The Cumberland weeHouse is a year-round, lakeside retreat for a family of four and their guests. The sloped, wooded lot provides a foil for the weeHouse’s elegant, horizontal form including a strong, overhanging roof and lakeside walkway. The tower is sheathed vertically and salutes the surrounding tall trees while serving as a stair and loft ‘tower’. The foundation provides walk-out access to the lake, and includes two bedrooms, a bath, and a flex living/sleeping space with a cozy, wood lined sleeping alcove. The main floor contains the open kitchen/living area, a half-bath, the master bedroom, and access to the porch. The ‘stair tower’ vertical module provides main floor entry and storage, 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms, and is topped off with a sleeping loft/playing area.