Catawba Coastal home
Catawba Coastal home
Angled architectural form takes advantage of seperate lake views.


Rocky Lakeside Home

Lakeside home rendered in a simple Catawba Coastal style, takes advantage of challenging site while focusing interior views on long range lake views to west and northeast. Sited on a craggy geological outcropping of (2) different limestone types, this site was dismissed as unbuildable for years. Creating this classic from studying J.H. Bellows , a turn-of-the-century developer and architect on Catawba Island, meant use of simple elements with a touch of panache. This unique site, required out-of-the-box thinking to meld casual living with the marvelous views. Open spaces; 1st floor Owner Suite; ease of access; unique guest suites highlight the design features.

Home Size: 3,200 SF
Home Style: Catawba Coastal


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Exterior Images (click to view larger)

Catawba Coastal aesthetic
Catawba Coastal aesthetic
Angled architectural form takes advantage of seperate lake views.
Carved into hillside
Carved into hillside
tailored design fit tight site
View from Covered Porch
View from Covered Porch
Northwest view of Lake Erie
Bow window
Bow window
Cantilever bow window configuration allows immersive view and ultimate strength.
Bay window
Bay window
Angled bay captures NE vista.
Lake Views
Lake Views
Home was situated so that the different lake views were optimized.
Lot pre-construction
Lot pre-construction
Considered an un-buildable site for years, this crag is the confluence of 2 different types of limestone.
Garden Entry
Garden Entry
Entrance becomes a whimsical walk to the Entry on the craggy knoll.

Interior Images (click to view larger)

Great Room
Great Room
Classic finishing enhances dramatic lake view.
Stair well
Stair well
Well lit stairwell mimics roof/ceiling slope.
Open Hall
Open Hall
Tuscan columns define spaces along the front of the home. They offer strength and stability in the constant lake breezes.
Unifying Hall
Unifying Hall
Openess of common space yields to narrowed private section of home.
Catawba stone fireplace
Catawba stone fireplace
Simplicity in stone from the site and a mantle from a family barn. Excellent stonework.


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