The Lakehouse Residence in Winter Haven, Florida, USA was designed by the practice of Max Strang Architecture in 2010 with a contemporary look and a lot of environmental features incorporated.
Its living area is designed as a wooden volume with a stucco exterior that sustains the large overhangs which provide shading from the sun. The house is extended to a terrace with a swimming pool and they are always kept in sight due to the glass walls.
Spreading over a surface of 4500 square feet, the house has been USGBC registered and is expected to become the first LEED certified residence in Winter Haven. It incorporates passive environmental design concepts which ensure cross ventilation and sufficient natural light during the daytime and it also has limited glazing on the southern elevation with a large oak tree filtering the sun’s heat.
The house also incorporates active environmental features such as a solar photovoltaic system, solar water heating, geothermal HVAC and LED illumination.