Designed to emulate a cottage as imagined in a fairytale, this timeless structure also achieves lofty sustainability goals. The compact footprint, use of reclaimed & recycled materials, alternative energy sources and attention to site conditions create a building that’s sensitive to it’s surroundings. This house encompasses a sense of permanence, enhanced by it’s exposed timber structure, aged wood, careful craftsmanship, centralized hearth and sheltering overhangs.
The building is divided into two volumes, the Living House and the Screen House. The two houses are held together by a walled terrace that gently skews each building into it’s ideal position to capture views and sunlight, all the while defining an additional gathering space.
Designed while at SALA Architects
Photography by Troy Thies
Built by Collette Parks Construction
Awards: AIA Minnesota/StarTribune Home of the Month Award, 2010