a full-height two-story ceiling of exposed beams and trusses and
a giant bluestone fireplace, evokes a classic mountain lodge. It is
easy to imagine the family gathered around the hearth after a day
of kayaking or snowshoeing.
While the extensive use of pine strikes the right North Woods
note, abundant natural surfaces might have been overpowering
without the mitigation provided by natural light from floor-to-ceiling fenestration in the living areas and colorful accents such
as the brightly painted wood kitchen cabinets.
That the clients, architects, and builder have worked together
before demonstrates confidence in and satisfaction
with the team. The owners gave “no directives,”
Linn recalls, “other than to respect the environment,” but there was definitely a felicitous match of
design aesthetics and execution. And while cozy is
a not a word that has much currency these days, it aptly describes
this year-round vacation place. The idea of the perfect lakeside
camp in the woods may be a romantic notion, but it has been
one side of the house faces
west, looking out over the lake.
The roof above the dining room
offers the perfect spot for an
additional outdoor porch.
2 powder room
4 dining room
5 living room
8 master bedroom
9 master bathroom