Mt Juliet, TN.
This modern home is made for a modern couple to fully enjoy lakeside living. It is carefully sited so that it appears to emerge gently from the grassy slope and takes in views across the lake. A stone tower anchors the home and serves as a sculptural landmark. Long horizontal roof planes extend out from the tower for visual balance while also organizing the plan. The main entrance is discreet, discovered at the end of a walkway that proceeds along a custom designed waterfall.
The home also exemplifies many energy smart strategies. For instance, the reflective metal roofing remains cool in Summer, reducing cooling bills. Filtering daylight into the living spaces and providing cross ventilation in Spring and Fall reduce the energy demands while increasing the joy of living on the lakeshore.