Tofte Cabin

Walking lightly on the land

Tofte Cabin

Here, sustainable is low-impact and offers the delight of a particular place. Iconic for its integrated approach and green aesthetic, it is about understanding the history and character of where you are, building with local materials, and taking full advantage of fresh air and daylight.

Starting as a 1947 remnant of a less lavish time when going “up north” was a simpler and more rustic adventure, this small cabin perched on a rock ledge overlooking Lake Superior was fully renovated, re-imagined, and realized as a model for net zero energy, cold climate design. A real first of its kind, the project was recognized with a national AIA Top Ten Green Building Award.

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