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A modern house with a large water feature that resembles a native pond.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Kor Architects has designed a new lakeside home in Washington State that uses materials like wood, stone, concrete, and steel, as well as a series of water features.

A modern lakeside home that showcases materials like wood, stone, concrete, and steel, as well as a series of water features.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

The design of the home includes various water features. The first water feature can be seen at the front of the house, where it guides you to the front door.

A modern house with a water feature that guides you to the front door.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
A modern house with a water feature that guides you to the front door.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

Other water features, which feature around the exterior of the home, also flow beneath some parts of the building, where they meet up with large stepping platforms.

A modern house with water features that flow beneath some parts of the home.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider
A modern house with water features that flow beneath some parts of the home.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider
A modern house with water features that flow beneath some parts of the home.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

The water flows into a large feature made to resemble a native pond adjacent to the lake.

A modern house with a large water feature that resembles a native pond.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Complementing the water features are the outdoor living areas that have views of the lake, and include steps with hidden lighting, large built-in concrete plants, and a lounge area with a fire pit. The architects worked with Ohashi Landscape Services to complete the outdoor spaces.

The outdoor spaces of this modern house include steps with hidden lighting, large built-in concrete plants, and an lounge area with a firepit.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The interiors of the home, which were designed in collaboration with Barbara Leland Interior Design, are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

A modern home with stone walls, wood accents, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

The home has two different living rooms with views of the lake, that are connected via an opening and a double-sided fireplace.

A modern living room with a floor-to-ceiling windows, and a double sided fireplace.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
A modern living room with a floor-to-ceiling windows, and a double sided fireplace.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

Also sharing the warmth of the fireplace is the kitchen, where there’s a large island and a dark wall accent wall that continues into the dining room.

In this modern kitchen, there's a large island and a dark wall accent wall that continues into the dining room.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

In the adjacent dining room, there’s an oversized dining table with a collection of individual pendant lights that make up a light sculpture. Outside, there’s an additional covered dining area.

In this modern dining room, there's an oversized dining table with a collection of individual pendant lights that make up a light sculpture. Outside, there's an additional covered dining area.
Photography by Aaron Leitz

Stone walls flank the stairs which lead to the upper floor of the home.

Stone walls flank the stairs which lead to the upper floor of the home.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In one of the bedrooms, a steel and wood accent wall acts as a backdrop for the bed.

In this modern bedroom, a steel and wood accent wall acts as a backdrop for the bed.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
In this modern bedroom, a steel and wood accent wall acts as a backdrop for the bed.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
A modern bedroom with glass walls that open to a balcony.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In another bedroom, the wood bed frame has been designed to include a couch.

In this modern bedroom, the wood bed frame has been designed to include a couch.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
In this modern bedroom, the wood bed frame has been designed to include a couch.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In one of the bathrooms, the walls are lined with textured tiles, while the double vanity has plenty of counter space. At the end of the vanity, there’s a freestanding bathtub with views of the lake.

In this bathroom, the walls are lined with textured tiles, while the double vanity has plenty of counterspace. At the end of the vanity, there's a freestanding bathtub with views of the lake.
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

There’s also another freestanding bathtub in a different bathroom that has a high ceiling and a wall of tiles.

A modern bathroom with a high ceiling, a freestanding bathtub, and a wall of tiles.
Photography by Aaron Leitz | Architecture: Kor Architects | Design team: Matthew Kent AIA (Principal), Michael Conover (Project Architect) | Interior Design: Barbara Leland Interior Design | Contractor: TOTH Construction | Civil Engineer: Coterra Engineering | Structural Engineer: RSE Associates | Mechanical Engineer: Franklin Engineering | Geotechnical Engineer: PanGeo | Landscape: Ohashi Landscape Services | Lighting: DePelecyn Studio | Acoustical Engineer: Sparling | Building Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Sciences

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