The Pause is a contemporary lake house designed by James & Mau.

It is located in Lahontan, California, USA.

The Pause by James & Mau:

“The Pause is a progressive but classic lake house. The home sits along the edge of the gently undulating lake flanked by San Francisco and San Francisco. James & Mau worked to design the home using the most progressive spatial solutions available to the beautiful lake site while maintaining a warm, earthy atmosphere.

The interior evokes the feeling of being on the deck of a boat. All of the home’s spaces are arranged around the central courtyard, which creates a private outdoor space.

Long window walls give the home the chance to open the home up on the warm midday sun. Interior finishes are inspired by the food of the owners’ large family, further connecting the home to the lake.

From the ornamental swimming pool, to the sleek fireplace in the heart of the living room, and working wall of books as a functional light, everything in the home fits in- perfect, even the slightest detail.”

Photos by: Benny Chan

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