Nestle

& Expose

A retrospective look at the Mountain Lake Residence

  • Project
    Mountain Lake Residence
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Lake Wales, FL
  • Services
    Architecture

“Harmoniously inspired by its natural surroundings, the home embodies a sprawling, low-slung design with long and lean corridors balanced by vast open walking spaces.”

- Florida Design Magazine

[Expose] the bounty of nature to key living spaces while adapting the charm of historical nuances.

- Inspired by lake views in every significant room, through by efficient use of its wide lot.
- Steeped in historic Mediterranean-Revival design elements to align with the ‘old world’ enclave of Mountain Lake.
- Blended with subtle touches and flawless fusings to make it remarkable.

Basking within bellshot of the historic Bok Tower carillon tower in Central Florida, the Mountain Lake Residence is a sleek addition to the ‘old world’ enclave of the eponymously named community. This historic, resortlike community was originally founded in 1916 and represents one of Florida’s most significant collection of Mediterranean-Revival and other european styled residential architecture.

“The synthesis of soft textures and strong, industrial surfaces melded the contemporary structure into an amalgam that was both Floridian and European urbane.”

- Max Strang

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The house makes efficient use of its wide lot so that every significant room has inspiring lake views. The low-slung design continues the firm’s experimentations with the floating, rectilinear frame. The Mountain Lake Residence shares many similarities with Strang’s preceding design for Lake House, however, the Mountain Lake Residence internalizes its covered terrace and thus maintains a more pure expression of the frame.

Project Details

  • Site
    0.9
    Acre
  • Size
    5.5k
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

Studiofri Italiano

TEAM

Maria Ascoli, Evelyn Gavilondo, Max Strang

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Naturalficial

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Alan Ulch Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY

Claudio Manzoni

ACCOLADES

AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence for Residential Architecture (2018)
Florida Design Magazine
VENICE Magazine