Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A couple night views and a shot of the luxurious fireplace that worked beautifully and gave off some nice heat, for cool Nov. evenings. Hope you enjoyed the tour and you can visit the site at

More Seth Peterson Cottage

The bedroom, pictured here, again has built in storage and sandstone walls. Note the corner window where the glass comes together and the corner disappears. Even the biffy is spiffy, with a stainles steel shower with the head pointing backwards, and the drain right in the flagstone floor. The photograph is an original signed Pedro Guerrero. He was the photographer to Wright, as well as to Alexander Calder ( famous for his mobiles) and a few other famous people. It was exciting to see an original print.More Nov. foliage.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Inside the cottage, the dining area overlooks the patio and view. The furniture is a Wright design, typical for the use of plywood and straight lines. The living space utilizes built in seating and also has a fold out bed for extra guests. The floor is flagstone and is the same throughout the entire space. The walls are sandstone and are original to the structure.
A bit of Fall Foliage in the yard.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The view from the patio to this lovely setting, looks out over Mirror Lake. It sits high up on a bluff. To the right of the building. is the bedroom area. You can notice the windows coming together at the corners. A very typical Wright style , even though materials at the time were not always such that you have a good join. During the restoration, they were able to make that happen without much problem.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Seth Peterson Cottage

           Back in Nov. we had the opportunty to stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed cottage, called the Seth Peterson Cottage. It's located in a remote spot of Mirror Lake State Park near the Wisconsin Dells. It's one of a few places designed by FLW at which you can spend an overnight or two. Being such a wonderful place I thought I would share some of it with you. The cottage was designed for it's owner Seth Peterson, but sadly he never spent a night there. It was purchased, lived in and then sold, as land was being bought up for the purpose of a state park. The park system, not knowing exactly what to do with the property, left it fall into disrepair for about 30 years. Discovered by a local, she led a group to bring the cottage back to it's origianl state.                                                                                

Next time a view of the grounds and the inside. And as always, just click on the photo to enlarge.