Upper Peninsula Residence

This new residence is the first of three structures designed as a retirement home and a gathering place for family and friends. Designed for a densely wooded lot on a secluded lake, the main residence, future shared garage/painting studio, and a guest cottage are oriented along the lake shore to take advantage of unique lake views. Composed of familiar northwoods log home forms and details, each structure is designed with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces and contemporary conveniences to accommodate remote year-round living.

Project Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Project Type: New ConstructionRetreat HomeKitchenBathroomLiving Room

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

Photography: Karen Melvin

Interior Design: Lynn Barnhouse

Of Note

Local and reclaimed materials. Design accommodates the tall stature of the homeowner. Traditional log and timber details.


  • Cabin Life Magazine | March 2013
  • ASID Award - Honorable Mention | November 2010
  • Custom Home Magazine | September 2010
  • Residential Architect | September 2010