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A timeless makeover completely transformed this Minnesota lake house

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Rehkamp Larson Architects is responsible for updating this home into a timeless lake house, located in Wayzata, a small lakeside city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Alignments and layers of trim and wood brought together previously undefined rooms and allowed visual space for the homeowner’s whimsical taste. The renovation of the kitchen simplifies the storage and overall aesthetic.

Playful board-on-board cabinetry adds texture and amplifies this home’s beloved English cottage sensibility. On the exterior, a shed addition off the back facade of the garage transitioned a steep grade change and allows easier access to the lake. The added volume to the back elevation creates relief to a flat facade and makes it look like it has always been there.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Rehkamp Larson Architects CONTRACTOR Dovetail Renovation INTERIOR DESIGN Kate Grussing Design INTERIOR CONSULTING EuroNest LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Outdoor Innovations CUSTOM CABINETS Braaten Cabinets

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What We Love: This dwelling has been completely updated to reflect a timeless lake house that can be enjoyed for years to come. Interior spaces are warm and welcoming with comfortable furnishings for everyday living and entertaining. An earthy palette inspired by the natural surroundings helps to add to the relaxed atmosphere of this home. Overall the project team did a fabulous job of updating this home so that is cohesive, functional and loaded with warmth.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this home do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Minnesota: A remarkable stone and glass cottage in harmony with Lake Minnetonka and A rustic contemporary lake house with marvelous views of Christmas Lake.

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Reconfiguring cabinetry and opening walls made the butler’s pantry and mudroom more efficient while creating space for vibrant textures and finishes. New stone on the living room fireplace anchors the room visually and engages with the existing beams. The original house by Sharratt Design & Company, while the addition remodel and renovation was by Rehkamp Larson.

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Parts of the upper level were reworked and realigned to create new opportunities for storage or work / play. An undefined upper sitting room was transformed into an office with custom cabinetry and a desk that looks out to the sunset. The owners’ bedroom closed off an awkward corner niche and gives­­ great storage to the owners’ bath.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Scott Amundson Photography

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