The Camouflage House sits atop a bluff overlooking a lake in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The house’s name is derived from its inherent ability to blend into the surrounding landscape. Johnsen Schmaling Architects had exactly that in mind when they designed the home. Its low profile and dark vertical structural members are combined with unfinished cedar panels and bright veneer panels to mimic the natural palette of the surrounding forest. The result is a home that, especially during the fall months, appears to be a naturally occurring part of the environment. The house expands to two levels at the rear, with expansive glazing and a terrace to take advantage of the lake views. Inside, the material and color selections continue, along with the juxtaposition of vertical and horizontal elements.
See more of the Camouflage House after the jump.