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At the water’s edge From the wind in the trees to the ripples on the lake – this new home by Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design is at one with the natural world A magical site is just the first step in the journey towards a new home that’s a perfect fit for your lifestyle. For the owners of this new lake home, the second step was finding the right design team. The couple commissioned Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design and Nicole Norris of CRS Interiors to design their new home, on an idyllic lakeside promontory. 38 Architect Charles R Stinson AIA describes the house as a modern composition of layered horizontal planes and vertical fins. “The large, overhanging roofs shade the home from the hot sun in summer, yet allow the lower rays of the sun in winter to warm the interior, thanks to the expansive glazing. The vertical fins, made from custom concrete blocks, search | save | share at are an abstract response to the tall trees on the lot. “The openness of the glass and the compositional design defines the spaces between the living areas , much like the branches of a tree outline the space it occupies.” Stinson says the home was designed to have a close connection with the outdoors, both visually and physically. “The siting of the house,