Idyllic lake house in Minnesota provides a welcoming respite


This traditional style lake house was created by design-build firm Lands End Development, nestled along Leech Lake, a beautiful lake in Northern Minnesota. The third largest lake in the state, you may not find the name of the lake appealing, but this sure does make an idyllic location to dwell! The smaller cabin, which can be seen on the far right of the image above, was added onto the main house. Have a look at the end of this post for the image of the original cabin on this property before the addition. It now serves as an attached guest cottage for family and friends!


Above: The wall sconces flanking the front door are the Quoizel Cooper Outdoor Lantern lights in Mystic Black, from Lights Online. The stains used on the exterior of this home were custom made from the local Hirshfield’s. The door was custom made from Great Northern Door Company in Savage, Minnesota.


Above: The kitchen island dimensions are 54″x54″ with bit of an overhang.


Above: The pantry is adjacent to the kitchen and holds small counter top appliances only, along with the microwave.


What We Love: This fabulous lake house captures lakeside views throughout its inviting living spaces. Comfortable and inviting furnishings elicits you to relax and soak in the mesmerizing views. A wonderful outdoor fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs encourages family fun after a day of playing on the lake. We are especially loving the guest cabin, with it’s cozy atmosphere, who would ever want to leave? Readers, please share your thoughts in the Comments, would this home be your ideal lake house retreat?

Note: Have a look below for the “Related” tags for more inspiring home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Lands End Development.


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Above: The paint in the hallway and laundry room are both Sherwin Williams 7030 Anew Grey with white ceilings. The trim and wainscoting were done in Decorator’s White CC-20 | Benjamin Moore.




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Above: The side door on the garage is a solid wood 1/4 lite door by Lakes Millwork in Brainerd, Minnesota.


The main level of the guest house is 18×24 while the loft is 12×18. Adirondack chairs are set around a fire pit. The Pea Pebbles can be found at most big box home centers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menard’s, etc.


Above: The kitchen cabinets were custom made of soft maple and painted in Silvery Blue 1647 | Benjamin Moore. The Butcher block top is birch and stained American Walnut (Custom Stain) with Old Masters 30 Sheen Lacquer.


Above: The floor material was sourced from Carpet Direct: Pebble Hill Hickory 5″ 304 Burnt Barnwood.


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Above: The vanity is soft maple stained in American Walnut. The light fixture is the Atomic Double Market Industrial Guard Sconce with the bronze finish, Barn Light USA.


Above: The outdoor shower was created using 1 and 3/8 corrugated galvanized steel. The dimensions are a 4′ x 4′ shower area. The light fixture is The Original™ Wall Sconce from Barn Light USA, made for outdoor, wet locations.

Photos: Courtesy of Lands End Development



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Cindy R
3 years ago

What is the color and brand of paint used on this house? It is stunning!

3 years ago

I would love love love to see a picture of the loft area in the guest house. This looks dreamy.

4 years ago

Is there a way to find out what furniture lime the bedroom suite is?

2 years ago
Reply to  Melissa

I would like this information as well. Thanks.

5 years ago

Nicely done. Love it.

5 years ago

Absolute perfection. So tastefully done. I could move right in!