The other day I met some kind ladies at a garage sale. The kind who make me believe in "Minnesota Nice." In talking to one of them, I told her I would post photos that I was recently able to take of some of Mitch's work.
So here goes:
Mitch completed this custom lake home, accessed only by water, in 2012.
I described the project in detail & and shared interior photos HERE.
Mitch is very particular about quality of craftsmanship, and hires just one or two other trusted carpenters to work with him as needed. As a general contractor, he works hands on start to finish and did a fair amount of the constructing of this project solo. A neighbor was keeping tabs on the project, stopping daily, and wondered if he had a crew hiding in the woods, as building progressed. That's Mitch.
Exterior / Siding: Cedar board and batten.
The three-sided wrap around porch is half screened (all custom built on site.)
The open side of the porch enters near the utility & storage room,
as well as the fireplace in the great room.
Porch framing & timbers are Douglas Fir. Mitch had the metal brackets custom fabricated back home.
The screened side of the porch is off the
kitchen & dining side of the great room, extending both living
& dining room space to the outdoors.
I'm a super-fan of exposed rafter tails.
Mitch sawed the light post at the dock out of a cedar log from our woods.
(It's one of my favorite things - seeing a piece of lumber and knowing where it grew.)
His work on this project drew quite a local following and has added to the considerable demand for his services in the area. He has since overseen construction of the new Voyagaire Lodge.
He's just finishing up another smaller lake cabin in the area..
And then we're keeping him closer to home for a while! ☺
In case you missed it, check out the interior of the cabin here.