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Richard Meier, Douglas House, Lake Michigan. 1971-1973

Not only did I fall in love with the house when I saw it, but the concept amazed me. Here we see a white, very modern house swallowed up by the nature around it. It’s almost as if it’s trying to try to blend in but is failing misserably, lol. The house didn’t need to look all intricate and abstract, because we already have its surroundings bringing out the beauty of it. It’s literally floating on top of the steep slopes overlooking Lake Michigan. Amazing.

Meiser said it himself, “So steep is the slope to the water that the house appears to have been dropped into the site, a machine-crafted object that has landed in a natural world. The dramatic dialogue between the whiteness of the house and the primary blues and greens of the water, trees, and sky allows the house not only to assert its own presence but to enhance, by contrast, the beauty of its natural environment as well.”

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