Lake Effect: A Minnesota Cabin Renovation Creates an Earth-Friendly Home

A homeowner’s deep commitment to understanding the materials she uses— where they come from and how they’re made—makes all the difference.

The cabinetry in the kitchen was fabricated by Tofte Construction and made of recycled wood from Duluth Timber Company. The kitchen countertop is made of Lake Superior Greenstone, among the oldest rock on the planet at 2.6 billion years old. Granite Designs, in Longville, Minnesota, helped design it.
Photography By Terrence Moore