This project represents a family’s desire to expand the existing footprint of their beloved lakefront cabin into a year round retreat. Ideally located on the waterfront of Mud Lake, the overall design intent for the retreat was to orient the new footprint in order to capture the panoramic lake views that the family has grown to cherish over the years.
Two distinct schemes were created: a more traditional cottage design and a more contemporary take on cottage vernacular architecture.
The more traditional scheme uses an open-concept floor plan allowing spaces to flow from one to the next, culminating in a centrally located grand living space. The exterior aesthetic is that of a more traditional lakefront home consisting mainly of cedar shake and beveled wood siding, trellised porches, and exposed post and beam construction.
In the more contemporary scheme, distinct volumes create intimate spaces inside and out that are to be individually discovered. The exterior aesthetic is contemporary in nature with contrasting textures and materials as well as floor to ceiling corner windows while utilizing traditional cottage materials such as wood siding, stone, and a standing seam metal roof.