The retreat that we affectionately call Observation Booth is indeed a place for sitting and watching the world go by. This retreat floats on still water. Conceptually, it is an exploration of open and closed, glass and wood, and a study of literal and figurative reflection. A boat stove takes the chill off when necessary. While we imagine solitary contemplation or intimate chats with a friend, we can also see this retreat used as a swim house or a skate house- a wonderful element of family memories at the lake for generations to come.