Douglas House by Richard Meier

Dramatically situated on an isolated site that slopes down to Lake Michigan, The Douglas House was designed by Richard Meier in the 1970s for Jim and Jean Douglas.

As is typical of Meier architecture, the house is completely white made with reinforced concrete and glass, and anchored into the hill, almost as if it is floating amongst the trees.

Architects: Richard Meier
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA
Photography: Scott Frances, Ezra Stoller / Esto, Dean Kaufman

Inspiration from architect:

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.