Situated on the peninsula of a small Minnesota lake, this home is surrounded by views of meadow, rolling woods and quiet water. Its three wings, arranged to take advantage of the natural ridges on the site, are intimate for the couple yet spacious enough for large gatherings.
One wing contains the kitchen, living room and dining room and provides direct access to the lake. Another wing situated parallel to the shore contains the garage, mudroom and two bedrooms, with easy access to the garage on one side and a second-story view of the water on the other. An interior bridge links to the third wing’s master suite. Warm wood ceilings complement the interior’s exposed steel and concrete. The exterior materials (zinc, Ipe and painted panels) were selected for their longevity, durability and tendency to develop a natural patina over time. The house was intended to quietly settle into its beautiful site and allow its owners to experience nature from every angle.