Accoya Wood Siding Creates A Weathered Look For This Lakeside Home

Accoya Wood Siding Creates A Weathered Look For This Lakeside Home

Wheeler Kearns Architects has designed a new home located on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Designed for owners that moved from Germany to Michigan, the home combines a distinctly European minimalist aesthetic with materials like horizontal Accoya wood siding, cedar shingle roofing, and black window frames.

The Accoya wood siding of this modern home complements the cedar shingles that have been used on the roof, both of which will weather gracefully in the constant wind coming off the lake.

The lakefront house showcases an acetylated wood siding named ‘Radiata Accoya’. This type of wood siding was selected for its sustainable, durable, and rot-resisting features.

The Accoya wood siding of this modern home complements the cedar shingles that have been used on the roof, both of which will weather gracefully in the constant wind coming off the lake.

The Accoya wood siding complements the cedar shingles that have been used on the roof, both of which will weather gracefully in the constant wind coming off the lake.

The Accoya wood siding of this modern home complements the cedar shingles that have been used on the roof, both of which will weather gracefully in the constant wind coming off the lake.

Other design elements on the exterior of the home include walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, black window frames, and a pergola, that provides a shaded space for the outdoor kitchen and dining area by the pool.

A modern house with Accoya wood siding, black window frames, wood roof shingles, and a swimming pool.
A modern house with Accoya wood siding, black window frames, wood roof shingles, and a swimming pool.

The interiors of the home, designed by Stephanie Thatenhorst, include wood ceilings that are featured throughout the main floor, like in the living room.

The interiors of the home include white oak wood ceilings that are featured throughout the main floor, like in the living room.

White oak flooring connects the various areas of the home, while in the kitchen, a long white island contrasts the dark cabinets.

White oak flooring connects the various areas of this modern home, while in the kitchen, a long white island contrasts the gun metal cabinets.

The kitchen has a sliding glass door that opens to the covered patio and outdoor kitchen.

A modern home with a covered patio and outdoor kitchen.

Back inside, and there’s the formal dining room with an unobstructed view of the lake.

A modern living room with white oak floors and ceiling, and large windows that provide an unobstructed view of the lake.

A suspended steel staircase with white oak treads connects the different levels of the home, while built-in cabinetry adds an element of storage.

A suspended steel staircase with white oak treads connects the different levels of the home, while built-in cabinetry adds an element of storage.
A suspended steel staircase with white oak treads connects the different levels of the home, while built-in cabinetry adds an element of storage.

At the top of the stairs, there’s an open hallway with a seating area that connects to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

At the top of the stairs in this modern house, there's an open hallway with a seating area that connects to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

The home office is minimalist in its design, with a desk perfectly positioned for taking advantage of the views.

This home office is minimalist in its design, with a desk perfectly positioned for taking advantage of the views.

In the bedroom, the black-framed windows wrap around the corner of the bedroom, flooding the room with natural light during the day.

In this modern bedroom, the black-framed windows wrap around the corner of the bedroom, flooding the room with natural light during the day.

In the master bathroom, a freestanding bathtub has been positioned below the window, while dark gray walls complement the gray tiles on the floor.

In this modern master bathroom, a freestanding bathtub has been positioned below the window, while dark gray walls complement the gray tiles on the floor.

Here’s a glimpse of the view from the outside of the home looking at the staircase inside.

Large windows showcase a steel and wood staircase inside the home.
Large windows showcase a steel and wood staircase inside the home.
Photography: Steve Hall – Hall + Merrick Photographers | Architecture Firm: Wheeler Kearns Architects | Interior Design: Stephanie Thatenhorst | Lighting: Licht + Form | General Contractor: Norman Zielke Residential Builders | Structural Engineer: Enspect Engineering | Landscape Architect: Mimi McKay Landscape Architecture
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