Chenequa, Wisconsin, USA
Can you believe a house could be so curvy? Robert Oshatz is an amazing architect that really let it all ‘hang out’ so to speak on this beautiful Wisconsin home dubbed ‘Chenequa Residence’. Tucked away in a small forest corner, almost hidden from view comes this almost 10,000 square foot feat of curvaceous architectural talent and skill.
Endless floor to ceiling windows gives a breathtaking view of the adjacent lake, this spiral house has very few right angles. The house is designed to take in passive solar energy and attempts to connect with the nature surrounding it by hugging a rock wall.
From the architect, Robert Oshatz: “The Chenequa Residence is born out of its site and is informed by the surrounding environment. The house wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. It carries stone, stained concrete and wood seamlessly through the expansive glazing to connect the interior and exterior spaces.
The internal spaces extend out from a central atrium which is anchored by a circular stone core. A spiralling roof sweeps over the entry and lifts over the upper floor before disappearing from view. From the upper floor a door opens outward onto the stepping roofs which are planted and landscaped; providing spectacular views towards the lake.”
- Photo credit: Cameron R Neilson, theseenphoto.com
- Chenequa, Wisconsin, USA