This lakefront house of glass and wood was designed with space to sleep twenty people

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

Jeff Jordan Architects designed this lake house, that sits on the shores of Higgins Lake in Michigan.

 

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

A large deck with room for entertaining, takes you from the lake house to the backyard.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

At the side of the lake house, there is a path with garden beds that run alongside the deck.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

The main living area has large expanses of glass facing the lake to take advantage of passive heating in the winter.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

A small cut-out provides a space for a tree to grow.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

Inside is a gathering area for cooking, eating and relaxing, and space to sleep twenty adults.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

The kitchen has a large island that provides additional seating.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

Here you can see how some of the living quarters and master suite are located above grade, while the remaining bedrooms are partially buried.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

Here’s a close up look at the wood framing.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

 

There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off after being in the lake.

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects

Photography by Jeff Garland Photography

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