South Shore House
This multi-level 4-bedroom home is a contemporary take on the lakeside cottage; a refined modern interpretation of traditional stylistic elements such as a steeply sloped slate roof, a generous dormer and prominent stone features. Situated along Lake Oswego channel, careful attention was given to privacy, views and natural light. The exterior materials, including cedar shingles, horizontal shiplap siding, copper, and buff ledge stone, were selected to patina with age. Inside, a dramatic stairway links the upper bedroom level with the lower level communal living spaces and finally to the basement, which is outfitted with a media room and climate controlled wine cellar. Walls of operable glass slide away along the lower level living and dining rooms opening to a terraced flagstone patio and fire pit. A private boathouse and a floating dock provide the perfect perch to enjoy lakeside living.
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, Jennifer Wright AIA,
Jason Didion, Narges Shams, and Rhiannon Reynolds
Illustrator: Craig S. Holmes