House on Lake Martin

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A very nice couple from Birmingham purchased a great lot on Lake Martin and have asked us to create a homeplace for them and their two young boys. This is not the first project I've designed or been involved with as a designer on this lake but it is the first for studiosmith Architecture LLC. As a part of the Dungan Nequette Architects team, I was involved in the design of a few of the newer homes in the Russell Lands development, Ridge Run. I also designed 3 speculative lake homes in The Ridge for Simpson Davis Construction back in 2007 - just before the market crash. They were never built. I'm very excited about this home because it is just around the corner from where I grew up on the lake and I will get to see it every time I leave the dock for bigger water! The Owner's were looking for something that is very intentional, simple and elegant with great craftsmanship of detail. The property is elongated and narrow overall and has many trees so it was very important to situate the house to capture the morning sun, minimize the brutal west blaze during summers and maximize the views and outdoor spaces in order to really enjoy the lake. We are in the schematic design phase right now so more later. I'm including a few of the exterior design images.  Thanks for stopping by!W2 S2 E2