Cedar Creek, a project that weaves several structures discreetly into a wooded 7-acre site at Cedar Creek Lake, has been recognized with an Award of Excellence by the 2015 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Awards jury in the Residential Design category.
This top award acknowledges the collaborative effort between the design team and client that transformed a long-held family property into a legacy weekend destination. The harmony between built structure, site, materiality, and mature trees provides the allure of established existence.
An intense collaborative effort between design team and client transformed a long-held family property into Cedar Creek Compound, a legacy weekend destination where the harmony between built structure and site results in a completed project that feels as if it has been in situ for years. The primary residence is carefully slipped into a tall grove of mature pine and oak trees to assist in establishing this theme, while minimizing tree loss and maximizing views to the lake beyond. Wood, stone, concrete, and weathered steel are used throughout, reflecting the native environment. While focus toward the lake is instinctive, a linear stone entry wall provides privacy to a sunken courtyard and exterior hearth at the home's entrance.