Lake of the Isles

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Originally a four-square city residence built in 1902 and designed by William Channing Whitney (the architect of Minnesota’s Governor’s Mansion), the home sits on a prime site overlooking one of the city’s cherished lakes. Looking to give the home a new life, while preserving the architectural integrity inherent in the structure, we worked collaboratively with the new owners throughout the design process. The renovation included new plan layouts on each floor, optimizing space and creating improved views. The kitchen was expanded in a modern approach, with an extension built of steel windows and doors and includes a Boffi kitchen. A new stair tower built of steel plays off the kitchen detailing, and floods three levels of the home with an abundance of natural light. A new carriage house graces the rear yard, which also doubles as a cabana for a nearby plunge pool.

  • Contractor: Anderson Reda
  • Interior Design: Dana Alpeter Interiors
  • Landscape Architect: Travis Van Liere Studio