Postcard House

Postcard House

Kimberling City, MO
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Private Houses
Matthew Hufft

Postcard House

Hufft as Architects

This lakeside retreat is anything but ordinary. Taking design inspiration from a vintage Polaroid Camera, the form of the building is intended to frame the scenic setting from every angle – creating ‘postcards’ from within. It is all about the views and the experience. A home for recreation and entertainment, Postcard House capitalizes on its location with its interior programming. Bedrooms were intentionally designed to be smaller to devote more space to the main living areas and lake views.

The kitchen is one of the main hubs in the home, and to play off the bright sunlight that fills the home, the walls and Caesarstone countertops are white to evoke a seren, spa-like atmosphere. No space embraces the ideals of lake living like the exterior living spaces, though.

Expansive decks made from brown Ipe hardwood wrap the home, and were designed to be low maintenance for the family. The deck has no screws, and each piece was clamped into place and waxed, saving the family from having to re-finish the wood every few years. The main materials of Postcard House are aluminum and Western Red Cedar. The home was built in a low impact manner by placing the home on columns and minimizing impervious pavement. The entire house utilizes daylight and natural ventilation, and recycled and low-VOC materials were used throughout.

Material Used:

1. Corrugated Steel – Facade Cladding

2. Anodized Aluminum – Fascia

3. Western Red Cedar – Facade Cladding

4. Wide Plank White Oak – Facade Cladding, Ceiling Soffit & Interior Flooring

5. Brown Ipe Hardward – Deck Flooring

6. Walnut – Custom Cabinetry

7. Caesarstone - Countertops

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La ChaiseVitra.Lounge Chair & Ottoman
ManufacturersEFCO Corperation
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