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Eagle Harbor Cabin modern-exterior

Eagle Harbor Cabin

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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November 29, 2014
fishermanbill wrote:
name of the architect that knows how to design homes on a cliff?
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Take a look at the work by Tony Robbins.
He has designed many homes over complicated terrain.
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Here is a house we just completed, on a steep bank overlooking the Deschutes River, in Bend, Oregon:
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November 29, 2014
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may i see more pictures of this design?
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Thanks for your question about our Eagle Harbor Cabin project. You can see more photos here:
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I appreciate your interest in the Eagle Harbor Cabin. Becky Harris wrote a great article about this project for HOUZZ, here is the link:

--Nils Finne, AIA
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The ceiling height varies from roughly 10 feet to 14 feet.
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"The house is about 30 feet from the lake's shore; the photographer practically had his feet in the water when he took this shot," Finne says.A 40-foot-long glass wall allows expansive views of Lake Superior and its rocky coastline. "We had the Marvin windows supplied and installed by a great outfit, St. George Glass," Finne says. "They do a lot of commercial storefronts, so our glass wall did not faze them."

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Cool modern. Eagle Harbor Cabin on Lake Superior details on construction: he exterior is clad in corrugated metal siding for maximum durability, with generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation, large overhangs for sun and snow protection, birch paneling and low-VOC paints.
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This cabin sits on rocky shoreline at Lake Superior in Michigan. Entire lake side wall of house is completely windows! The photographer is standing at water's edge.
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The house is about 30 feet from the lake's shore; the photographer practically had his feet in the water when he took this shot," Finne says. A 40-foot-long glass wall allows expansive views of Lake Superior and its rocky coastline. "We had the Marvin windows supplied and installed by a great outfit, St. George Glass," Finne says. "They do a lot of commercial storefronts, so our glass wall did not faze them."
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The shores of Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, about 300 miles from Minneapolis.the house is about 30 feet from the lake's shore.
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