A&H Architecture

Lakeside Pavilion

  • Lakeside Pavilion Lakeside Exterior
  • Lakeside Pavilion Lakeside & Dockside Exterior
  • Lakeside Pavilion Seating Area towards Hearth
  • Lakeside Pavilion Hearth towards Kitchen
  • Lakeside Pavilion Kitchen towards Lake
  • Lakeside Pavilion Kitchen to Seating, Seating to Kitchen, & Bath
  • Lakeside Pavilion Exterior from Meadow & from Deck
Orono, Minnesota

Inspired by English cottages, this boathouse and its gardens also take their cue from the detailing of wooden boats. Originally a storage shed, this little building could not be expanded or moved due to zoning restrictions. Albertsson Hansen carefully utilized the existing shell to create a recreation pavilion. The main house sits on the bluff above, and a wood stair connects the two levels, completing a graceful connection to the waterfront below. The boathouse was re-roofed with wood shingles, and given new windows and doors. A half-bath and kitchenette were added as well, along with a wood-burning fireplace.

Project Type: 
retreat home
living room
Project Team: 
Christine Albertsson AIA CID, Ryan Fish AIA
Landscape Architect: 
Close Landscape Architecture
Peter Bastianelli-Kerze
Of Note 

Vertical grain Douglas Fir paneling and cabinetry. Ipe deck and stairs. Exterior wall hung storage cabinets proved places to hide life jackets and other boating accessories. Counters aligned inside and out allow through window service to the deck.

"A little building that functions like a boathouse and more, accomplishing a lot in a relatively tight environment."
- Juror Comment, RAVE Award