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Loon's Nest modern-porch
 

Loon's Nest

The owners of a 1920s cabin in Northern Minnesota requested a lakeside screen shelter to provide protection from sun, passing rain showers and bugs.

Straddling an edge between forest and clearing, the shelter visually connects to the intimate pine tree setting of the cabins above and the shoreline below. The relationship is enhanced by a shed roof that tilts to match the slope of the hillside—lifting up to afford views into the forest behind—and tilting down to focus attention on the lake and a small island where loons nest each summer.

The structure’s light framing and low concrete wall complement the delicate and ethereal qualities of the adjacent forest, allowing occupants to feel protected from the elements as well as integrated with the environment.

Design by David O’Brien Wagner.
Photographs by Peter Bastianelli-Kerze
URL
http://www.salaarc.com/portfolio/loons-nest/

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to Breezy and Bug-Free Modern Porches
Even though this is a standalone structure, the design shares many aspects with the other examples; namely, lightweight (wood) construction, corrugated (or similarly lightweight) roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air, but not bugs!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rickchard added this to rickchard's Favorites
on Thursday
Screened rm
Scott J added this to screen porch
on Monday
large panels, roof overhang, structure
kathrynmp added this to kathrynmp's ideas
July 13, 2014
Sala loon's nest interior
addiesanchez added this to house
July 9, 2014
ceiling
megancarroll6 added this to Patio Ideas
July 9, 2014
wall
Kami Grubl added this to kami_grubl's ideas
July 9, 2014
Outdoor space obsession
srho added this to porch & firepit
July 6, 2014
porch idea
panhome added this to Screen Porches
June 25, 2014
screen porch!
laceyscott added this to Porch
June 22, 2014
Support beam that slant
buffyannjones added this to buffyannjones's ideas
June 19, 2014
back porch
andyrobles added this to Exterior Ideas
June 19, 2014
shed roof
ajstanton added this to camp
June 8, 2014
camp
roicapital added this to Porch
June 4, 2014
screened
toothygrin added this to GAzebo update
June 1, 2014
the roof
kimseagram added this to Beach Shack ideas
May 25, 2014
screened in porch
clkunze added this to Yard ideas
May 21, 2014
Screened porch!
newnormal added this to newnormal's ideas
May 21, 2014
Nice idea, only smaller scale than this, for a second room out in the landscape somewhere.
Melody Wagner added this to Interior Remodeling
May 21, 2014
3rd pic of Loon's Nest! Want this!
Melody Wagner added this to Exterior Remodeling
May 21, 2014
Half pitched roof matches my homes structure! LOVE IT!
jkracl added this to landscaping
May 20, 2014
wood frames around screens
dugesalcoves added this to screen porches
May 19, 2014
ideas
miller116 added this to miller116's Ideas
May 18, 2014
voila
kathleentimp added this to Screened Porches
May 15, 2014
simple
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May 8, 2014
stand alone structure
glynn_maribel added this to Buildings.
May 5, 2014
Screened in standalone structure; lightweight (wood) construction, corrugated roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air, but not bugs.
Tierra Walford added this to tierra_walford's ideas
May 3, 2014
open and neat
bryceamber added this to Swim spa rooms
May 1, 2014
roof, glass, keep warm in winter
wntn added this to wntn's ideas
April 30, 2014
Even though this is a standalone structure, the design shares many aspects with the other examples; namely, lightweight (wood) construction, corrugated (or similarly lightweight) roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air, but not bugs!
phloxi added this to Suzanne's Look Book
April 30, 2014
screened-in porch: north/front porch &/or south?
jodyball added this to jodyball's Ideas
April 29, 2014
simple construction
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April 29, 2014
view
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April 28, 2014
Screen Idea
lamannashp added this to lamannashp's outdoors
April 28, 2014
Even though this is a standalone structure, the design shares many aspects with the other examples; namely, lightweight (wood) construction, corrugated (or similarly lightweight) roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air, but not bugs!
jcuevasr added this to jcuevasr's Ideas
April 28, 2014
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Daniel added this to Micro Spaces - Getaways
April 28, 2014
Even though this is a standalone structure, the design shares many aspects with the other examples; namely, lightweight (wood) construction, corrugated (or similarly lightweight) roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air, but not bugs!
audree123 added this to old house
April 28, 2014
small porch
Albert Venter added this to albert_venter1118162's ideas
April 28, 2014
space and material
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April 28, 2014
stand alone gazebo idea
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April 27, 2014
Everything
spAEc added this to STUDIO
April 27, 2014
lightweight timber construction, corrugated roofing, roof overhangs and large screens that allow views and plenty of air
Connie Lopez added this to connie_lopez158's ideas
April 27, 2014
nice porch
donjanes added this to Patio Ideas
April 27, 2014
Minimalist and modern but screened.
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April 27, 2014
The enclosed -practical and useful
raseymour added this to HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE
April 27, 2014
SCREENED-IN PORCH
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April 27, 2014
Enclosed Porch
cindyggg added this to Exterior Ideas
April 27, 2014
Screened in Porch with screens almost to floor (3' walls obstruct view, same as 3' porch railings
goodzibby added this to patios
April 27, 2014
a stand alone porch
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April 27, 2014
Screen in porch
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April 27, 2014
Go Trostel!
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April 27, 2014
roof line material
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April 27, 2014
Stand-alone screened porch
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April 27, 2014
great way to link the lake cabin with the bunkhouse
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April 27, 2014
screen door
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April 27, 2014
lightweight construction, coregated roof
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April 27, 2014
outdoor porch
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April 27, 2014
Mousticaire
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April 27, 2014
Roof
Hammer Homes Inc added this to gammell2's ideas
April 27, 2014
stand a lone screen porch for south or north side.
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April 27, 2014
Temple
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April 25, 2014
screened porch
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