Torch Lake Home
This challenging Critical Dunes home site required steel sheet piling driven 10 to 12 feet down to protect the sand dunes surrounding this beautiful architectural masterpiece. A cantilevered steel structure sits over the foundation to maximize floor space and provide three stories of living area. A massive kitchen blends seamlessly into the living room accented by a cathedral height ceiling and fireplace. Beyond the west-facing glass wall and deck, a bridge walkway extends to a dune and the beach beyond. The railings are constructed of ½” tempered glass and anodized steel, providing the desired maximum safety without obscuring views. The varying sizes of cut stones that adorn the foundation, called Perma Mountain Stone, create a stunning design effect rarely encountered in this area. Exterior siding of cypress wood is used throughout to naturally repel insects.