Exterior southwest highlights new horizontal orientation contrasted with the main living space two-story volume - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders Exterior southwest highlights screened porch and south porch with overlooking bunk rooms - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders

Lakeside Modern Cottage

Unionville, IN

Lakeside Modern Cottage located in Unionville, IN broke ground in fall 2017 for a an extended family retreat located right on beautiful Lake Lemon south of Martinsville and north of Bloomington.

Our client has owned this property for about 25 years and it has served as primarily a weekend destination during that time.  The site and lake is a fabulous family recreation spot for all water-activities, and this particular site abuts a protected forest preserve on one side with no worry of future development.  As some surrounding neighbors have been renovating their properties, our client decided it was time to do the same and invest in the long-term for themselves and future generations.

The design transforms the pre-existing cottage built in the 1970s with a new modern design solution that completely breaks the architectural design expectation for the area.  It was important to have enough space and beds for large family stays, so much of the initial focus was on providing enough sleep-space and support facilities for bigger groups.  On initial discussions, we were under the impression that or clients wanted to continue the design theme of the existing waterfront (traditional), but perhaps dial-up the level of design, detail, and quality to fit-in.  Our early concepts did just that while adding a new master suite, enhanced bedrooms with bunk space, screened porch, enhanced kitchen, wet-bar, fireplace, laundry, bathrooms, and living spaces while infilling the space between house and garage.  To that point, our discussions had focused mostly on the functional and budgetary aspects of the project.  Once we got a good start on those issues, the discussions turned to the exterior and interior aesthetics.

Our client shared a few images and surprised us with a desire and means to go modern.  Months later, the client remembered that Chris’ eyes lit-up when the conversation went that direction.  That’s probably true, but for the record, HAUS enjoys all types of architecture including the nuances of each client relationship and resulting design solutions.  We love that our clients challenge us and Don/JoAnn have done just that; what a pleasure it is to work with such fun people.

HAUS’ sister company, WERK | Building Modern, is the construction manager for the project, so we get to be involved in every aspect of the project daily.  Our best projects are the projects where we are the builder and are able to protect the vision.  With the process, the client and project benefit from the daily involvement of the Architect within the construction process;  every design, detail, and cost decision goes through the Owner and Architect, which is really important if design is a priority.  Thanks to Chris Adams for his daily oversight, framing, and trim carpentry work.  Thanks to all of the other trade contractors, many of whom we are working with for the first time due to the project’s location.

The construction of this project is underway, so please check-back as we will be posting periodic updates as we move forward.  We expect substantial completion in late summer 2018.


Project Info – Lakeside Modern Cottage:

Architecture/Interior Design/Renderings/Process Photography: HAUS | Architecture (Chris Short + Derek Mills)
Construction Management: WERK | Building Modern (Derek Mills, Chris Short)


 

Construction Process – Lakeside Modern Cottage

Demolition on existing property is just beginning with exterior siding removal - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Demolition on existing property is just beginning with exterior siding removal – Lakeside Modern Cottage (fall 2017).

 

View from the south during the framing stage - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
View from the south during the framing stage – Lakeside Modern Cottage (winter 2017-18).

 

View from the north during the framing stage - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
View from the north during the framing stage – Lakeside Modern Cottage (winter 2017-18).

 

Main building forms beginning to take shape (viewed from lakeside) - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Main building forms beginning to take shape (viewed from lakeside) – Lakeside Modern Cottage (spring 2018).

The two large windows on top of the two-story volume are the locations of the matching bunk platforms that have their own nook inside two of the four upstairs bedrooms.

Crane maxed-out it's reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points – Lakeside Modern Cottage (spring 2018).

 

Roof trusses with integral parapets are great for flat roofs in residential construction - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Roof trusses with integral parapets are great for flat roofs in residential construction – Lakeside Modern Cottage (spring 2018).

 

Crane maxed-out it's reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Crane maxed-out it’s reach during the roof truss installations due to the sloping site and limited staging access points.  This view is through main building entrance to cul de sac – Lakeside Modern Cottage (spring 2018).

 

Truss and miscellaneous roof framing progressing - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Truss and miscellaneous roof framing progressing – Lakeside Modern Cottage (spring 2018).

 

Sunrise over lake in late 2017 on an early morning at the jobsite - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Sunrise over lake on an early morning at the job-site (winter 2017-18).

 

Steel beam and column do some heavy lifting to help achieve the new design concepts - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Steel beam and column do some heavy lifting to help achieve the new design concepts (winter 2017-18).

 

View of the south clerestory windows and raised ceiling - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
View of the south clerestory windows and raised ceiling (winter 2017-18).

This raised ceiling accommodates clerestory below to bring south light over the covered porch (covered porch not framed yet in this photograph), but also forms the base for the upstairs raised bunk nooks overlooking the lake.  Our clients say these bunk spaces are the most popular and talked-about feature of the project when they give tours.

View from kitchen to new panoramic lake view - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
View from kitchen to new panoramic lake view (winter 2017-18).

 

On approach to the property from the north cul-de-sac, house is tucked half-way down the hill. Two story portion of the home pops-ups above flanking flat roofs - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
On approach to the property from the north cul de sac, house is tucked half-way down the hill.  Two story portion of the home pops-up above flanking flat roofs (spring 2018).

 

Our clients were excited to see recent progress, including the recent upper roof truss installations - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Our clients were excited to see recent progress, including the recent upper roof truss installations (spring 2018).

 

Our clients were excited to see recent progress including the high roof truss installations - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Checking-out site progress during site meeting (spring 2018).

 

Our clients are having fun seeing the recent roof truss installation for the first time - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Fun to visualize how the siding will look now that we can get a real visual on-site (spring 2018).

 

Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces (spring 2018).

After this photo was taken, a few weeks later, Don and JoAnn brought JoAnn’s father down for a visit recently (he just turned 100-years-old this year).  He said, “this is just how grandpa would have built it”.  Grandpa was JoAnn’s grandpa, her mother’s father – a builder from his day.  JoAnn said we now have validation from her father, which is a good feeling.

Wall and roof framing looking upward from lakeside elevation - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Wall and roof framing looking upward from lakeside elevation (spring 2018).

 

Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Front vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows will bring natural light from the south exposure over covered porch into living spaces (spring 2018).

 

New steel beams open the interiors for more flexibility and space for unimpeded family recreation - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
New steel beams open the interiors for more flexibility and space for unimpeded family recreation (spring 2018).

 

Finish exterior siding from Texas (Delta Millworks - Accoya, TX Barnwood, HMS Black)) has arrived safely - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Finish exterior siding from Texas (Delta Millworks – Accoya, TX Barnwood, HMS Black)) has arrived safely (spring 2018).

 

Upper roof finished-off - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Upper roof rough framing completed (spring 2018).

 

Bedroom Loft view from SE bedroom looking toward lake - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Bedroom loft view from SE bedroom looking toward lake – this is one of the most talked-about and unique features of the project (summer 2018).

 

Framing progress view from northside - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Framing progress view from north side – exterior ZIP sheathing and windows are installed, and roofing is nearing completion.  Flat roofs are EPDM and will be covered in a dark gravel.  Shed roof will be standing seam in a pre-weathered galvalume finish by McElroy (Summer 2018).

 

Entry Skylights + Clerestory Transom Window borrow light from north elevation into 2nd Story hallway and 1st Floor living spaces - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Entry skylights + clerestory transom window borrow light from north-side into upper bedroom hallway and main lower level living spaces.  This entry gallery will be furnished with wall-hung family artifacts and highlighted with track-mounted spotlights (Summer 2018).

 

South Elevation progress includes final sheathing, window installations, and porch roof overhang - ZIP Sheathing System - Flat Roofs, Sliding Glass Wall - Lakeside Modern Cottage - Unionville, Indiana, Lake Lemon - Christopher Short, Derek Mills, Paul Reynolds, Architects, HAUS Architecture + WERK | Building Modern - Construction Managers - Architect Custom Builders
Lakeside elevation progress includes final sheathing, window installations, and porch roof overhang (Summer 2018).

 

Please check-back as we will be posting updates periodically – you won’t want to miss the upcoming progress!