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    • outdoor living spaces, including balconies, porches, and terraces, offer spectacular views of the Saint Croix River
    • Overview

      Located on a wooded cliff overlooking the Saint Croix River, this new second residence in western Wisconsin includes a cabin, pool, and pool house.

      The design incorporates stone, wood, glass, and a planted wildflower roof woven into the immediate site’s existing topography, trees, and old stone walls. Tucked into the hillside, the horizontal main level houses large indoor/outdoor living spaces, the master bedroom, and utility functions. Used by the clients’ grandchildren and other guests, the tower acts as a bunkhouse with sleeping platforms—each with its own window—on four different levels within a single vertical space. Natural materials, dark colors, a green roof, and site design details camouflage the residence from the river, while affording spectacular views of it from the site and cabin

    • the lower level supports more public living functions, with private guest rooms on multiple levels within the tower
    • the green roof, vine-covered trellises, natural materials, and dark colors connect the cabin to the surrounding forest
    • a winding stair connects the brightly-colored bedrooms within the tower
    • Specifications

      Location: Osceola, Wisconsin

      Type: New construction

      Size: 2,600 square feet

    • Project Contact

      Thomas Meyer

      • Architect / Principal
      • thomas@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3222
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