Cabin: Hayward, WI.
Sited on a small lake in northern Wisconsin, this cottage was designed to take advantage of views of the lake while bringing the woods and nature inside. The mono pitch roof slopes up toward the lake allowing for a 17' high window wall that has 5 - 9' high picture windows. High clerestory windows afford a glimpse into the canopy of the mixed hardwood forest. A cantilevered corner window seat adds to the "tree house" feel of the cottage. The cedar shingle skin is likened to the rough bark of the oak and pine trees on the property.
The moderately sloped site allowed for a walkout basement with tall casement windows illuminating the lower level game room. Bedrooms and utility spaces were placed toward the back of the building so as to open up the lake side exposure.
The building uses radiant heat in the floors, with a supplemental wood stove on the main level. Walls are constructed of 2x6 lumber and the lower level is framed using treated wood walls and floor.