Designed by Dale Mulfinger
with Katie Leaf
This family had new lakefront property and wanted more space to host and build their traditions than their previous cabin would allow. Pulling elements from the family’s previous vacation home (including the swings in the kitchen, the timber framing of the screened porch, and the special signs for each of the bedrooms) and incorporating them into this new, more spacious design brings their whole family history into the new space.
Red oak and poplar trees cut from the site were used to line the hallway, and rough poplar bark siding gives this cabin a distinct North Woods feel. A large soapstone fireplace called a Tulikivi keeps the family cozy year-round.
Construction by North Ward Homes
Photography by Troy Thies