Woodland Cottage

Sitting adjacent to a larger family house on Lake Minnetonka, this house was designed to accommodate guests and high-performance cars. The guest house’s main level and tower take on the relaxed, traditional feel of the main house with vaulted ceilings, clean lines and exceptional craftsmanship. The tower has an open, airy treehouse feel with something for everyone: a casual office, cozy space for watching movies, and pullout beds for sleepovers.

The lower level’s Motor Lounge is decidedly more modern—the concrete and steel clad space contains a workshop, car storage, and lounge complete with kitchen, bathroom and entertainment area. Ceilings are clad in sleek acoustic panels, and steel walls cleverly conceal water and air hoses, retractable power cable for recharging electric cars, storage shelves, and sound system. The lounge’s large velvet curtain, rolling metal kitchen doors, and custom tables made from a tree salvaged on the property help tune this flexible space for a variety of uses.

Project Team

Mark Larson, Ryan Bicek

Contractor

Streeter & Associates

Interior Design

Martha Dayton Design

Photographers

Karen Melvin (1, 3-7, 9-11, 13, 19-21), Kory Reckinger/Martha Dayton Design (2, 8, 12, 14-18)

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