New York architecture firm Peter Gluck and Partners have designed a magnificent lakeside dwelling for the clients, who is the businessman, his wife and three son’s. This Lake Michigan residences is called the Cascade House, from the front it was look like a stack of two glass boxes: one transparent, one translucent, with gently terracing down toward the waters of lake. As the request of the clients to have an enough space for their family’s grew, the residences is providing a significant portion-guest bedrooms, gym facilities, and utility spaces, to serve the need of them and their three young boys. The house areas are covered with green landscaped lawn and terraces, providing unobstructed view and open areas for recreations. The private areas of the house are located in a simple rectangular form floating above, spanning between the single story garage and master bedroom wing. The main level contains the loftlike living, dining, and kitchen spaces, with stained teak underfoot and Corian cabinetry throughout. Below the glass-walled living areas, the house cuts into the bluff, making it highly energy efficient and providing a recreational facilities for a half basketball court, an indoor lap pool, a gym, two guest rooms, and his-and-hers work spaces for the couple. The formal entrance is to the right of this structure, with a long wall concealing a four-car garage and service access.
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