Lake Sunapee Home - Kjellman

This lakeside house sits midway down a sloping site, which runs from the road to the Lake. The house was rotated to take advantage of the views and pushed down the hill to allow for the garage and a turnabout between the house and the street. The circular driveway allows additional parking, circulation, and the opportunity to provide landscaping in the center to help defuse the sightline form the street. The kitchen is located on one of the lakeside corners to allow lake views. The lakeside screen porch has a connection from the living room, a double sided fireplace, and provides tree-house-like views of Sunapee Lake. Design elements include wood shingles, asphalt and metal roof, native stone rubble base, heavy timber entryway, native stone fireplace, hardwood floors, ceramic tile floor, granite countertops, and a custom French door at the entryway.

The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) 2015 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifies excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client’s program. Honorable Mention.