The dining room finds itself just off the home’s front entry. A suspended mahogany art panel creates separation and style to the space. The striking contemporary look is achieved with bold strokes of color, as well as a Cumaru wood and Petraslate ebony stone tile floors.
The open concept living room features a curved art wall and minimalist linear fireplace. You get a sneak peak into the expansive kitchen while being surrounded by exquisite views of the lake.
This striking contemporary look is achieved with a liberal use of rich woods and other high-quality natural materials accented by bold strokes of color.
Dark mahogany and pressure laminate cabinetry is topped with 3” thick “ash” colored concrete counter tops, giving the kitchen an industrial yet warm feel.
The KWC Domo Commercial style faucet with commercial undermount sink feels at home in the custom concrete tops. A “robin’s egg” blue display cabinet offers just a splash of color to the space.
Powder & Laundry
The main feature of the powder room is the Omvivo, GEO Stone Washplane sink, where water disappears off the back edge of the counter. A Kohler Falling Water faucet, Toto toilet and custom mahogany storage cabinet offers functionality as well as style. The main floor laundry room features a glass tile backsplash where tiles were installed back-side-out for a unique look and texture.
The open riser main staircase, constructed of powder coated steel and Brazilian cherry, stands alone as an artful sculpture. Neutral tones on the walls and Cumaru and Petraslate ebony stone flooring enhance the staircase’s sculptural feel. The sculpted acrylic light fixture reflects natural light from the nearby clearstory windows, while Strategic LED stair lighting adds a dramatic nighttime effect.
Master Bath Spa
Tile from floor to ceiling in 18x18 honed Travertine, the master bath features mahogany cabinetry, concrete counters and Grohe Atrio faucets and shower controls. A Bain Ultra Master Air jetted tub resides inside steam/shower room.
Lake views are abundant from nearly every room of the home. But for those times when you don’t want to feel like your life is on display, motorized blinds create privacy.
In an effort to not ad to the urban sprawl of the neighborhood, the new structure was built within the footprint of the removed ranch home and the property’s ivy covered limestone perimeter walls remained in place. The home's design inspiration came from the special and functional design of a ship married with the turret form of a lighthouse.
Lake of the Isles, Gateway Home
Modern architecture tends to garner no shortage of opinions. The fabulous “Gateway Home”, was the first modern structure on Minneapolis’s historic Lake of the Isles. Some neighbors embraced it; others felt it veered too far from the traditional aesthetic of the area. And there were those who felt it fit right in with the eclectic assortment of styles around the lake. Seen from that perspective, the only style that had been missing was modern.