17th June 2020 | IN HOTEL DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Project of the Week This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a lakeside residence designed for an active couple approaching retirement. The client sought to create a home that celebrated the environmentally protected nature surrounding them, where they could enjoy aging in place while granting space for another generation to visit and entertain around lake life. Nature is brought indoors through the extensive glass and is emphasised by the mixed material palette including reclaimed wood, granite, and earth-toned walls. The home’s incorporation of sustainable and accessible design elements ensures that Arcadia House will be the heart of the family for generations to come. SBID Awards Category: Residential Design Over £1 Million Sponsored by THG Paris Practice: Visnick & Caulfield Project: Arcadia House Location: Massachusetts, United States What was the client’s brief? The client wanted a home that would act as a gathering place for family and close friends. They felt the home should celebrate its natural surroundings and experience nature indoors. Most importantly, the clients, an active couple, are nearing retirement and wanted their space to accommodate aging in place. What inspired the interior design of the project? The space is inspired by its immediate surroundings, by being immersed in nature, and by the site’s relationship to the water. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? Working within the constraints of the environment proved challenging. The design and construction of the home contended with multiple setbacks surrounding the water, undeveloped land, and sloping topography throughout its uniquely shaped lot. The team overcame the environmental protections in place by using them as interest-driving constraints to derive the form and placement of the house. What was your highlight of the project? Seeing the client fully immersed in their home is immensely rewarding. The highlight of the project is seeing it become a setting that we as designers envisioned – one which brings together family and friends. Why did you enter the SBID Awards? We were inspired by the variety and quality of work at the SBID Awards, and hope to take part in the field with such international talent. Questions answered by Cora Visnick, Architect at Visnick & Caulfield. We hope you feel inspired by this week’s residential design! Let us know what inspired you #SBIDinspire If you missed last week’s Project of the Week, featuring a 1960’s inspired hotel, click here to see more.