Shingle-Style Luxury on the Lakefront

Designed by architect, Dan Nepp, and senior project manager, Tom Van de Weghe, of TEA2 Architects, this shingle style lake home in Excelsior, Minnesota, beautifully balances historic context and detail with an open, sun-splashed modern plan. “The client really had respect for the context of where he lives, the culture and history of place, and…

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From Big Camp to Little Camp, the Spirit of Nostalgia Brings a Summer Home to Life

After renting a charming summer home for years, homeowners sought to recreate the rustic lodge-style feeling in a new dwelling that won “Best Traditional New Construction” in the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge. The first time these homeowners laid eyes on the gray-shingled, slightly ramshackle “Big Camp” located in coastal New England, they were in love. They rented…

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A Mini-Home With Mega-Views

At times, the success of a small space project can depend too much on its utilitarian features, resourceful though they might be. When an artist asked architect Elizabeth Herrmann to build a house that was beautiful, compact, and energy efficient—all on a tight budget—Herrmann took it as an opportunity to elevate the conversation around tiny homes. The…

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