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More than just prefab




Situated on the historic Madeline Island in Lake Superior, the Week’nder is an 1,600 square foot open plan marvel.

Architect Charlie Lazor was tasked to create a house which would serve as an affordable yet durable summer retreat. The location is fairly isolated and this required that most of the materials be ferried across the lake to the island.

The constant ferry crossings obviously impacts the environment and to counter act this Lazor mounted the structure on tubular steel posts, it also features a screened porch, traditional porcelain fictures, and shed door latches.



The clients wanted a cabin which was modern yet would ooze rustic charm. Lazor, who is the creator of the panelized FlatPak house, created this by developing this new open plan prefab structure which would stand out as a testament to the material’s ability to weather the elements while speaking of its environmental ethos.


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