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Weston Residence: Lakeside Home Taps into Terraced Planes and Roof Gardens

There is something undeniably beautiful about lakeside houses with glass walls that captivates people the world over. Maybe it is the seamless connection with natural landscape around, or the novelty and tranquility that an element like flowing water brings to the home, but it is one tried and tested template of home design that never fails. Following this path is the gorgeous Weston Residence nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Connecticut. Spread across an area of 2,400 square feet and designed by Specht Harpman Architects, this home blends in with the greenery that surrounds it.

Green rooftops filled with succulents blend the home with the landscape

The heart of this project actually sits outside the residence, as the beautiful roofscape and terraced planes around it blur the line between the natural canopy and the artificial structure. Topped off with year-round, region-specific succulents, these gardens provide a relaxing abode while acting as a transition zone between the contemporary interior and the forest canopy outside. With lovely, unabated lake views from both living areas and the private bedrooms on the top level, this is one house where the varying colors of nature and seasonal changes help shape the backdrop of each room!

Planted roofs and gardens become an integral part of the home design

Contemporary exterior of Weston Residence

Exterior courtyard of the Weston Residence with lovely lighting

Glass walls bring the forest canopy indoors

Open living area of the Weston Residence with glass walls

Living room clad in glass walls

Glittering cascading chandelier for the dining room

The green roofs also aid in improving the energy efficiency of the home and acts as an additional layer of insulation all-year-long. Warm lighting, uncomplicated design and a neutral color scheme complete this mesmerizing, modern escape.

Minimal bedroom with marble fireplace and wooden walls

Outdoor retreat with pool adds to the appeal of the lakeside home

Green rooftops provide a soothing envolope for the bedrooms

Contemporary glass house on the banks of Saugatuck River

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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