This city cottage was initially composed in 1901 by famed architect William Channing Whitney who designed the Minnesota governor’s mansion. We are honored to be asked to collaborate on a reinvention of this home with the new owners who hobby around reimagining historical properties. Our charge is to maintain the original and historically significant structure, while completely shifting the sensibility of both the indoor and outdoor spaces. The homeowners are active, sophisticated, athletic, and regularly entertain. They love everything about coastal life. They love natural light and being with nature. They asked that this home look and feel as if it were on the Pacific Northwest coastline-cool, sophisticated, utterly chic, yet unpretentious. Our open-plan design will allow for a flood of natural light and fresh air through interior walls of glass, the addition of a modern glass atrium and several in-swinging French doors on the main and upper floors. Further, our clients will have the ability to view the lake while enjoying the new modern yard scape and pool in the rear of their home.