order to bring abundant light into a north-facing house, the exterior
wall is offset at the stairwells to create south-facing windows that
draw light down the stair to the floor below (shown to the left of the
front door). This is repeated for the next stair down, just visible
here. The stairs continue outside on their way down to the lake.
The Great Room receives south-facing light from clerestory windows over
the entry and garage, just visible here above the porch roof. The front
door is intentionally understated in order to set up the drama of the
Great Room within.