Murphy & Co. Design - 2101 Pulaski Rd, Buffalo, MN 55313

Moonlight Cottage

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Tucked into a heavily wooded 3-acre site with mature oaks and pines, this Scandinavian lake cottage sits on an elevated bluff 50 feet above the water’s edge. The design is rooted in authentic Norwegian influences while incorporating elements of relaxed Minnesota lake homes. A glassed entry breezeway connects the master wing to the main living wing, and features a series of French casements and a five-foot-wide front door, allowing the home to open to cool lake breezes. The heart of the home is the screen porch, which has a twelve-foot glass wall that opens to the kitchen and includes a three-sided Norwegian wood stove that can be viewed from the porch and the six-foot cantilevered balcony.

  • Interior Design: Owner
  • Landscape Architect: Owner
  • Photography: Spacecrafting