Project Diamond Creek Lodge

The Diamond Creek Lodge is a family retreat house located in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The building is approached from the north and sits at the head of a gently sloping hill. This location was chosen to take advantage of panoramic views to the south over a vast meadow.

The building’s long east-west orientation and broad roof overhang optimize solar exposure and create sheltered space. The south terrace is flanked by native perennial prairie gardens. Honest materials feature throughout; local limestone, formed concrete walls and columns, metal cladding, exposed timber structure, and finely crafted oak wood cabinetry.

The main interior great room space features exposed timber roof structure and windows to the north and south. The kitchen opens off this living space and features custom cabinetry. Secondary spaces include sleeping room suites, staff quarters, and a large mud room.

BBN led a comprehensive site selection process and provided full architectural and landscape architectural services. Interior design and furnishing services were provided by Britt Design Group.