New renovation reinterprets 1980's cottage into new modern dwelling fitting in with neighborhood covenants, including new entry gallery, siding, glass overhead door, and standing seam metal roof - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Entry foyer gallery provides openness, but privacy to living spaces from street view - colorful artwork greets visitors and introduces a modern twist on this 1980's lakeside cottage development - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) South side yard achieves low maintenance with synthetic turf, treated wood, and metal standing seam roof - new oversized dormer boldly grabs south light while reinforcing new modern interpretation of 1980s lakeside cottage development - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Viewed from Master Bedroom entry, open concept living space reveals south light, new stair details, hidden return-air grille, entry gallery, kitchen, dining, and living space with vaulted white oak ceiling and new oversized dormer - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New kitchen is highlighted by the oversized south facing dormer, giant 14-foot island, black back counter, glass chandelier, and vaulted white oak ceiling - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New south facing dormer highlights the kitchen and living spaces bringing abundant south light and passive solar gain - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New kitchen is highlighted by the giant south facing dormer, hidden beverage counter, giant 14-foot island, and vaulted white oak ceiling - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New renovation glows on view from lakeside - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Living space re-clads existing fireplace adds new white oak vaulted ceiling with uplighting and large custom art within new open concept plan - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Minimalist south garden reveals slatwall privacy fence, synthetic turf, and new oversized dormer - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Home Office is tucked away with a minimalist aesthetic that continues the theme from other portions of the residence, including oversized custom artwork, porcelain tile flooring, and white oak cabinetry - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New renovation reinterprets 1980's cottage into new modern dwelling fitting in with neighborhood covenants, including new entry gallery, siding, glass overhead door, and standing seam metal roof - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Side storage wall includes refrigerator and beverage station - Black back counter blends into giant south dormer wall while camouflaging black cooktop and oven - white oak ceiling provides warmth - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New renovation reinterprets 1980's cottage into new modern dwelling fitting in with neighborhood covenants, including new entry gallery, siding, glass overhead door, and standing seam metal roof (twilight) - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New powder room incorporates white oak into vanity wall with floating white vanity, horizontal mirror, and ball pendant lighting - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) New powder room incorporates white oak into vanity wall with floating white vanity, horizontal mirror, and ball pendant lighting - as always, client adds nice personal touches including plants and artwork - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Master Bedroom incorporates makeup nook, media/storage wall, and shoe tower storage in entry hall - vaulted ceiling area reinforces makeup area as a special feature - Modern Lakehouse Renovation - Clearwater - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles - Christopher Short, Architect - Derek Mills, Project manager - WERK | Building Modern (Construction Manager + Custom Builder) Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Front Door, Derek Mills, HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Aerial View - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Front Elevation - HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Interior Living (looking west) - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Interior Lake View - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Interior Living (looking south) - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture Modern Lakehouse - Clearwater - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture

Modern Lakehouse Renovation

Clearwater

Modern Lakehouse revitalization has now been completed at Lake Clearwater in Indianapolis.  This neighborhood, originally established in 1980s, has been undergoing a wave of substantial property improvements for the last several years.  It has the benefits of lakefront property in a desirable area just south of Clearwater Crossing (proximity to the best restaurants and shopping that Indiana has to offer).  This project marks our third project in the neighborhood and second Clearwater design-build effort in 4 years.

If you are interested in seeing this project in-person, please stop by for a visit during the AIA Architects’ Home Tour this September 2018!


Project Info:

Architecture/Interior Design/Renderings/Photography:  HAUS | Architecture (with client)
Construction Management:  WERK | Building Modern

Design Process – Modern Lakehouse

This home had been renovated several years ago, but it was time again for something new.  Our client is moving here from their downtown home (see Adagio) that we helped them design in 2010-2012, and they wanted to incorporate their favorite features from that location where appropriate.  The question was how far would we be able to take the design with required approvals from the Lake Clearwater HOA.

The design concept simply looks to simplify and accentuate the existing structure with elementary expressions at entry, main living spaces, and lakeside maximizing south light and panoramic lakeside views.  We eliminated the 45-degree angles, busy rooflines, and interior partitions for a streamlined solution capitalizing on the simple open-concept gable form.  Entry, Kitchen, Home Office, Dining Area, and Master Suite are all completely new, and highlights include a white oak ceiling, porcelain tile floor, custom cabinetry, zinc standing seam roof, all new windows, and new exterior cladding.  Our initial goal was to go darker on the exterior colors, but HOA-approved exterior color palette leans lighter.  We may re-open the exterior color discussion again a bit later (see if we can go dark grey.

Construction Begins – Modern Lakehouse

Modern Lakehouse - Rough Carpentry
Modern Lakehouse – Rough Carpentry

 

Modern Lakehouse - Rough Carpentry
Rough Carpentry

 

Modern Lakehouse - Winter Dock View
Winter Dock View

 

Modern Lakehouse Clearwater - New Window Installations
New Window Installations

 

Modern Lakehouse Clearwater - Kitchen Window Detail
Kitchen Window Detail

 

Modern Lakehouse - Window Installation
Window Installation

 

Modern Lakehouse - Window Installation
Window Installation

 

Modern Lakehouse - White Oak Ceiling Samples, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Modern Lakehouse – White Oak Ceiling Samples, Derek Mills

 

Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - White Oak Ceiling Material Delivery, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
White Oak Ceiling Material Delivery (for ceilings and door casings)

 

White Oak Casing Details and Porcelain Tile Floor - Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
White Oak Casing Details and Porcelain Tile Floor

 

Custom Kitchen Island Construction - Cabinetry Green - John Hartman - Modern Lakehouse Lake Clearwater Indianapolis - Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Custom Kitchen Island Construction

 

Poplar Architectural Stair Construction Details - Modern Lakehouse, Clearwater, Indianapolis, Derek Mills, WERK Building Modern, HAUS Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Poplar Architectural Stair Construction Details

 

Easter at Clearwater
Easter at Clearwater

 

As we like to say, please check back again soon, as we will be posting periodic updates – the project is very close to completion.  It’s another good one, and we will be planning on 2018 photography when the time is right!