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This organic modern Lake Minnetonka house gets a remarkable transformation

modern lake house exterior

Charlie & Co. Design is responsible for the transformation of this organic modern house nestled along Lake Minnetonka, about 16 miles west-southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. From a Victorian gingerbread farmhouse to a sleek, open, and modern abode, this beloved family home received the remodel of a lifetime to suit the owner’s evolving taste and lifestyle needs 

This whole-house makeover consisted of removing all interior and exterior finish and “starting over.” By removing all non-essential architectural elements and adding new cladding and windows to the exterior, the massing of this home was simplified. In addition, by removing all cosmetic interior walls, the architects were able to create a visual link to neighboring Crystal Bay. Continue below to see the rest of this incredible home…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Charlie & Co. Design GENERAL CONTRACTOR Anderson Reda INTERIOR DESIGN Martin Patrick 3 LANDSCAPE DESIGN Topo, LLC.

modern lake house exterior entry

What We Love: This Lake Minnetonka house features a beautiful modern design with organic materials throughout. Large walls of glazing help to create a seamless connection to the surrounding nature, promoting a feeling of relaxation and tranquility. We love the warmth of the French oak flooring throughout the main living spaces and the blackened steel and glass partition that separates the entry from the kitchen and dining area.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this home do you find most appealing and what would you change if this were your personal residence? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other wonderful home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Minnesota: Step inside this incredibly spectacular dream home on Lake Minnetonka and A mountain modern dream house for empty nesters on Lake Minnetonka.

modern lake house entry with horse wall art

Above: Stepping inside this home, a brick wall partition creates the feeling of a formal entry. A black Bioma bench creates a statement piece in the entry.

modern dining room and kitchen

Above: A blackened steel and glass partition delineates the entry from the dining and kitchen area.

modern living room with a sliding glass door

Living spaces are characterized by clean lines, and earth tones — a place for all. Simplicity and beauty at its best.

modern living room with a sliding glass door

modern dining room

Most of the walls throughout this home are painted in Super White OC-152 – Benjamin Moore.

modern kitchen with wood beams on the ceiling

modern kitchen

modern kitchen with a large island

Above: The solid-cedar stools at the kitchen island and the French oak flooring help to bring a touch of nature into this home. The islands are composed of concrete.

modern kitchen

modern home bar

Above: A rarely used stairwell in the kitchen was replaced by an elevator. A thoughtful touch for aging-in-place.

modern home office

modern family room

modern family room

modern family room

modern family room

modern family room

modern staircase

Above: This floating staircase features a simple composition of plaster, glass, and steel.

modern staircase

modern upstairs entry into the main bedroom

modern bedroom

modern bedroom

modern bathroom with a vanity and freestanding tub

modern bathroom live edge wood countertop detail

modern bathroom with a freestanding tub

Above: The bathroom features a cement soaking tub and a large window framing views of nature.

modern upstairs sitting room with a vaulted ceiling

Above: This “crow’s nest” room off the main bedroom features windows on three sides to capture soft light and is surrounded by views of nature. It’s the perfect place for meditation, yoga practice, or enjoying morning coffee with a good book. The A-frame wall treatment is a shou sugi ban charred-wood finish.

modern walk-in bedroom closet

modern art gallery wall

modern art gallery wall

modern lake house exterior

Above: On the exterior facade, the old siding was replaced with a beautiful weathered gray-brown cedar siding.

modern lake house covered porch

Above: The cedar siding incorporates a vertical orientation with alternating board widths, resulting in an elongated appearance reminiscent of tree bark texture.

modern lake house covered porch

Above: A new steel-and-wood pergola on the deck provides the ultimate gathering space for family and friends.

modern lake house steel and wood trellis

modern lake house exterior

PHOTOGRAPHER Spacecrafting Photography

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Diane
1 month ago

Beautiful. What is the brand/source of the slatted coffee table in the living room, please?