Home Plan Detail

Okoboji Cabin

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 1630'
Basement: 2638'
Main Level:1024'
Upper Level:606'
Footprint: 36' 0" W x 28' 0" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Narrow, Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Covered Porch
  • Upper Loft


This light–filled home was originally designed for a scenic site surrounded by trees, in an area known for its chain of lakes. The circulation has a natural flow, with an array of interior and exterior spaces.

As you come off the covered front entry porch, you enter a foyer with a coat closet immediately to the right. An open kitchen is to the left, with a center island that divides the kitchen from the dining room beyond. From the dining room, a pair of glass doors open onto a covered porch, making it convenient to dine outdoors. A stairwell separates the dining room from the living area, which features a vaulted ceiling, and a central fireplace. Next to the living room is a screened porch, extending the living area further. A pair of doors from the living area leads to a master bedroom with a master bath. The master bath has a second door to the foyer, so that it's easily accessible for public use.

Upstairs, an oversized curved balcony creates a nice visual element, with views to the living area below. To the right of the stairs is a well–lit loft space, which would make an ideal playroom or reading area. Two more bedrooms and a full bath are located on this floor.

On the basement level there is a family room with another fireplace, an office/den, a full bathroom, a storage room, a large laundry/utility room, and an optional fourth bedroom. Since the original home was built on a sloping lot, window wells were built for the office and utility rooms to bring in natural sunlight.

Floor Plans