Lake House 2 —Modern Interpretations on the Classic Beach House

As Nicola Lake near Merritt, BC experiences very hot summers, this house is designed to open up and capture breezes off the water and down from the surrounding hills.  Clean, simple massing creates an interior courtyard, protected from the weather, and bedroom wings connected by a long great room.  A vaulted ceiling and sets of folding doors open the interior to a covered outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.  The outdoor kitchen is complete with a built-in South African “braai” barbeque.