Entrance to Lake House
       
     
Southwest View
       
     
Galley Kitchen
       
     
Kitchen Coffee Bar
       
     
Reading Nook
       
     
Marsh Views
       
     
Swimming Hole View
       
     
Coral Bathroom
       
     
Bathroom Entrance
       
     
Shower detail
       
     
Guard Rail at Staircase
       
     
Deep Purple Bedroom
       
     
Entrance to Lake House
       
     
Entrance to Lake House

This inexpensive camp replaces an old 1950s mobile home that had been used as a fishing shack. It had deteriorated to such a point that it had to be removed. This new super-insulated house has a smaller footprint than the original trailer! By paying careful attention to the Shoreland Zoning rules we were able to add a second floor to maximize our views.

Southwest View
       
     
Southwest View

We used cementitious boards and 3d window box frames to add visual interest to what could be an otherwise dull box.

Galley Kitchen
       
     
Galley Kitchen

In a nod to the 1950s architecture of the prior structure we used 4x4 tile and metal bands. Some throw-back appliances and furniture also liven the space. The light fixture was salvaged from the original structure and re-wired.

Kitchen Coffee Bar
       
     
Kitchen Coffee Bar

The undercabinet refrigerator does not obstruct views of the lake. A vintage formica rolling cart can be moved around to accommodate guests.

Reading Nook
       
     
Reading Nook

A comfortable chair and the family’s heirloom rug make for a cozy reading nook. The bookcase was salvaged from the original mobile home.

Marsh Views
       
     
Marsh Views

The 2nd floor overlooks a cat o’ nine tail marsh where loons have had nests and a beaver created a dam for the adjacent brook.

Swimming Hole View
       
     
Swimming Hole View

The 2nd floor has a view of the raft and beach entrance.

Coral Bathroom
       
     
Coral Bathroom

This fun bathroom is also easily adapted for wheelchair use.

Bathroom Entrance
       
     
Bathroom Entrance

We re-purposed some wood valances from the original mobile home for storage in the bathroom.

Shower detail
       
     
Shower detail

Careful installation allowed for no curb at the shower stall. The rubber curb admits a wheelchair easily.

Guard Rail at Staircase
       
     
Guard Rail at Staircase

The same standard width boards that provide a guard are rotated to provide shelves.

Deep Purple Bedroom
       
     
Deep Purple Bedroom

This rooms is still being decorated. Stay tuned for the results.