Details of Two Harbors vacation home
By: From RoehrSchmitt Architecture, Superior Telegram
1,500 square feet of main floor with two bedrooms, a full bathroom and an open living/dining/kitchen area with 12 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows opening out to a broad, unobstructed vista of the lake.
Below the main level is a 350-square-foot walkout studio apartment with an entire wall of glass sliders framing a view of the lake through the trees.
Living room opens through a pergola to an elevated patio suspended over the underbrush. The two levels connect by a stair tower at the main entry that rises up into a three-season “treehouse retreat” doubling as a chimney for convective venting and cooling of the entire house.
There is a large open display case along with a continuous concrete bench around the living room to organize and highlight a collection of Iranian art and artifacts.
While thoroughly modern inside and out, the massing and exterior materials evoke a northern agricultural vernacular, while the continuous wood wall and ceiling behind the steel hearth is a modern take on the traditional knotty pine interior.