Den Röda Stugan (The Red Cottage)

This cozy cabin set on a Northern Minnesota lake reflects the couple’s love for their Nordic heritage.

The retreat includes a study for him, sewing room for her, bunk room for grandchildren and a screened porch to relax and enjoy the views of woods and water. The living room and dining room sit under a basswood paneled vault, and the kitchen tucks in below the open loft. Glossy red cabinets and teal windows draw inspiration from traditional Norwegian rosemaling and provide a punch of color against the natural wood palette of the walls and ceiling. The exterior’s Falun red paint and white trim is commonly found on cottages throughout Sweden.

Project Team

Jean Rehkamp Larson, Amanda Kay


Code Plus Construction


Andrea Rugg


Builder Magazine June 2013
Fine Homebuilding Kitchens & Baths October 2014
Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design Magazine July 2014
Midwest Home June 2014
Watermark Awards 2013
RAVE Awards 2014

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