We’ve had the privilege to design this and several other projects for a lovely couple who own multiple residences including homes in Europe, Atlanta, California and Minnesota. They came to us with a wish for a very small cottage with an abundance of character and warmth. Remotely set on a discreet spoke of Lake Minnetonka, this gardener’s cottage provides the perfect escape. The 1545 square foot home rests on the site neighboring the host home and is designed to mirror the fine architectural details found in that structure. As such, we incorporated stone, plaster, and raw timbers into the bold and rustic architectural forms, utilizing a staggered slate roof to allow the cozy, cottage-like residence to feel perfectly at home over-looking the lake beyond.