Cottage 52 is a multi-generational family retreat located on the beach in Northern Michigan.

This 5,200 square foot 6 bedroom cottage straddles the forest of the north woods and the beaches of Little Traverse Bay. The approach is up through the woods to the top of the dune. The entry is a glass vestibule that opens up to the wooded landscape.As you move toward the lake the composition transitions from vertical to horizontal and opens up to the lake horizon. Due to the positioning of the house on the dune, all of the spaces have a view out to the landscape and the lake while remaining very private. A series of outdoor spaces and pathways around the cottage create multiple places for outdoor engagement.

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Outdoor spaces connect all the way around the house and each offers a different level of privacy and activity.

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