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Gorgeous lakeside retreat in the Midwest gets inspiring renovation

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This beautiful contemporary lakeside retreat was designed by Peterssen Keller Architecture, located in Lafayette, a city in Nicollet County, Minnesota. An urban-dwelling family commissioned the architects to update their lakeside get-away. The project team worked collaboratively to re-imagine this home, applying natural and organic finishes, relaxed comfort and multi-functional spaces for year-round visits and gatherings.

The project team worked to untangle a mish-mash of additions and other suspect remodeling projects, expand lake views, merge the inside and outside—and make it all look effortless! Engler Studio, the designers of this project, were challenged to create interiors that were charming, collected, unexpected and other compelling attributes. They envisioned an intriguing balance of new and old, traditional and modern, organic and refined, masculine and feminine.

Project Team: Architect: Peterssen / Keller Architecture | Builder: Streeter Renovation | Interior: Engler Studio

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What We Love: This lakeside retreat offers a wonderful refresh, everything from maximizing lake views to blurring the boundaries between indoors and out. Inviting living spaces feature comfortable furnishings and a soothing color palette. We are especially loving the lakefront porch, providing a fabulous space to relax, gather with family and friends, and enjoy the tranquil views!

Tell Us: What details in the re-design of this lake house did you find most appealing and why? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other inspiring home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the architects of this project, Peterssen Keller Architecture: Modern twist on a traditional cottage style home in Minnesota and Transparent modern pad beautifully surrounded by gardens in Minnesota.

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Starting with a quiet, neutral shell, the designers applied a limited palette of patterns and colors enlivened with splashes of wit and whimsy. They combined vintage Murano glass chandeliers with hefty industrial light fixtures and nautical accoutrements and custom furnishings. This included a flock of modern chairs lacquered in electric yellow, three tables and one porch swing. 

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Mixing antiques from northern Minnesota with original contemporary art and photography and colorful rugs, the designers gave this house a singular, modern vibe.

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Photos: Spacecrafting & Karen Melvin Photography

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Kathleen Shiloh
5 months ago

I think the entire house would look and feel so much more inviting if they incorporated live plants, etc.

Laura Johnston
5 months ago

I would have a really hard time with that kitchen.