Contemporary Farmhouse Style
Minimalist Barn House
Black Lakehouse at Bemidji
A Minimalist Barn House is a bold statement in this area. We decided to go with two pure geometric elements on a perpendicular layout on the site in an L shape. We went with black standing seam metal for the exterior walls, which keeps the purity of the initial concept. Al the windows and doors framing is also black aluminum.
The first volume faces the street and contains the two-car garage, Utility areas, and the In-laws’ Quarters on an upper story. Perpendicular to it, we placed the principal volume, including the Family and Gathering spaces. Master Suite and Great Room are on the first floor. The bedrooms and Craft Room are on the second story. The rear of this volume is covered with floor-to-ceiling windows that make it possible to stare at the lake from every room.
Connecting both volumes, we have an Open Deck on the Upper Floor. The In-Laws Quarters also have access to this Deck, a private outdoor reunion space for the family covered only by a black aluminum pergola. We placed a large deck with access from the Great Room and the Front Porch on the Main Level. It also has an excellent view of the lake, making it a remarkable Outdoor Living space for guests.
Coming up from the Main Level, you get a hallway that takes you to the Family Room. Once there, you have access to a Bathroom, Guest Bedroom, Bedroom, Craft Room, and Terrace. The Bedroom, Family Room, and Craft Room also enjoy a magnificent view of the lake. That Terrace displays a Pergola and serves as a gathering space when the cold winds come from the lake. Finally, that Gathering space also has access to the future In-Law Apartment that is over the Garage.
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