A&H Architecture

Madeline Island Retreat

Madeline Island, Wisconsin

This newly built retreat and storage building on an island in Lake Superior explore the use of exterior rigid insulation, allowing the framing members to be exposed on the interior. The design team studied closely the use of translucent color balanced against painted surfaces to achieve a richly textured yet balanced interior. At 1100 sf, the cottage is efficient, with one bath and two bedrooms. Sleeping lofts in the cottage and the storage building expand the guest capacity to 12. 


Project Type: 
new construction
retreat home
living room
Project Team: 
Christine Albertsson AIA CID, Mark Tambornino Assoc. AIA
Pete Sieger
Of Note 

Features: Photo-voltaic panels