the shorestead

A Japanese-inspired Finnish Farmstead on the shores of Lake Superior creates a group of courtyards between simple all-heart redwood structures connected by copper barrel vaults. This is a 3 courtyard house, with 3 different gardens held between the structures: one a Japanese shade garden, one a bulb garden, one a lakeside wild rose garden. The whole project on 17 acres lakeside, is a collection of structures and conditions that include a restructured fish house- now a writing retreat, a rehabilitated cabin- now a guest quarters, a “resting” bridge, and a network of stone pathways, all handicap accessible.