Osprey House
Georgia, 2023


Landscape Architect: James Wesley Designs

The Osprey house is an approximately 6000sf home on a lake in Georgia. The form of the house takes a staggered H shape creating inviting outdoor spaces both at the entry and facing the lake. The heart of the house is an open living and dining room with a large vaulted ceiling. The house takes advantage of the slope of the hill to maintain a cozy height from the street while providing 2 story views and a large pool deck towards the water.

The neighborhood has strict requirements on various aspects of the design from the shape of the roof to the allowable facade materials. The ultimate design works within these guidelines to create a house that blends in with the more traditional houses in the neighborhood while keeping the apparent lightness and ample daylight more typical of modern homes.