nautilus BASHAN LAKE

Part lake house, part tree house, this award-winning project included a challenging building site.


A sleek and sophisticated house of glass, steel, and exposed concrete sits beside an infinity edge pool with a sunset view. The architect, Chris Arelt recalls, that the homeowners had some abstract spatial ideas, one of them being that perhaps the house could be seen though, to the cove beyond. Arelt responded to this directive by incorporating large expanses of windows that allow one to literally look through the house from the front yard to the sailboats bobbing on the water at the rear.


A natural tapestry of color and texture is the perfect setting for this gallery-cum-residence.

nautilus TAKE FIVE

A finely-tailored interior landscape of exotic woods and concrete floors.