Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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recently completed Wayzata Residence is an example of the latter category of work—a beautifully scenic location with incomparable proximity to Lake Minnetonka, one of the most popular lakes in the "Land of 10,0000 Lakes." Lake Minnetonka benefits and suffers from its closeness to Minneapolis, just 15 miles away. Many of the humble weekend cottages have fallen victim to teardown and re- placement by sprawling, overwrought houses. "The lake has an interesting history," says Matt, who led the design on the Wayzata house. "There was originally a trolley line that went out to an amusement park out there. Minnesotans would take the trolley out and spend the day. Then they started building small summer cottages along the lake. Nowadays, it's essen- tially a suburb of the Twin Cities, and people are building 20,000-square-foot McMansions." The current owners already had a house on the 1-acre property, one that had some critical flaws—chief among them were a "crumbling foundation" and recurring flooding in This page: The architects changed the arrival sequence for cars, steering the owners to a new side-entry garage. Now, guests can enjoy the full effect of a well-paced entry into the house and a careful reveal of its sweeping lake views. 48 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 CASE STUDY

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