Designtel - House at Lake Sammamish, Robert G. Becker

Lake House [1974]

Robert G. Becker

Gracing the cover of the January 1979 issue of House Beautiful, architect Robert G. Becker’s design at Lake Sammamish (dubbed ‘House of the Future’ by the publication) is a remarkable force of period detailing and experimentation. With a sunken lounge encased by an abundance of built-in joinery and accessed via a carpeted stairway, Becker’s design provides many parallels to that of other central living plans of the time. Much more uncommon, however, is his approach to structure: a set of multi-faceted steel portal frames provide connection to and elevation from ground, with intervals timber clad or glazed to allow light through.

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