This private residence overlooking a scenic lake in Southwest Iowa serves as a sanctuary for its owners and as a space for extended family gatherings.
Inspired by the familiar rural, vernacular forms dotting the Midwestern landscape, the expansive home harmonizes with its surroundings. Stone masonry, an exterior of unpainted wood and floor-to-ceiling windows invite impressive views of nature.
The L-shaped plan responds to the demands of the site and the owner’s request for living quarters. Communal functions of the home, such as the kitchen, dining and living spaces, are clustered in a separate wing. The second floor houses guest suites for the families of the owners’ grown children who frequently visit.
House - 7,500 sf
Garages - 2,500 sf
+ project completed while in the employ of JMA | Studio