interior cabinetry installation is underway in renovated kitchen - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Interior cabinetry installation is underway in renovated kitchen – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (Summer 2018)

 

Another view of the new clerestory on south edge of main level living spaces - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Another view of the new clerestory on south edge of main level living spaces – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (Fall 2018)

 

Fall leave are a sight at the tail end of construction. This view of the pre-existing shed structure that has been incorporated into the design - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Fall leave are a sight at the tail end of construction. This view of the pre-existing shed structure that has been incorporated into the design – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (Fall 2018)

 

This view of the living room along the new sliding glass wall highlights the new clerestory windows over the covered deck. These windows allow winter sunlight to penetrate the interior - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
This view of the living room along the new sliding glass wall highlights the new clerestory windows over the covered deck. These windows allow winter sunlight to penetrate the interior – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (Fall 2018)

 

New master vanity construction progress with new skylight above (custom mirror and vanity) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New master vanity construction progress with new skylight above (custom mirror and vanity) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (Fall 2018)

 

READY FOR FINISH CARPENTRY

Now that crews have completed flooring, cabinetry, and tile, the final piece on the interior is finish carpentry.  The fireplace wrap, architectural stair, and furnishings will tie up the remaining interior touches.  We are really excited about the design of these details and helping coordinate their installation to finish.

Main level living space progress - Fireplace cladding and open riser stair still pending - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Main level living space progress – Fireplace cladding and open riser stair still pending – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (November 2018)

 

Here below we can see how the exterior siding looks wrapping the gas fireplace enclosure.  Blackened steel wraps the fascias above and below fireplace, including the recess returns.

Charred wood cladding wraps two sided gas fireplace (view from kitchen/dining area. Flooring is luxury vinyl tile - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Charred wood cladding wraps two sided gas fireplace (view from kitchen/dining area. Flooring is luxury vinyl tile – Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) (December 2018)

 

New master shower details and finish progress - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New master shower details and finish progress – (December 2018)

 

Our cabinetry on all main level living spaces is custom-fabricated.  However, areas such as closets, laundry, and guest vanities are tailored from prefabricated stock.  In the photo below we can see thoughtful accommodations including open hanging space and drawers below.  In addition, adjustable LED track-lighting provides the necessary illumination.

Master Closet progress (track lighting + white laminate closet cabinetry) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Master Closet progress (track lighting + white laminate closet cabinetry) – (December 2018)

 

EXTERIOR SIDING + DECK PROGRESS

Once we weathered-in the house months prior, we weighted our focus on interior finish to keep that aspect rolling.  So as we can see below, exterior is just a bit behind interior progress.  Our friend Chris Adams is handling the rough carpentry, finish carpentry, flooring, and painting with limited crews.  Hence, we have worked with Chris to help coordinate and prioritize phases of work.

Here below, we have completed about 80% of exterior siding.  Besides the black siding, the team is also working to prefinish the clear white pine soffit materials.  Of course, this can be challenging in cold weather.  However, exterior lakeside decks can most certainly progress in the colder weather.  Also, we are working to reuse portions of existing decks where possible, and integrate some existing stone retaining walls.

Our supplier shipped the decking material from Miami by way of Italy.  This material comes in some interesting metric lengths which are shorter than other manufacturers.  For this reason, we have designed a specific deck and structural layout solution.

Lakeside View of exterior progress - black wood siding + shed roof + flat roofs (Chris Adams) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Lakeside View of exterior progress – black wood siding + shed roof + flat roofs (Chris Adams) – (December 2018)

 

METAL EXTERIOR DETAILS

The exterior is taking shape, but the details will make it architecture.  In fact, we have some fine-tuning to complete.  In particular, the area between the two upper level lakeside windows is to be metal-panel siding, not wood.  For this reason, we’ll be removing siding between these windows, and our roofing contractor will install smooth black folded interlocking-seam panels with associated flashing for window alignment.

We have already met with roofer about this siding detail.  But concurrently, he will also be installing copings, metal roof fascias, and the custom roof scuppers and open face downspout details.  So, we’re excited to share our solutions for these details that address flat roof debris next to a heavily wooded location.

Lakeside View of exterior progress - black wood siding + reworking pre-existing decks (Chris Adams) - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Lakeside View of exterior progress – black wood siding + reworking pre-existing decks (Chris Adams) – (December 2018)

 

OPEN RISER ARCHITECTURAL STAIR

We have saved the open riser architectural stair for last on the interior so that other work and trades wouldn’t be contributing wear-and-tear to the stair.  It was definitely worth the wait, and looks just as designed.  We used Eastern White Pine for the treads, glued-up Poplar for the stringers, and pre-manufactured railing components for the railing system (Viewrail).

New open riser stair fabricated from Eastern White Pine treads with Poplar stringers and Viewrail cable-rail system - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
New open riser stair fabricated from Eastern White Pine treads with Poplar stringers and Viewrail cable-rail system – (May 2019)

 

Shed roof drains to box-style gutter and rain-chain detail. Soffits are Eastern White Pine prefinished, and siding is black shou sugi ban - Lakeside Modern Cottage (H-LODGE) - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon
Shed roof drains to box-style gutter and black aluminum rain-chain detail. Soffits are Eastern White Pine prefinished, and siding is black shou sugi ban – (July 2019)

 

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