Friday, July 24, 2009

Edwin Lundie

Edwin Lundie architect of the North Shore of Minnesota.

Edwin Lundie loved to use heavy, visible timbers in his designs of country houses and cabins. He loved to use warm, earthy color tones, custom-made hardware and rough-hewn, rustic fireplaces and chimneys. A fifty year career in St. Paul, architect Edwin H. Lundie (1886-1972) designed more than three hundred projects, predominantly residences and cabins. If you visit the Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior it is very distinct and visible to see the Lundie design.

I prefer the old North shore with the classic cabins, lodges and resorts. It gives a sense of history and makes you feel as if you are in the great north woods of the past.


Andrew Slade said...

I am very fortunate to have "grown up" in one of Lundie's masterpieces, a family lodge in Little Marais. Built for my grandfather, the "Big House" was our family "cabin" until I was 10 or 11. It really set my sense of the North Shore and how life should be. The interior woodwork and metal work are both stunning. said...

Excellent! What a childhood!
It certainly defines the North Shore and gives it the feel I really like. Too many chain hotels
make a area look like all the others. I was at Lutsen when there
was a collector car group all parked in the lot and it was like
going back in time with the cars
and the Lundie style resort.