The LakeShed is a compact studio and accessory space designed to efficiently accommodate the needs of a growing family near their modest lakeside cottage. It is nestled against an original 1938 stick-framed garage structure on the front edge on a narrow, wooded parcel. With windows positioned to frame calming views into the forest, the studio space is designed to be thoughtful, efficient, and simply beautiful while providing an entry point to an underutilized part of the family landscape.
To save space in the compact studio, the design incorporates operable furniture that transforms the interior from living and working space to an overflow sleeping area. Additional sleeping and play space for the younger generation is located in a small loft, which also provides cross-ventilation and natural light to the interior. The east wall is thickened with built-in casework from floor to ceiling to provide storage proximate to all uses accommodated and avoid wasted space.
Designed by James Chesnut and Christopher Reznich.