Moosehead Lake

4,318 Sq. Ft.

The Northwest Woods of Maine is a beautiful and remote wilderness anchored by America’s largest lake within a State, Moosehead Lake. The impressive 700ft high rhyolite mass Mount Kineo rising from the lake was a sacred Indian gathering spot, considered “neutral ground” to the indigenous peoples for the gathering of flint for the making of arrowheads and tools. Occupying 125 acres of natural woodland along the lake, was an old fishing camp, situated just feet from the lake shore. This camp allowed for a new lodge structure to be constructed within the general envelope of what had existed.

A large open gathering space anchored
by a massive stone chimney has large
windows viewing out over the lake.

Using large native stone to nestle the structure in along glacial boulders, the lodge nestles into the slope, maintaining a low and sleek massing within its wooded environment

The utility and mudroom help to diminish the massing of the house behind the kitchen while forming a welcoming entry court as one arrives down a long unpaved track through the woods.