This last sample is for a house on a small knoll near a lake. Instead of a direct stair down, three cantilevered plinths – structurally engineered to lessen the impact on the bluff and give the effect of floating decks – break up a descent from house to lake and extend the horizontal qualities of the house into the landscape.
The segmented stairway encourages pause – to appreciate views, to hear sound of water falling from the zero edge pool, or to rest! You can view more photos of this lake bluff garden to see the pool terrace at the top of the stair and more views of the landscape surrounding the house.
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