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Step into this rustic North Woods Wisconsin cabin with charming details

rustic lake house exterior

This charming rustic lakeside cabin was designed as a family-centric retreat by Wade Weissman Architecture together with Frank Ponterio Interiors in Wisconsin’s North Woods. For this project, the team was encouraged not to overdesign but to instead practice restraint in every element.

Completely hand-made, the cabin features no drywall. Instead, hand-milled wood, hand-cut iron nail heads, and birch panels set the tone. Subtly luxurious fabrics—wool, alpaca, mohair, and leather—are used in a fashion that doesn’t overpower; creating a come-in-and-put-your-feet-up feeling. The palette is organic and tactile.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Wade Weissman Architecture INTERIOR DESIGN Frank Ponterio Interiors BUILDER DeLeers Construction

rustic lake house exterior

Overall, the cabin is made to feel as if it has been put together over the years by local craftsmen and artists with the resources they have at hand.

rustic lake house entry

Well-considered details are plentiful in this project. The cutting board in the kitchen is a 400-pound white oak stump on a hand-forged iron base; custom nail heads grace the main stair runner; small niches in the fireplace are built to allow candle wax to run down the masonry.

rustic lake house entry

One of interior designer’s favorite details—a nod back to some of the original cabins on the property— is the use of birch panels in the entry, bar, and guest suite that add interest and texture to the spaces.

rustic lake house entry

Used by three generations and built as a gathering place for friends and family for years to come, this is a well-loved and elevated take on lake living.

rustic living room with a stone fireplace

What We Love: This rustic cabin in Wisconsin provides a wonderful escape for family and friends to gather and enjoy outdoor lakeside living. We love every detail of this home, from the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone-clad fireplace in the great room to the cozy sleeping porches to host extended family. The custom details throughout this dwelling are exquisite, from the birch paneling in the entry and home bar to the staircase with the tree cutouts.

Tell Us: Would this rustic cabin be your idea of the ultimate family getaway home? Let us know in the Comments below!

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rustic living room with a large stone fireplace

rustic living room with a large stone fireplace

rustic living room

rustic home bar with a birch panel wall

Above: In the bar, the natural bark wall covering was sourced from Bark House. The cabinet hardware is from Rejuvenation. The Pleated Porcelain Pendant lights over the bar countertop are from deVOL Kitchens.

rustic home bar

Above: On the wall of the home bar, the artwork was sourced from the Yager Galerie. The wall sconce illuminating the painting is from  O’Lampia Studio. The tray on the countertop is from Refined Furnishings.

rustic living room with a large stone fireplace

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen dining room

entry into a rustic screened porch

rustic screened porch with outdoor furniture and a pass-through window into the kitchen

Above: This cozy and inviting screened porch is perfect for enjoying indoor-outdoor living. A pass-through window conveniently connects the kitchen to the porch. The ceiling light fixtures are from Arteriors Home.

rustic screened porch with a hanging bed

Above: The hanging daybed is from Verellen Furniture, while the rolling table is from Jayson Home.

rustic screened porch with outdoor furniture

rustic powder room

rustic bedroom

rustic bedroom

rustic guest bedroom with views of the lake

rustic guest bedroom with views of the lake

modern bathroom

rustic staircase with wood paneling detail

rustic staircase with wood paneling detail

rustic hallway

rustic family room with a stone fireplace at night

rustic screened porch with a hanging bed

rustic bedroom

rustic modern bathroom

rustic bedroom sleeping porch with a hanging bed

rustic hallway

rustic bedroom with a birch panel wall

rustic modern bathroom

rustic family room with guest beds

rustic family room ping pong table detail

rustic bunk bedroom

rustic screened porch with a bunk bedroom

PHOTOGRAPHER Dustin Forest Halleck

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Susanschnurr32@gmail
3 months ago

Beautiful cabin lots of wonderful spaces and charm.