A&H Architecture

Bay Lake Lodge

  • Bay Lake Lodge Exterior Oblique
  • Bay Lake Lodge Kitchen
  • Bay Lake Lodge Living, Staircase, & Loft
  • Bay Lake Lodge Living towards Hearth
  • Bay Lake Lodge Porch Sitting Area
  • Bay Lake Lodge Master Bed and Bath
  • Bay Lake Lodge Exterior from Lake
  • Bay Lake Lodge Exterior Approach Side
  • Bay Lake Lodge  Exterior Patio Side
  • Bay Lake Lodge Exterior Master Suite Side
  • Bay Lake Lodge Exterior Entrance
Bay Lake, Minnesota

This historic 1930s lodge on a private peninsula needed a complete restoration: the casements had been chewed from within by trapped squirrels, snow blew in through gaps between the logs, and there was 15 inches of water in the basement. The client’s goals were to preserve the character of the lodge, modernize the layout, improve the natural lighting, and create an effective building envelope. To bring in more natural light and improve lake views, Albertsson Hansen added a large dormer and several new windows, each replicated by a custom millwork company to match the original 1930s window in every detail.

Project Type: 
new construction
addition
remodeling
retreat home
kitchen
bathroom
living room
Project Team: 
Christine Albertsson AIA CID, Sonya Carel
Photography: 
Scott Amundson
Of Note 

New kitchen inserted into existing space of two tiny bedrooms and a bath. Structure for new dormer concealed in depth of new roof insulation, keeping original ceiling intact. Guesthouse moved 25 feet back and aligned with main lodge to improve compliance with zoning.

"I'm so happy we were able to restore the cabin, not just for us, but for the entire lake community. It has such an important place in the history of the lake." -owner