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FINNE Architects

The Eagle Harbor Cabin is located on a wooded waterfront property on Lake Superior, at the northerly edge of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, about 300 miles northeast of Minneapolis.
The wooded 3-acre site features the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior, a lake that sometimes behaves like the ocean. The 2,000 SF cabin cantilevers out toward the water, with a 40-ft. long glass wall facing the spectacular beauty of the lake. The cabin is composed of two simple volumes: a large open living/dining/kitchen space with an open timber ceiling structure and a 2-story “bedroom tower,” with the kids’ bedroom on the ground floor and the parents’ bedroom stacked above.
The interior spaces are wood paneled, with exposed framing in the ceiling. The cabinets use PLYBOO, a FSC-certified bamboo product, with mahogany end panels. The use of mahogany is repeated in the custom mahogany/steel curvilinear dining table and in the custom mahogany coffee table. The cabin has a simple, elemental quality that is enhanced by custom touches such as the curvilinear maple entry screen and the custom furniture pieces. The cabin utilizes native Michigan hardwoods such as maple and birch. The exterior of the cabin is clad in corrugated metal siding, offset by the tall fireplace mass of Montana ledgestone at the east end.
The house has a number of sustainable or “green” building features, including 2x8 construction (40% greater insulation value); generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation; large overhangs for sun and snow protection; and metal siding for maximum durability. Sustainable interior finish materials include bamboo/plywood cabinets, linoleum floors, locally-grown maple flooring and birch paneling, and low-VOC paints.
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Bryan Way wrote:
Beautiful design! How high is that glass wall? Also, what is the depth of this room? - I love the set up, would you mind telling us the dimensions of this whole common area? Thanks :)
     Comment   May 16, 2013
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hleder
Incredible project, simple and beautiful.
August 2, 2013 at 12:18am     
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Faustina Sandoval
Who is the window manufacturer?
September 4, 2013 at 5:17pm   
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almummert wrote:
Table - What brand and material is this table?
   Comment   March 6, 2013
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FINNE Architects
Well, there are curvilinear steel lighting bars suspended over the dining table and kitchen island. Each lighting bar has sockets for a number of hanging pendant light fixtures by Bruck. I designed the lighting bars and they were made at a steel fabrication shop in Seattle.
November 2, 2013 at 10:52pm     
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Susan Baxter
Wonderful - thank you!
November 3, 2013 at 8:41am   
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nadeem_c wrote:
How wide are the window mullings? - We are looking at using wooden windows for a 19 ft long window wall. We are considering 4" wide mulling between large units. Wondering what is the width of the mullings here. They look quite narrow.
   Comment   August 14, 2012
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nadeem_c
Are the bottom horizontals over the casements 3" also?Nadeem
August 14, 2012 at 6:05pm   
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Yes, the horizontal mullions are roughly 3".
Nils
August 15, 2012 at 8:48am   
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jeannietyson wrote:
CHAIRS - WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHAIRS FROM?
   Comment   July 13, 2012
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Hi,
The dining chairs in the Eagle Harbor cabin are the classic Wishbone chair, designed by Hans Wegner. They are available at DWR, http://www.dwr.com/product/wishbone-chair-lacquer-colors.do. The dining table is a custom piece that I designed for this project.
Best,
Nils Finne
July 13, 2012 at 8:40am   
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Hi jeannietyson, we have wegner wishbone style chairs at instylemodern.com
January 26, 2014 at 7:20am   
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dk32798 wrote:
What color paint is on the walls?
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heathergood1
What type of wood are the floors?
April 3, 2014 at 6:34pm   
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Since it is a cabin, we used a locally-sourced low-grade Michigan white maple for the floors.
April 3, 2014 at 6:36pm   
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mdoshi wrote:
Lights over table - First of all, this looks absolutely amazing! Really sleek. I have a question on where the light fixture above the table is from? Thanks so much!
   Comment   May 16, 2012
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Hi,
Thanks for your kind words about this project. The hanging lights over the table are glass pendant lights from BRUCK; the fixture is called CIRO. I designed the curvilinear steel hanging bar, and it was made by a steel shop in Seattle.
--Nils Finne
May 16, 2012 at 4:49pm     
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hollyodesign wrote:
hardwood floor - What type of wood is the hardwood floor?
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bigfella
Are the window frames in this picture made of uPVC or timber?
February 6, 2013 at 12:55am   
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The window frames are all vertical grain Douglas Fir.
--Nils
February 6, 2013 at 10:44am   
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From inside, similarities with the previous examples are evident: generous glazing, sloping roof, lots of wood. The last two tie these cabins to Thoreau's Walden Pond abode, but the last is definitely a late 20th-century insulated-glass phenomenon.
Bugs are an element in the woods, which is why you don't see large decks here. "Instead of adding decks where the family would be eaten alive, the main living space and its operable windows can serve as one large screened-in porch," Finne says. He sourced the wood from a mill down the road. The floors are native Michigan maple; the paneling, birch. Fir rafters across fir tongue and groove panels make up the ceiling.

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