House for Beth
Single Family Residential
There are three basic building settings in Door County, Wisconsin: the lake shore, the forest, and the farm field. Although the number of farmsteads have reduced over time, many weathered pine-sided barns still exist. The ones left have a memorable quality to their stature. Beth loves the open farm field landscape of the area. This project is in many ways her vision.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Door County, Wisconsin USA is a peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan, known for spectacular views, limestone cliffs, and agriculture fields. The number of farmsteads in Door County, Wisconsin USA has reduced over time; many weathered pine-sided barns still exist. The ones left have a memorable quality to their stature. This single-family residence called, House for Beth, addresses the vernacular architecture of the area with a steep pitched steel roof, cedar siding left to age naturally, a lean-to in the rear, and a composition of square windows. The white trim surrounding the windows articulate along with the white fences compliment the natural ageing materials. The base of the exterior is cladded in a black paper and resin, maintenance-free Richlite material to protect the longevity of the cedar siding.
The orientation of the building situated among native grasses and evergreens, is east-west for optimal light gain. White wood fences emphasize the parking area and the entry pathway leading inside. The interior finishes are simple and clean; white drywall, pine wood floors, and bright color accents. The kitchen is fresh, with white casework and stone countertops highlighted by a blue-tile backsplash.
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Door County, Wisconsin USA
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
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TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
David Salmela FAIA Principal and Mailini Srivastava AIA Project Architect
Image #1: Photographer Paul Crosby, House for Beth, 2015
Image #2: Photographer Paul Crosby, House for Beth, 2015
Image #3: Photographer Paul Crosby, House for Beth, 2015
Image #4: Photographer Paul Crosby, House for Beth, 2015
Image #5: Photographer Paul Crosby, House for Beth, 2015