This house was dubbed the Flight Path House because of its location, near Lake Joanis, where great numbers of Canadian Geese flock. The first house under construction in the Schmeeckle Trails Subdivision in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. It situated just over 100' from Moses Creek, adjacent to a new section of the Green Circle Trail.
The massing of the house is based on the efficiency and honesty of upper Midwestern rural typologies, re-interpreted in a contemporary manner. Essentially, it is composed of two sheltered cubic masses with central public living areas in between, enclosed by glass. One cubic mass contains the private living and sleeping areas; the other includes a garage, storage space and multi-purpose space. The resulting form is then unified by a mono-pitch roof. Strategically placed windows provide views of the forest and Schmeeckle Reserve, which envelopes the site. The masses of the house are rooted by a robust concrete base, which anchors the house to the earth. Emphasis on energy efficient construction, influenced by the regional climate, informed major design decisions. Walls exhibit a double-wall section providing high levels of insulation. Geothermal technology is utilized as the method of heating and cooling.