As the fall foliage season wrapped up last fall, I was able to squeeze in a residential architecture shoot for Wiemann Lamphere Architects. The project was a timber frame lake house renovation that reconfigured the home’s layout and added on a significant amount of space. The result was an open living and dining space with a soaring vaulted ceiling, a cozy media room, a comfy loft and reconfigured bedrooms. The new design maximized the home’s 180 degree view of Lake Champlain from the peninsula-shaped site.
The shoot was actually a combination of two visits. The interiors were photographed on an overcast day which was great for diffused window light but didn’t fully showcase the views for the exterior photos. Inside the home was a stunning mix of natural wood, custom metal work and natural stone finishes. Multiple skylights and clerestory windows bathed the space in natural light.
The backsplash behind the sink and above the refrigerator was a unique green glass tile that seemed to perfectly mimic the lake. The sink’s wall extended only halfway into the space allowing for a view through the pantry windows and of the enticing window seat.
On a sunnier day, I returned to capture the exterior photos. The importance of the project site and how it was incorporated into the final design meant that exterior photos were a major piece of showcasing the project. While the weather was more appropriate, a sunny day on the lake can provide its own photographic challenges. Glare from the water and windows makes a circular polarizing filter essential. This view to the north was my favorite as it captured the sunroom addition, the huge slate patio and that amazing view.
Stina Booth is a commercial architecture photographer based in northern Vermont available to shoot in Vermont and throughout New England. Services include residential, municipal and commercial projects. To inquire about having your project photographed contact me.
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