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Seth Peterson contemporary-exterior

Seth Peterson

The Seth Peterson Cottage
Mirror Lake, Wisconsin

The Cottage was designed in 1957 for Seth Peterson by Frank Lloyd Wright. Unfortunately both Wright and Peterson died during construction of the cottage. The second owner completed construction of the cottage and used it as a weekend retreat until the State of Wisconsin DNR purchased the land as part of a park expansion program in the 1970’s. Consequently the structure stood abandoned until 1988.

Eifler & Associates was retained by the Seth Peterson Cottage Conservancy and the State of Wisconsin to complete a Historic Structures Report and provide Architectural Services for the complete rehabilitation of the Cottage. Today, with the help of the various public agencies and private foundations, this historic structure can now be rented by the general public as a vacation retreat, providing individuals with the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of living in a Frank Lloyd Wright residence.

The Seth Peterson Cottage has received awards from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation. The house has been featured in Architectural Digest (February, 1993), Building Renovation (March 1993) and Progressive Architecture (April 1993). Mr. Eifler has also published a book entitled Frank Lloyd Wrights Seth Peterson Cottage – Rescuing a Lost Masterwork in 1997 that document the rehabilitation effort.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to A Honeymoon Cottage for Edward and Bella
Hoke House + Stone = This Stunning Cottage. If I had to pick the perfect counterpart for the Hoke House to have tucked nearby in the woods, it would be this modern gem.

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benglishlkg added this to benglishlkg's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Interesting modern cottage. Like high windows.
Bern Toomey added this to Modern Architecture
July 23, 2014
retirement cottage design
David M. Sanders, Architect added this to Wright
April 11, 2014
Peterson House
maxdotg added this to maxdotg's Ideas
February 28, 2014
Idea para una pequeña casa de campo
fadia1961 added this to fadia1961's ideas
December 24, 2013
light weight structure
amlorriman added this to Cottage - Features
November 7, 2013
This is probably too modern but I like the idea of having a bit of an edge.
billdai added this to Exterior Ideas
June 30, 2013
Nice blend of sone and wood
pbubon added this to Patio Ideas
June 19, 2013
roof line
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May 26, 2013
Bendy FLW home
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May 5, 2013
Stone siding
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April 21, 2013
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February 19, 2013
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February 14, 2013
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January 27, 2013
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January 6, 2013
modern cottage
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December 23, 2012
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December 9, 2012
Lots of windows
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November 25, 2012
Frank Lloyd wright
rozan added this to Exteriors and Exterior Features
November 5, 2012
materials, design, setting
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October 3, 2012
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September 9, 2012
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August 3, 2012
cottage idea
aaronvhd added this to Aaron's Dream Home
July 8, 2012
for rent?
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June 29, 2012
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April 15, 2012
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April 15, 2012
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March 29, 2012
Modern primitive
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March 25, 2012
Tahoe small lot
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March 24, 2012
Flared roof on room.
Heather added this to hanebutte ideas
March 13, 2012
wood stone combo
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January 16, 2012
Outdoor feel
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January 8, 2012
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January 2, 2012
Doug Mackie added this to mackieds's ideas
December 25, 2011
beautiful cottage
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December 4, 2011
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November 22, 2011
vacation home?
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November 22, 2011
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November 21, 2011
cool FLW
Tremblay-Lespérance Architecture added this to catherinet's ideas
November 21, 2011
j'aime le traitement de la pierre
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November 20, 2011
Modern architecture
Dyann added this to dyanncarr's ideas
November 20, 2011
love the stone & wood construction
Heather Newman added this to hnewman's ideas
November 20, 2011
Seth Peterson cottage. Initial inspiration for the cabin.
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November 20, 2011
Modern, with nature
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November 20, 2011
Med sol, funker det
0502 added this to 16 Windham Hill
November 19, 2011
Pool house.
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November 17, 2011
Private site for couples ...
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November 17, 2011
seth peterson cottage
kalanec added this to kalanec's ideas
November 17, 2011
truly wonderful merging of thenatural outside with a man-made structure
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September 4, 2011
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May 5, 2011
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January 18, 2010
Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage
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