A lovely waterfront cottage with peaceful views over Lake Minnetonka

contemporary waterfront cottage exterior

This beautiful waterfront cottage was designed by Ron Brenner Architects in collaboration with Kyle Hunt & Partners, nestled along Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Built on a challenging, narrow lake-front site, this elegant cottage was designed to take in grand views of Lake Minnetonka while maintaining an intimate atmosphere.

Height restrictions allowed for unique gabled rooflines and cozy upper-level interior spaces while shingle siding provides a timeless quality. With a clean, refined, contemporary interior, this home was designed for gathering.

contemporary waterfront cottage exterior

What We Love: This lovely cottage offers warm and inviting living spaces and an exterior facade that provides attractive curb appeal. We are loving every aspect of this home’s design, from the expansive windows that bring the outdoors inside to the harmonious blend of materials and textures. This dwelling is a testament to the seamless integration of comfort, style, and splendor that lakeside living has to offer.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this Lake Minnetonka waterfront cottage do you find most intriguing? Let us know in the Comments below!

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contemporary waterfront cottage entry

From the moment you step inside this welcoming home, you can see straight through to Lake Minnetonka.

contemporary waterfront cottage entry

The interiors boast open and airy living spaces with stylish furnishings and beautiful details throughout.

contemporary dining room with a large window and water view

contemporary living room with a fireplace and built-in entertainment unit

contemporary living room with sliding glass doors and a water view

The light-filled interior is an airy mix of textures including board-formed concrete, white oak, rift-cut white oak, and custom millwork. The kitchen features an expansive island for entertaining and views through the living room towards the lake. A harmonious open floor plan makes this retreat the perfect spot to relax and take in the lake views.

contemporary kitchen looking toward the living room

From the long galley kitchen to the outdoor terrace, the cottage offers an inviting atmosphere for family and friends to come together. With its efficient, thoughtfully designed floor plan, this cottage achieves the perfect balance between classic and modern style.

large contemporary kitchen

contemporary mudroom entry with a bench and storage

contemporary staircase and hallway

contemporary bedroom with a fireplace and French doors with a water view

contemporary bathroom with a vanity and freestanding tub and marble flooring

contemporary hallway with a sofa

contemporary attic family room

contemporary attic family room

contemporary powder bathroom

contemporary waterfront house with a backyard patio

contemporary waterfront house with a covered patio

contemporary waterfront house exterior at dusk

contemporary waterfront house exterior at dusk

Photos: Courtesy of Ron Brenner Architects

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D. Pefanis
11 months ago

Just gorgeous! Perfect in every way as far as I am concerned. I really couldn’t find anything I would change, which is unusual..