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A dreamy classic lake house with remarkable views of Christmas Lake

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The classic lake house was designed by architect Ben Nelson in collaboration with builder Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, located in Excelsior, Minnesota. Beautifully designed as a gathering place for family and friends, one will find thoughtful details throughout this vast 6,112 square foot abode.

After spending a day swimming in Christmas Lake, the homeowners and their guests can retreat to the house, which was cleverly built south-facing to flood the living spaces with natural light.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Ben Nelson BUILDER Mark D. Williams Custom Homes INTERIOR DESIGN The Sitting Room Studio

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Refined details can be found in every corner of this classic-styled lake house—from the extensive wainscoting in the foyer and stairwells to the crown molding on the main level and coffered ceiling in the great room.

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The area rug in the living room and throughout the interiors were sourced from Dash & Albert.

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What We Love: This classic lake house provides its inhabitants with furnishings and details that are family-friendly, durable, and ultra-inviting. There are so many spaces in this home that inspire family time, from the cozy upstairs reading nook to the wonderful lower-level recreation room, there is something for everyone to enjoy… aside from the incredible lake views!

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High-tech touches such as remote-controlled shades provide a sleek, streamlined aesthetic that is free of cords and strings. The double-hung windows are Pella Reserve with integrated Rolscreen technology — retractable screen that goes up and down like a shade on casement windows and goes side to side on sliding patio doors.

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The kitchen features custom inset cabinets with white oak accents that beautifully complement the white oak floors that are found throughout the interiors. The countertops are Vicostone quartz.

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There is a concealed speaker system built into the sheetrock ceiling of the kitchen.

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All five of the bedrooms in this home feature the most stunning lake views. The blanket on the bed is heirloom quality, from Faribault Woolen Mill Co. 

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On the second level is a bonus room that can easily be tailored to fit the homeowners’ needs. A cleverly hidden bookcase door opens into a secret room where the possibilities for this space are limitless. To access, one tips the spine of the classic book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.

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There is an outdoor shower that enables owners and their guests the opportunity to rinse off the sand and lake water before entering into the lower-level entry and into the recreation room that offers a wet bar and game area. The rec room comes complete with a handcrafted shuffleboard table by McClure Tables.

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Wishing to pay homage to the site the home was constructed on, a fireplace mantle in the screened porch and a custom tabletop in the rec room were fabricated out of heritage oak trees that existed on the property when the owners purchased it.

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The screened porch offers four-season enjoyment courtesy of a cozy wood-burning fireplace, in-floor radiant heating, and infrared heaters. On the ceiling is cedar shiplap.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Landmark Photography; Troy Theis Photography

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