This new residence began its design as a shingled English cottage, and as construction commenced, the interiors took on a decidedly French direction. The lot is heavily wooded, providing a very private backyard oasis right in the heart of Wayzata. We developed the plan to embrace the pool, with the kitchen, screen porch, living room, and master bedroom/bath all opening onto the pool terrace. The living room takes it a step further with a fully retractable wall of doors that conceal themselves behind the fireplace when open. The screen porch opens directly to the living room and kitchen, and includes a fireplace and BBQ built into the chimney mass. The living room and master bedroom mantelpieces were custom made by a French stone carver.