Lakefront Residence

by Moore Architects
Lakefront Residence Moore Architects

Waterfront lots along private Lake Barcroft in Falls Church, Virginia are rare finds in the real estate market, so when this lot became available, the clients took the house as it was: a weathered symbol of the 1960s split-level.
Saving the bones of the front to back split-level, the architects sought to use this basic organization to an advantage: exploiting the street side / water side split personality of the residence, but acknowledging that the fun is in the modern connection of the two worlds. The landscaped street face of the house, containing the entry, office, garage and guest rooms, recalls the reserve and scale of the original house. The rear of the house, with the living and dining rooms, and master suite, explodes into the woods, opening views to the steep hill that plummets to the water below.
The rear terrace, an outdoor room defined by the “L” of the house, leans out into the maples beyond. The master bedroom is the “tree house” of the new rear addition, pushing the expansion of the house vertically. But it’s the visual and organizational connections between the split levels of the house and out to the landscapes beyond – opening up the spaces to one another, crossing the boundaries between front and back, inside and outside, above and below, that makes the whole out of the parts.

Photos by: Hoachlander Davis Photography

Via ArchDaily

  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects
  • Lakefront Residence Moore Architects

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Stunning Vicarage Conversion

    Stunning Vicarage Convers..

    This former brick vicarage located near Malmö in southern Sweden, was converted into a stunning 4,500 square foot modern home. Built in 1904 and renovated in 2007, the residence b...

  • The Encanto Hotel

    The Encanto Hotel

    The Encanto Hotel was built in Acapulco with few resources, economic materials, and local labor. The building tries to retain a human scale. Occasionally narrow, even small compare...

  • The Bojanic House

    The Bojanic House

    What started out as a relatively minor remodel of a modest bungalow evolved over the course of construction into a new 2,500 s.f. house, with the existing foundation and footprint ...

  • The Stables in Melbourne, Australia

    The Stables in Melbourne,..

    ‘The Stables’ is an old fire station in Richmond, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia.

    Showcases an innovative and angular design that blends its history with state...

  • Haus Walde

    Haus Walde

    The client requested an open, light-filled room with the garden and the beautiful backdrop of the Kitzbühl Alps integrated into the living space.
    The site is located on a n...

  • Apartment With A Retractable Interior Wall

    Apartment With A Retracta..

    Fertility Design, a Chinese firm,  recently created this understated, contemporary apartment. The space includes a movable wall that separates the home office and library from the...

  • The Lauren Daybed

    The Lauren Daybed

    Loosely based on a classic woven reed beds you can find in many parts Africa, Asia, and South America. The soft, 1″ thick, nylon rope gently supports and flexes each contact poin...

  • Expresion Transversal

    Expresion Transversal

    Spanish interior designer Susanna Cots has designed the interior of this apartment located in Barcelona, Spain, for a couple of book lovers. More projects by Susanna Cots ...

  • Karuna House

    Karuna House

    Karuna House is an ambitious sustainable design project that was designed to meet a combination of the world’s most demanding green building certifications. The project is the fi...

  • Apartment in Germany

    Apartment in Germany

    This visualization of a chic apartment in Germany was designed by Alexander Zenzura. The design is based on a neutral color palette, and a style that is both hip and elegant. ...

  • Torreaguera Atresados

    Torreaguera Atresados by XPIRAL Architecture

  • Beautiful Secluded Home in Costa Rica

    Beautiful Secluded Home in Costa Rica by Robles Arquitectos