[Sybil Lake, Vergas, Minnesota]
Nestled in on Sybil Lake, lies a family cabin filled with moments and memories in time. The home happens to be the family’s third on Sybil Lake throughout the years. Built back in 2008, a log cabin home was a long-standing dream of the mother of the family, whom wishes to remain anonymous.
With a passion for wood, the father of the family made the log cabin dream come to life for his wife and their children. Working with ResCom Building Services, of Fargo, N.D., they located and utilized white and red pine from Wisconsin for the siding and logs of both the cabin’s interior and exterior. Additionally, the build incorporated tamarack brought in from Park Rapids, Minn., as well as basswood, rustic alder, reclaimed oak, and reclaimed southern yellow pine.
[Lighthouse Construction, Detroit Lakes]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Kristen Perala Creative
On this month's journey into lakes country, we encountered the most adventurous, mile-long driveway through the woods we had ever experienced. It's impossible to spot Birch Point Lodge through the heavily wooded area, but once we turned the last winding corner, we discovered something truly special. Perfectly perched overlooking Rock Lake, Dan and Patsy Thompson's cottage may be newly built, but it still carries on the family's 116-year love of the land and lake. Inside, we'll give you a glimpse of how Lighthouse Construction was able to redesign the old cabin's existing footprint, meeting the needs of their modern-day family.
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