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Located on a private island purchased from the Olmsted family in the 1950’s this newest addition to the collection of buildings and boat house sits atop the highest point overlooking the lake and state forest lands across the water. The shotgun style structure hovers above the forest floor on wood posts set on diamond piers and is designed to feel like one big screen porch. The entire south façade is operable doors and can be opened up to the lake breezes. The plan is oriented on the cardinal points and takes advantage of the sunsets off of the living/dining area/deck while the eastern morning sun beams in the bedroom windows. The simple shed style roof ties the plan together and is interrupted by a reverse dormer at the main entry door. Constructed of SIPs (structurally insulated panels) and LVLs for the structure and shiplap, wood paneling and rubio finished walnut floors for the interior finishes, the design provides a simple and clean look.

hermits hovel

Ryan and Denise Mallery
1,200 SF
Minocqua, WI
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