This contemporary cottage in Wisconsin is situated on a wooded bluff with views of Lake Michigan. The design has a strong focus on sustainability which is reflected is many aspects of the house including geothermal heating, reclaimed wood floors, and Richlite counters. Materials such as the rubber tile roofing and cement board siding were chosen for their longevity.

The plan of the house is a split level to take advantage of the existing topography and separate the guest rooms from the living area and master suite on the main level. Designed for simple retreats from the city, care was taken to keep the spaces small and cozy, with an emphasis on the outdoor environment. Large picture windows allow for unobstructed views to the lake and woods, with awning windows below for ventilation during the occasional rain.
Algoma Retreat
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“Beds too close to window but I like windows” — sgtaponte
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“stone wall softens exterior siding” — sharonogawa
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“wall” — weenie1
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“Overhang” — Judith Malmberg
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“I think this is the way to go. three on top and 6 on the bottom” — becharka
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“Long Horizontal. Does it slide open?” — tomw1092
Master Bath
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Duravit tub in corner windows of Master Bath.
“Big windows” — iamchloe
Master Bath Vanity
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Master Bath vanity from Kerf, with Hansgrohe faucets.
“kerf” — mcornes
Living Room view to Master Bedroom
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View from Living Room into Master Suite.
“Plancher” — suzannedion
Dining Space
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Looking from dining table out the front picture window.
“large window like picture” — tangygarden
Living Room
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Looking across the island out to the deck.
“Barn Wood Fireplace Color” — mbuzi
Master Bedroom
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Master bedroom view out the corner windows from Marvin.
“Cross ventilation from lower opening windows?” — Anna Gordon
Pantry
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View from pantry into kitchen and dining room beyond.
“Big ball huge diffuser Toni's room?” — Ken Dorchester
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