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Mod Cott on the Lake by Mell Lawrence Architects

By Magaly Grosso


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Mod Cott on the Lake is a private residence located on Lake Buchanan, Texas.

It was completed by Mell Lawrence Architects in 2008, and overlooks the lake from atop a dry, rocky hill.

Mod Cott on the Lake by Mell Lawrence Architects:

“A simple metal volume perched on a bluff offers targeted views of the lake below. The guesthouse and weekend retreat complements a nearby stone residence and although it is “on the grid,” its 14 solar panels collect enough energy to power its intermittent use. Rainwater is collected from the roof for household use and the xeriscaping requires no irrigation.

The house is oriented to the south, its galvanized metal exterior punctuated by windows that frame vignettes to the east and west. A partition wall separates the elongated rectangular interior and supports the lofts structure, which appears to float above the glazed joist spaces. Fir decking creates both ceiling and loft floor, and is repeated in the supersized wainscoting and stair screen wall.

Thirteen-foot doors further expand the modest volume, opening to the south to capture the view, prevailing breezes, and sounds of nature.”

First Level
Second Level
Site Plan

Photos courtesy of Mell Lawrence Architects

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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