DESIGN TEAM: David O’Brien Wagner, AIA; Joe Messier; Jody McGuire, AIA; Ben Dose
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
SALA Architects Inc.
The homeowners sought to create a modest, modern, lakeside cottage, nestled into a narrow lakeside lot in Tonka Bay. The site inspired a modified shotgun-style floor plan, with rooms laid out in succession from front to back.
Simple and authentic materials provide a soft and inviting palette for this modern home. Wood finishes in both warm and soft grey tones complement a combination of clean white walls, blue glass tiles, steel frames, and concrete surfaces.
Sustainable strategies were incorporated to provide healthy living and a net-positive-energy-use home. Onsite geothermal, solar panels, battery storage, insulation systems, and triple-pane windows combine to provide independence from frequent power outages, and supply excess power to the electrical grid.