Bay Lake Cabin Addition

This is a master bedroom addition to a project originally designed by the architect in 1996 for a different owner. The original cabin had only one bedroom and was meant to be a retreat for the owners, while their family members stayed in the adjacent outbuildings on the property. This turned out to be too much separation for the new family. They tracked down the original architect to create an addition that matched all the original details of the cabin, while not changing its fundamental character. A minor reorganization of the original bathroom allowed enough room for a hallway to access the addition, which serves as a private retreat from the rest of the cabin. A comfortable study with a daybed, a large master bath, generous closets with laundry machines, and a bedroom with sweeping views of the site are all accommodated in the addition. We even found space for a small private patio outside the bedroom.

Project Location: Deerwood, Minnesota

Project Type: AdditionRetreat HomeBathroom

Project Team: Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, PartnerMark E. Tambornino, AIA, Partner

Photography: Pete Sieger

Of Note

Because the grading of the site was challenging, the idea was to link the master bedroom suite with the main cabin via a link that bridges between the two buildings, allowing site drainage to be maintained beneath it.