Photo: Scott Amundson
“As a kid, I was always inspired by the old, rustic hunting cabins in Terry Redlin’s paintings,” says the owner of a modest but classic lodge in western Minnesota. After working with Mark Larson of Rehkamp Larson Architects on his family home, the owner, an avid waterfowl enthusiast, asked Larson to make his dream a reality. It’s a hunting lodge for pursuing a passion that is “more like a lifestyle than a hobby.” It also serves as a sanctuary for family and friends.
From the outside, the structure is “simple and quiet,” Larson explains. Galvanized steel siding, a gambrel roof, and a traditional barn shape convey a utilitarian aesthetic, adding, “When the building is closed and unoccupied, it looks like a barn.” Masu. However, traditional wood is used inside the lodge. Reclaimed wood beams, floors, ceilings, and trim provided by Mike Nicklaus of Big Wood Timber Frames.
“Mike was great at finding all these reclaimed materials, including the wonderful large barn door with hound hardware,” says interior designer Brooke Voss of Brooke Voss Design. “He helped us create the palette.From there, I added cool layers.A sophisticated lodge atmosphere, with plenty of rustic and time-honored materials and patterns such as leather, plaid, and houndstooth. ”
The pallet extended all the way to the kitchen and there was nothing white there. Cabinets painted in deep earth tones surround a center island (also designed by Big Wood) that resembles found furniture. Above the island are polished metal lights. Antler supplies by Fish Fisher of Bozeman, Montana. Taxidermy. Artwork collected by the owner over the years. A gas fireplace with limestone surround and chimney completes the interior décor.
A small entrance near the garage leads to the game cleaning area and mudroom on the first floor, and the second floor opens to the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are also located on this floor. The guest bathroom has metal wainscoting and tartan walls, and a loft with bunk beds includes a small office area.
“We built a lot of wooden shed-like structures and designed some barns; [we’ve] We never put the two together,” says Larson, who worked on the project with colleagues John Kirk and Corey Pederson, and HBRE’s Robbie Hyland. “This project is an interesting fusion of farming and cabin.” Exploring a “healthy tension” between practicality and comfort helped us find the “sweet spot” where the lodge can be both a hunting lodge and a family retreat. It meant “to find.” “This required coordination between three-dimensional geometry and spatial planning,” adds Larson.
However, the main occupant of the lodge is the owner. “I’m out almost every weekend from September to December,” he says. “In the winter, it’s about once or twice a month, and in the spring and summer, it’s about two or three times a month.” He added, having grown up looking at Redlin’s simple paintings and works of art. That’s what I wanted. A truly rustic yet elegant sanctuary just for me. [is] It’s valuable and you can use it for anything. ”