2016 Home of the Year winner: Squam Lake Guest House
The Home of the Year winner goes to Wood & Clay, Inc. in Gilford and Murdough Design in Boston
Photography courtesy of Chibi Moku
Wood & Clay, Inc. in Gilford
Murdough Design in Boston, Massachusetts
Designed to harmonize with the family’s original lakeside home that’s set a stone’s throw away, this 2,820-square-foot home incorporates great expanses of glass, gleaming black walnut floors, intelligent built-ins and a streamlined interior. Featured in New Hampshire Home (Room for Everyone!, July/August 2014), this home was carefully constructed with minimal impact on the lot’s natural beauty.
Judges said: This home pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright but brings the master firmly into the twenty-first century. Broad eaves, strong horizontality and ample glass are enlivened by the striking asymmetry of chimney, ceiling, clerestory and plan. A deft hand appears in the fineness of scale, proportion, materials and details. Private rooms received the same attention as the public spaces, creating a unified sense of quality throughout. This rigorous design endows the house with authenticity, strength and a sophistication often missing in a rustic retreat. The architect’s design is realized through the builder’s craft, creating a synergy that makes this home worthy of its awards and popularity.