MODERN MASTERPIECE: Lelch AV Partners on Stinson Home
Lelch AV partners with Modern Oasis Archictecture to bring smart home integration to a woodland paradise
The signature characteristic identifying a Charles Stinson-designed house is the geometry of vertical lines and horizontal planes that the Wayzata architect layers to define spaces, frame views, and capture light. How he gets there is equally intriguing.
It begins with the location. As he describes in his book, Charles R. Stinson Architects: Compositions in Nature, he walks the site, taking into consideration sun and shade, geography and vegetation, and the client’s needs. Then he imagines the design concept floating on the site, he explains, and brings in “the simple, individual forms—the thinner the better, and one at a time—to define uplifting, inspiring living spaces” that will serve multiple structural and aesthetic functions.
While conceptualizing a new home in Deephaven for healthcare visionaries and philanthropists Edward Bergmark and Juleen Christopher, Stinson found the heart of the home after standing on a downed tree, says Josh Norman, CEO and president of Wayzata-based Modern Oasis Architecture. Norman adds that the couple wanted to see water and woods on their untouched wooded lot, not a manicured landscape. And they wanted the house, located next to a lake, to be as unobtrusive as possible.
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