E. H. Pitkin Summer Lodge

Date: 1902
City: Sapper Island, Desbarats, Ontario, Canada    
Accessibility: Private
Category: Residential

In 1902, E.H. Pitkin, a Chicago businessman, commissioned Wright to design a two-story summer cottage on his eighteen-acre property on Sapper Island, a remote vacation destination in Canada. Situated on a rocky crag and featuring a first floor veranda that wraps around its north, west, and south elevations, the structure affords expansive views of Lake Huron. Like many of Wright’s designs for cottages, the Pitkin lodge is surfaced in board and batten siding.


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