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The soothing color palette of the exterior resonates within. The main living spaces were stacked toward the lake with furniture strategically placed to support the great view. The intent was to keep the layout small, intimate and cozy.
Pillows: Pottery Barn
Leather sofas, sheepskin throws/rug: IKEA
Cowhide chairs: Room & Board
The cabin's exterior was inspired by vernacular farmhouses, a popular design in the early 20th century. The blue color of the roofline was chosen as an extension of the sky.
A popular feature of homes in the area is a wrap-around porch. The sleek lines of the stainless steel cable railing system add a contemporary touch and allow for unobstructed views of the lake.
The kitchen space is primarily white, which the homeowners say they find both calming and invigorating.
Heading upstairs, the loft is the cabin's only dedicated zone for television watching. "We don't have cable or dish network up here," Andrea says, "but we love to cozy up and watch movies." A futon doubles as a seating area during the day and an automatic guest room at night.
Futon and reclining chair: IKEA
The name, "Swan Fish Camp," reminds Andrea and Brett daily of the cabin's purpose: a place to relax and have fun with fishing. "To us, Swan Fish Camp promotes a youthful escape, rekindling when we were kids, going to camp," Andrea says. "You don't hear of that too often any more (kids going to summer camp), and we wanted to re-create that feel of a getaway, and promote pure fishing fun for ourselves and our daughter."
As for the future of Swan Fish Camp, Andrea and Brett are uncertain. "Because I am an architect, we are open to keeping this cabin or possibly moving on to another cabin someday. If we do, we'd love to explore the possibilities of another design direction, an authentic Bavarian style chalet."
Meanwhile, the family intends to enjoy Swan Fish Camp for what it is: a sophisticated and serene cabin retreat that invites one to simply be.
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