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Modern Lakeside Retreat

Grandview Lake – Columbus

October 2020 (Columbus, IN):  Modern Lakeside Retreat construction is underway at Grandview Lake!For sure, we are excited to see the construction of this new modern lakehouse taking-shape.  Our design solution is a simple response to the challenges of the site.  Basically, the primary challenges focused on drainage (from site and roofs), working amongst the existing mature trees, and durability from insects/woodpeckers.  Drainage and wildlife-resistance were each issues with the pre-existing structure, and thus points of emphasis.  As a matter of fact, water and drainage issues created enough concerns with the prior structure to motivate the rebuild.

Working with the existing trees was very important.  Most certainly, our client was very passionate about keeping the existing trees.  They provide excellent shade for the house, and soften the site considerably.  We totally agree with this, as the trees really are amazing.  They create a beautiful layered experience on the lakefront.  They provide an excellent balance of tall canopy shade with ample openings for views to the lake.  Since we are maximizing the glass on lakeside, we anticipate that the trees will shade the house and portions of the dock.  It’s important that we design-in flexible, adaptable systems to work for various seasons, times of day, and uses.

We are happy to be working on our second project with this client.

Be sure to check-back, as we’ll be sharing more about the design and construction process in the coming weeks and months!

Modern Lakeside Retreat


Project Info:

Architecture/Interior Design/Renderings:  HAUS | Architecture with Client
Photography:  HAUS | Architecture (except where noted otherwise)
Construction Management: Nichter Construction


Design Process – Modern Lakeside Retreat

Side Exterior Elevation - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture
Side Exterior Elevation – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – metal siding, wood siding, composite siding, exposed concrete, screened porch, rainchains, garage, carport, entry bridge, site drainage, dock, firepit

 

Side Exterior Elevation - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture
Side Exterior Elevation – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – metal siding, wood siding, composite siding, exposed concrete, screened porch, rainchains, garage, carport, entry bridge, site drainage, dock, firepit

 

Lakeside Exterior Elevation - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture
Lakeside Exterior Elevation – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – glass curtainwall, screened porch, covered balcony, rainchains, firepit, dock, shed roofs, wood soffit

 

Stay tuned, as we’ll be adding more detail about the design process.

 

Construction Progress – Modern Lakeside Retreat

Pre-Existing House

Grandview Drive Access to Site - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Grandview Drive Access to Site – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, Christopher Short, Indianapolis Architect – Nichter Construction, Columbus Builder – (spring 2020)

 

Original House from Street - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Original House from Street – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – looking down the hill – (spring 2020)

 

Pre-demolition view of existing tree we want to save and integrate into the new construction - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Pre-demolition view of existing tree we want to save and integrate into the new construction – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (spring 2020)

Working with the Trees

We have designed around this particular tree (see above) and its wonderful canopy.  In the new design, our new balcony will cantilever out so people can elevate with the trees and stay clear of the tree root bed.  the other trees to the right are also beautiful, and will provide a layered affect from waterline to the new house while sheltering the house and dock from the summer sun.

 

Lakefront, Decks and Dock (PreConstruction) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakefront, Decks and Dock (PreConstruction) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (spring 2020)

Demolition Begins

Existing House Demolition Begins - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Existing House Demolition Begins – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (late summer 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Existing House Demolition in full swing (garage stays to serve as a temporary office - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Existing House Demolition in full swing (garage stays to serve as a temporary office – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (late summer 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Mass Excavation

Mass Excavation Base Completed and ready for footing excavation - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Mass Excavation Base Completed and ready for footing excavation – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Lakeside Retaining Wall Progress

Lakefront Retaining Wall Installation (corrugated steel) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakefront Retaining Wall Installation (corrugated steel) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

New Lakeside Retaining Wall Progress (corrugated steel) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
New Lakeside Retaining Wall Progress (corrugated steel) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

New Lakefront Retaining Wall Progress - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
New Lakefront Retaining Wall Progress – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Footings Underway

Stepped Footings Placed (rebar) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Stepped Footings Placed (rebar) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Concrete Wall Forms Progress

Basement wall formwork and rebar reinforcing work begins - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Basement wall formwork and rebar reinforcing work begins – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Constructiona

Basement Retaining Wall Foundations Underway (Formwork) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana - HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles, Christopher Short, Indianapolis Architect - Nichter Construction (builder)
Basement Retaining Wall Foundations Underway (Formwork) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Entry Basement Retaining Wall Formwork Progress - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Entry Basement Retaining Wall Formwork Progress – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Side Storage Porch Foundation Wall Progress - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Side Storage Porch Foundation Wall Progress – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Basement Wall Forms (brick pattern only in unexposed areas) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Basement Wall Forms (brick pattern only in unexposed areas) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Smooth Concrete Walls

Lakeside exposed basement walls complete (forms pulled) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakeside exposed basement walls complete (forms pulled) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Roger Nichter did a nice job finding a concrete contractor with smooth, undamaged concrete forms.  We think the concrete came-out great, with little to no need for any patching or parge coatings.  Let the beauty of well-executed concrete be – that’s our intent!  These slots are to provide air movement for covered storage area for lake toys and furniture.  This south elevations facing the neighboring property is one of our favorite facades even though it isn’t primary and most people may not even notice it (see the renderings).

South smooth concrete wall with vertical slots - formwork removed - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Columbus, Indiana - Grandview Lake
South smooth concrete wall with vertical slots – formwork removed – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Smooth Concrete Wall with vertical slot (chamfered edges) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Smooth Concrete Wall with vertical slot (chamfered edges) – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Basement Concrete Walls Complete - brick pattern exists in concealed areas only - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Basement Concrete Walls Complete – brick pattern exists in concealed areas only – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Here on inside surfaces of foundation walls, we see the brick pattern imprinted.  Apparently the brick imprinted forms or more common in these parts.  Finding the smooth forms was important for the design, so thanks, Roger, for finding smooth forms liners for the exterior surfaces.  We had another project in Ohio that used the brick pattern forms when we called for smooth.

Lakeside exposed basement walls complete (forms pulled) - this view is from interior through Bunk Room openings to lakeside view - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakeside exposed basement walls complete (forms pulled) – this view is from interior through Bunk Room openings to lakeside view – Modern Lakeside Retreat – Grandview Lake – Columbus, Indiana – (fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Foundation Waterproofing

Foundation Wall Waterproofing Installation (Rubberwall) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Rubberwall Installation (Lifetime Warranty) (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

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Unique Steel Details

Custom Steel Eave Details - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Custom Steel Eave Details (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Custom Steel Eave Details Framing Tune-ups - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Custom Steel Eave Details Framing Tune-ups (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

Setting Steel

Steel Balcony Cantilever Framing Installation - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Steel Balcony Cantilever Framing Installation (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Balcony Steel Framing Installation - Crane Maneuvering - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Balcony Steel Framing Installation – Crane Maneuvering (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Setting Living Room Steel for Curtainwall Cantilever - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, IndianaNichter Construction (builder)
Setting Living Room Steel for Curtainwall Cantilever (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Steel Installation Underway at Curtainwall Cantilever - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Steel Installation Underway at Curtainwall Cantilever (late fall 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Wood Framing Progress

Main Level Deck Installation (looking north toward neighbor) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Main Level Deck Installation (looking north toward neighbor) (Nov 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Main Level Deck sheathing installation overlooking lakefront - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Main Level Deck sheathing installation overlooking lakefront (Nov 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

The trees that we are saving have nice canopies that will shelter the house from summer sunlight in mornings, yet they still allow great views out to the lake.  The trees also provide excellent shading for the docks later in the summer days.

Side Storage Porch Foundation Walls Competed (smooth concrete) - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Side Storage Porch Foundation Walls Competed (smooth concrete) (Jan 2021)

 

Storage Room integrates smooth concrete walls with vertical slots - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Storage Room integrates smooth concrete walls with vertical slots (Jan 2021)

 

Framing Progress - Lakefront View - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Framing Progress – Lakefront View (Dec 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

We love how the house nestles into the trees.  It’s not really a surprise, as the trees were a primary driver of the design concepts and layout.

View to Lake from Future Screened Porch - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View to Lake from Future Screened Porch (Dec 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Balcony and Roof Cantilever Framing Progress - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Balcony and Roof Cantilever Framing Progress (Dec 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

View of framing progress from dock - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View of framing progress from dock (Dec 2020) photo by Nichter Construction

 

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Street Views looking down toward lakefront (framing progress – large shed roof) (Jan 2021) photo by Nichter Construction

 

Main Living Space Framing Progress - Exposed Beams - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Main Living Space Framing Progress – Exposed Beams (Jan 2021)

 

Lakeside Elevation Framing Progress - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakeside Elevation Framing Progress (Jan 2021)

 

Lakeside elevation after curtainwall installed and soffit cladding almost underway - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakeside elevation after curtainwall installed and soffit cladding almost underway (Feb 2021)

 

View from south looking from lakeside reveals weatherproof enclosure with Zip Wall + curtainwall and most windows installed - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from south looking from lakeside reveals weatherproof enclosure with Zip Wall + curtainwall and most windows installed (Feb 2021)

 

View from southwest while detached garage under construction - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from southwest while detached garage under construction (Feb 2021)

 

Interior view looking through open living space through curtainwall - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Interior view looking through open living space through curtainwall (April 2021)

 

View from site to Grandview Lake at sunrise - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from site to Grandview Lake at sunrise (June 2021)

 

Trees provide a marvelous canopy around the almost-finished construction - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Trees provide a marvelous canopy around the almost-finished construction (June 2021)

 

View from dock through the trees - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from dock through the trees (June 2021)

 

Project Circumstances Change:

July 2021:  There are some updates to report about the project.  Unfortunately, our clients ended-up needing to sell the property as we got closer to the end of the construction phase.  Fortunately, the builder was helpful in finding a new buyer relatively quickly.  Builder and new buyer appear to be collaborating on finishing touches for project completion.  We will provide updates as we have them, as we (HAUS) have not met the new owners and have not been involved in the builder/owner collaboration for finishing the details.  For certain, we are hoping that the architectural design integrity will weather the transition.

 

View from covered screened porch south - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from covered screened porch south (Aug 2021)

 

View from Kitchen door south through screened porch - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from Kitchen door south through screened porch (Aug 2021)

 

Custom aluminum barn door closes covered open air storage enclosure - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Custom aluminum barn door closes covered open air storage enclosure (Oct 2021)

 

View from side yard path looking toward lake - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
View from side yard path looking toward lake (October 2021)

 

South view of bridge entry between house and detached garage - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
South view of bridge entry between house and detached garage (October 2021)

 

Lakeside elevation nearing completion after trees cleared from site, sod installed, and window film applied to curtainwall - Modern Lakeside Retreat - Grandview Lake - Columbus, Indiana
Lakeside elevation  is nearly complete.  Unexpectedly, new resident decided to clear the trees from the site 100%.  They had concern about debris falling on roofs + tree proximity to house.  New resident also added a reflective window film to lakeside glazing to cut-down on morning solar gain.  They said solar gain may have been an issue even with leaving the pre-existing tree canopies. (October 2021)