2014 Architectural Design Honorable Mention: The Landing
Architect: Bonin Architects in New London
This four-bedroom home was designed to fit the context of a dense lakefront cottage community on a steep and narrow lot, and meet the homeowners’ goals. With young children and active lifestyles, the family wanted a low-maintenance home that was connected to the lake, ample storage as well as private and common areas with beautiful lake views.
The exterior detailing complements the surrounding architecture, while the interior has a clean, modern approach with rustic elements, such as reclaimed newel posts and wide-width, character-grade hickory floors. The open stair is a focal point and allows comfortable travel from floor to floor. “Although modest as a structure, there are still elements of drama,” the judges said, “such as the stair and the bath with bi-parting doors.”