2019 Excellence in Architectural Design Honorable Mention: Sand Castle
Christopher Williams of Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC in Meredith
The original home on Lake Winnipesaukee was a modest contemporary ranch with limited lake views even though the home was only fifty feet from the lake. The initial concept resembled a sandcastle, with graduating tiered levels reaching up to allow sunlight in from all directions. The new home was built farther away from the shoreline, providing greater lakefront yard space for entertaining and games. The central living space features a custom tiered-timber frame, with a cupola atop a clerestory.
Judges said: The multi-tiered form with cupola, gables and arched overhangs offers a whimsical expression, nestled within its wooded site context. This theme is further revealed within the inner central core living space with the well-defined timber structure and cascading natural light from above.