From the first
meeting with the clients, they strived for a "cottage in the woods"
feel for their updated house with the efficiency and amenities of a
modern home. By borrowing space from an existing bedroom and gaining
additional space of the existing two-car garage, they were able to
construct two large walk-in closets, a make-up station, a full bath
with double vanity, dual-flush toilet and air-jet soaking tub, and
separate dressing and sleeping areas. Inspired by the small Nordic
homes of northern Minnesota, they added details like corbels to
support the curved rake board on the exterior of the addition and
designed multiple types of cladding to decompress the large scale of
the home. With a series of four exterior casement windows, the
bedroom is flooded with natural light and offers spectacular views
of the wooded area that surrounds the home.