Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fernwood Landing Project - Bonin Architects & Associates

Inspiration stemmed from a shared interest in the history of the Lake Sunapee and its architecture from the “Grand Hotel Era” to the beginning of the “Cottage Era” in the 1920’s. Local architect Prentice Sanger designed many such cottages as well as the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. Using heavy amounts of stone with integrated brick in conjunction with other vernacular lakefront architectural precedents gives the design a unique aesthetic with strong historic roots and pays respect to many of the lost works of Sanger in the region.

The landscape ties home and site seamlessly while addressing the needs of construction near sensitive lakefront resources. The entry court uses modern construction techniques to capture storm water while maintaining an aesthetic true to the character of the home. Intimate outdoor spaces draw inspiration from the architecture and materials of the home maximizing the long Southerly views towards Mount Sunapee.  Photos by John W. Hession, Advanced Digital Photography

Architectural and landscape design by Bonin Architects & Associates, Meredith & New London, NH