Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

- Advertisement -

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

Project: Thompson Lake House
Architects: Cushing Terrell
Design team: Joshua Hersel (PM); David Koel (PIC); Jason Yates (Designer); Eric Nagel (CADD Drafter)
Contractor: ESI, Inc.
Interior Designer: Fitz | Murphey Interiors
Civil Engineer: KM Engineering
Structural Engineer: CTA, Inc. (Tom Poremba) / Mechanical Engineer: CTA, Inc. (Tim Johnson) / Electrical Engineer: CTA, Inc. (Ken Butler) / Geotechnical Engineer: MTI
Landscape: Wesley Baumgartner
Lighting: CTA, Inc. (Ken Butler)
Theatrical/AV: Audio Video Systems
Location: Eagle, Idaho, United States
Year: 2017
Photo Credits: Deborah Hardee Photography
Text by Cushing Terrell

Vision: A private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete that glows like a jewelbox on the lake. The owners envisioned a family oasis that could be restful and serene yet open and welcoming, and capable of entertaining large gatherings. They envisioned an environment that blended interior and exterior, seamlessly integrated into its stunning surroundings.

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

Challenge: With only 40 days to design and submit for permit, construction and lead-times were expedited and material selection was limited. Exercising restraint to allow true materials to express elegant, simple, and unobstructed beauty was the predominant challenge.

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

Solution: This streamlined and elegant single-family residence features outdoor environments and a large living space that are perfect for entertaining. The envelope allows for dynamic customization: with user-friendly smart technology, the home can easily transition from an open beachfront hangout to a cozy, blacked out theater. The interior and exterior are connected by operable glass hanger doors which frame vistas of the lake, landscaping, beach, and distant architecture. The house’s east/west orientation and south-facing 12 ft. overhangs mitigate excess sun exposure and solar heat gain while maintaining expansive views. Finally, the materials link the landscape and building while creating a calm and comfortable home. The Thompson Lake House is open and welcoming, but also uniquely private – a blank canvas customizable to suit any occasion.

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

Simply Dynamic: The Thompson Lake House is designed to be flexible and customizable. The operable hangar doors can enclose the living space or expose it to become part of the outdoors. Discreet, smart-panel-operated roller shades can disappear into the ceiling to frame a symmetrical view of the world-class vista. All the while, fully-integrated systems function out of sight to maintain user comfort.

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

Integrated Execution: This project was a truly integrated effort between design team, contractor, and owner. Multiple weekly onsite meetings, an unrelenting and rigorous eye for detail, ordering materials before the design was complete, and a constant focus on purity and simplicity guided the design and construction process. Tight communication and deep trust allowed the team to think outside the box and finish the home from day one of design to completion in less than a year.

private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete / Cushing Terrell

private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete / Cushing Terrell

private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete / Cushing Terrell

private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete / Cushing Terrell

private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete / Cushing Terrell

- Advertisement -

Feast in Green – Functionality And Warmth In a One-Storey Home

Feast in Green is an old house with one storey renovated by Taiwanese studio C & K Architectural & Interior Design. It located on...

Desert Palisades Guard House by Studio AR&D Architects

The guard house was originally conceptualized as a gateway to this long awaited residential development, located on the elevated hillside overlooking Palm Springs. Upon initial visits to this captivating site, and witnessing the expansive views and natural setting

New Residential Interior in Palermo by Studio DiDeA

Studio DiDeA renovated a dwelling at the last floor of an apartment building in Palermo, dating back to the seventies and overlooking Parco della Favorita.

Red Cup Sochi – Retro Futuristic Interior by AllartsDesign

Bright interior of the new coffee Red Cup opened in Sochi (Southern Russia). On the interior worked Saranin Artemy of ALLARTSDESIGN studio (Russia, Perm). Retro...

O’Neill Penthouse in Tribeca, NYC / Studio DB

O'Neill Penthouse was renovated by the design team at Studio DB in collaboration with Studio Riga. Located in Tribeca, NYC, the home has 2,100 square feet living space and...

Single Man Residence in the Heart of Ljubljana

The Single Man Residence is a bright apartment designed by GAO Architects in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Description by GAO Architects: The Single man residence is a...

Ramsar Fields House / John McAuley Architecture

Located in the middle of a 75 acre open grass paddock, the Ramsar Fields House enjoys uninterrupted views in all directions. The challenge was to design a house that makes the most of this incredible location.

FL House, Brazil / Jacobsen Arquitetura

Based on a study of the terrain, we identified two striking visuals: the rear of the property, with a beautiful forest landscape; and the front of the lot, which offers an ample view of the setting sun with a field of orange trees in the background.

Cross Laminated Timber Cottage by Kariouk Associates

This cabin is situated on the shore of a lake in Ladysmith, Canada. On this private land for more than 60 years there has...

Contemporary Canadian Lake House Features Black Dyed Cedar and Rusted Metal Cladding

On a wooded lot on the shore of Lake Charlebois, our clients wanted to build a contemporary house, luminous and open to the nature. They wanted most of the spaces of the house to be level with the land.

The Crafted House / Bringing Craftsmanship To A Georgian Townhouse

The Crafted House has been extensively refurbished to create a family home with rich and tactile interiors. De Rosee Sa architects in collaboration with...