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Small modern two-story metal exterior home idea in Seattle

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.

Small modern two-story metal exterior home idea in Seattle —  Houzz

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cldwyer wrote:August 20, 2012
what is the color and stone on the chimney

- what is the brick on the chimney

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    FaceLift
    How many bedrooms/bathrooms are in the Eagle Harbor cabin?
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    FINNE Architects
    There is a bunk room with two bunk beds, and there is a master bedroom. There is only one bath, but it is multi-functional with separate small "rooms" for shower, toilet and vanity areas.
cwisherd wrote:November 8, 2012
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    FINNE Architects
    Hi,
    Thanks for your question regarding our Eagle Harbor Cabin project, located on the edge of Lake Superior. The siding is corrugated metal (steel) with a zinc color. We also used metal siding in two different profiles at our Port Ludlow house. See attached photo.
    Port Ludlow House · More Info

    --Nils Finne, AIA
TJ Wals Architecture & Interior Design, PC wrote:February 10, 2013
  • kevinpatrickm
    What was the cost of the lakeside windows? Who did you use?
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    FINNE Architects
    The windows are aluminum-clad fir windows by Marvin. It has been a few years, but I believe the total window cost was around $80K.
mikez785 wrote:April 21, 2013
Who is the window manufacter?

- Are the frames aluminum or vinyl?

  • kevinpatrickm
    How many sq ft is the main level of this home?
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    FINNE Architects
    The Eagle Harbor Cabin is 1900 SF, total. The cabin is mainly one level, with about 215 SF master bedroom on a second level.
sisterjan wrote:August 28, 2013
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    FINNE Architects
    Hi,
    Thanks for your question about our Eagle Harbor Cabin project.
    Unfortunately, I do not post floor plans or project costs on the Internet. There are
    Professional reasons for this policy, as well as respect for my clients' privacy.
    I hope you will understand.
    --Nils Finne, AIA
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