Lake House, Dallas, Texas

Learning from the site, sketching the opportunities

Flowing to the Lake

Our clients bought an extraordinary plot on Star Harbor Marina, Texas, with the ambition to build a lakehouse that maximises the stunning views out across the lake. 

3|10 Studio attended the first site visit, last August 2018 and have since developed the concept proposals and materiality.



There are a number of ideas that were key to the development of the proposed design, these are:

• Creating a journey. 
• Preserving the existing trees. 
• Exploiting the fall of the site. 
• Revealing the lake slowly through glimpses before the big reveal when the front door opens. 
• Creating a long house for a long site. 
• Using a series of long, parallel walls running in the direction of the site to direct attention towards the water and enhance the awareness of the lake throughout the house. 
• Integrating the design of the landscaping, pool, pontoon and the house so they become indistinguishable from one another. 
• Reducing awareness of cars and enhancing awareness of the house, the lake and the landscape.

Concept proposal

Creating a fluid journey from Sundown trail to Cedar Creek Lake with a house in the middle.

Next Steps

Detailed design underway for contractor proposals and review of construction costs.


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