Terraced House is a natural retreat with million-dollar views. Perched proudly over Table Rock Lake, it takes full advantage of its vista and natural surroundings—and gets an active family out into nature.
To navigate the challenge of an incredibly steep site, the home is conceptualized as terraced sections, with each terrace serving a different core function of the home. Because Terraced House is a second home intended to host family and friends, its owners wanted to focus on gathering spaces.
The main “terrace” holds the primary gathering spaces. A large exterior patio spills off the main living area, extending the interior and blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor living. The design team created an expansive dining table from a locally sourced book-matched slab of air-dried black walnut, which rests on a sturdy powder-coated steel base.
The primary suite comprises the lower, with multiple guest rooms, a children’s room with built-in bunk beds, and a laundry room. The interior maximizes views of the lake and is intentionally minimal, with a warm, neutral color palette. With floor-to-ceiling windows in most areas of the home, natural light fills the space, even on overcast days.
Exterior materials, interior finishes and furnishings were selected to feel sturdy and lived-in. The Corten steel, beginning to weather, gives a sense of this as well. Terraced House feels at home on its inclined site. Generations of family members and friends will enjoy varied access to the site’s seemingly unlimited views.
Engineer: Stand-SEI Landscaper: PLAID Collaborative Appliances: Thermador; General Electric Cabinets: Hufft Countertops: Caesarstone Flooring: 1’x6’ oak; Daltile Fabrication Company: Hufft Hardware: Schoolhouse; Baldwin Plumbing Fixtures: Graff; Kohler; Blanco; TOTO; Kaldewei; KWC Lighting Fixtures: BEGA; Edge Lighting; USAI; Louis Poulsen; Stuff by Andrew Neyer Siding: board & batten Windows: Marvin
The homeowners used their love of wood and natural elements to source unique wood materials for this home, using it throughout to showcase their design ideas. The goal was to create a show-stopping home that the homeowners could use as a personal showcase for their clients.