2020 Excellence in Architectural Design Honorable Mention: Lake House IPA
Kevin Zeller, of Zero Ten Design in San Francisco, California
This project replaced a modest cottage on Pleasant Lake with a comfortable retreat for future generations.
Judges said: The three structures that make up this family retreat are nestled beautifully on a graded site that steps down to the lake. The texture and color of the gray, cedar shakes blend perfectly with the bark of the surrounding evergreens. Furthermore, the form of the buildings mirrors the tall conifers that dot the site. The approach to the buildings from the street via natural steppingstones is lovely in its simplicity.