The SkyHouse- Life as Art

  • Iconic and inspiring design by David Salmela
    Iconic and inspiring design by David Salmela
  • A village within the town
    A village within the town
  • Modern nordic design with amazing view of the town
    Modern nordic design with amazing view of the town
  • Amazing balcony views of Lake Superior and Grand Marais
    Amazing balcony views of Lake Superior and Grand Marais
  • Beautiful light from all directions, even the ceiling- it's like floating in the sky
    Beautiful light from all directions, even the ceiling- it's like floating in the sky
  • Modern kitched with lighted drawers
    Modern kitched with lighted drawers
  • Comfy and private bedrooms with nordic accents
    Comfy and private bedrooms with nordic accents
  • Each bedroom has a view and a private outdoor space
    Each bedroom has a view and a private outdoor space
  • The buildings at tre Sostre. SkyHouse is the tallest in the back.
    The buildings at tre Sostre. SkyHouse is the tallest in the back.
  • The village within the town.
    The village within the town.
  • Inspiring design details
    Inspiring design details
  • The harbor in front, the ridge behind.
    The harbor in front, the ridge behind.
  • Workspace
    Workspace
  • Best views in the county
    Best views in the county
  • TV is motorized and emerges at the touch of a button
    TV is motorized and emerges at the touch of a button
  • Inspiring design details as only David Salmela can create
    Inspiring design details as only David Salmela can create
  • The most amazing view in Grand Marais
    The most amazing view in Grand Marais
$179-399/night

The Skyhouse is proudly in keeping with the new Up North Modern movement. Other than her sister properties the Horizon, and the smaller Aurora, there is nothing like this anywhere on Earth. These are a very unique, and are a limited design intended to inspire, not just provide a roof over your head. Enjoy the unique beauty of Grand Marais from this most unique and beautiful home. The Sky House is local couple Todd and Susan Miller’s newest addition to their exclusive list of vacation rental property in the heart of Grand Marais near the harbor. Designed by celebrated Minnesota architect David Salmela to capture all the needs and dreams of a visitor to Grand Marias. We hope this will be the coolest lodging in America’s Coolest Small Town. By design the Sky House provides for all the needs of a vacationing party of up to 6 people in a 1264 Sq. Ft. home. In addition, the Sky House provides an inspiring modern space that allows for privacy among those sharing the lodging, and also provides a breathtaking great room area on the top floor with fantastic views of the Grand Marais harbor, the neighborhood, and the town close by. Many of our guests ache for a connection with nature (with high thread count sheets), reconnection with each other, and permission to come to a full stop for deep rest. No one says this out loud, but we think that’s their intrinsic motivation. Everything is in walking distance from our little micro community in the heart of Grand Marais. Imagine the best exclusive lodge experience without sharing walls or having to pass through a front desk. Every restaurant, bar, coffee shop, gallery and Grand Marais' famous beach are all within a very short stroll from your private residence. The home is designed in modern Nordic fashion based on the original Stabur design- a work building commonly seen in Northern Europe. This design culminates a timeline of Scandinavian and Nordic design that the Miller’s began on the property next door that also honored northern work buildings in the roots of their designs. There is off street parking under a sod roofed carport. The property is currently under construction and will be ready for occupancy for the first lucky guests starting in June of 2018. Here is a brief tour of the property and the Sky House: Begin by driving right in to the heart of Grand Marais by the harbor. Turn left up the hill 1/2 block. Pull in to the parking area just outside of the lodging. Walk up to the entry area and pass under the nordic arch to the first of 3 decks where there is room to store bikes in summer, and once inside, plenty of room to shake off the snow, hang the coats and set down the skis or snowshoes. If you are the lucky person who gets bedroom one then head down David Salmela’s trademark stairway one half flight to bedroom one. On the way there is plenty of cabinetry, as well as a bathroom and your bedroom with built in cabinets, desk, and walk out to your own private dry stacked bluestone patio. The floors are heated. If you are the lucky inhabitant of bedroom two, head up from the entry to bedroom two for built in cabinets, bath number two, and your own wrap around balcony. Each bedroom is separated by a floor for maximum privacy. Continuing up the inspiring staircase leads you to the primary gathering area on the top floor. This area is breathtaking with its expansive windows, view of the town and harbor, Lake Superior and the private grounds. There is a fully modern and capable kitchen, an architect designed built in sofa and contemporary gas fireplace. The sofa can sleep one adult or two children, and there is also a matching floor mattress for one. Note the unique skylight with modern light treatments and the push button electronic pop up television that you can leave hidden if you wish. There is also a wrap around deck on this top level with fantastic view of the rooftops and harbor and the town. The entire home has slate floors and modern cabinets. There is a utility room with full size washer and dryer. Everything about the Sky House is designed with environmental sustainability in mind. These homes have an incredibly small footprint both structurally and environmentally. The foundations were designed to take up as little of the yard as possible- by being small at the start and increasing as you go up just like the old Stabur upon which this design is based. The energy efficiency is profound because these are composed of structurally insulated panels which are incredibly efficient. No cost has been spared to make the Sky House the highest quality, most significant architectural addition to Grand Marais’ beautiful landscape. We hope you will find it warm, welcoming, and a once in a lifetime experience in one of the world’s most magical places.

House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Season Night Week
7 nights
Rate
winterer's gathering 2019
Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019
$329.00
Night
$329.00
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 26, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Christmas 2019
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
$349.00
Night
$349.00
New Years 2019
Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
MLK
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Valentines Day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
President's day
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Mother's Day
May 8, 2020 - May 10, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Grand Du Nord
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
On Season
6/14 - 10/19
$349.00 $2,199.00
Night
$349.00
Week – 7 nights
$2,199.00
Wooden Boat Show
Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Lutsen 99er
Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Fisherman's Picnic
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 2, 2020
$399.00
Night
$399.00
Unplugged
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
MEA Weekend
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Off Season
10/20 - 6/13
$199.00
Night
$199.00
Off Season time period
10/20 - 6/13
Winterer's Gathering
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
$329.00
Night
$329.00
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
Christmas
Dec 24, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
$349.00
Night
$349.00
New Years
Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
$349.00
Night
$349.00