Great Camp Lake Retreat
Architect's Challenge Honorable Mention 2015
Architect Name: Paul Matheny
Architecture Firm: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors
Location: Guntersville, AL
“This is a terrific camp house. I especially love the combination of the rustic materials with the precise Marvin windows.” – Jury member
This Alabama lake retreat features natural materials and construction methods characteristic of a late 19th-century Adirondack camp. The 5,000-square-foot home has large living spaces, a game room, a gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and numerous patios and porches for outdoor relaxation. The Adirondack camp style drove the design from the beginning, and the resulting home utilized stone masonry, white cedar logs, and birch bark veneers to achieve the desired rustic character. Large fixed clad casement windows from Marvin provide expansive views of Guntersville Lake, while crank-out casements with removable screens bring in the lake breeze. On the interior, Marvin wood trim blends seamlessly with the array of wood species and finishes used throughout.