North Woods Lake Home

The client's goal for their new home was to create a life-long home and gathering space for their family and friends on a northern Minnesota lake. Albertsson Hansen created a design based on traditional residential forms with a variety of outdoor spaces sited to enjoy the property. A generously sized, first level family room and second level recreation room are located in the center of the plan providing sweeping views of the lake, while connecting bedrooms and service spaces of the house.

Project Location: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Project Type: New ConstructionRetreat HomeKitchenBathroomLiving Room

Project Team: Mark E. Tambornino, AIA, PartnerTodd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, Partner

Photography: Pete Sieger

Of Note

Our North Woods Lake Home has been designated one of nine 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge winners. We are proud to be recognized by this national juried awards program for a 2nd time in 3 years. Beach house outbuilding provides additional living space close to the lake. First level Master Suite allows owners to live in the home into old age. Extensive built-in cabinetry provides generous storage.


  • ASID Award - Judge's Merit Award | October 2012
  • Marvin Architect Challenge Award | January 2012
  • RAVE Award - AIA Mpls/St.Paul | January 2012