Lake Edge

This home for a vibrant young family takes in the lake with wide expanses of glass in some spaces, and playful peeks at the landscape in others. A bridge leads to the front door and the moat below allows the steep grade to transition around the house and sensibly dispel runoff. The house has a no-nonsense open floor plan with a large wood burning fireplace anchoring one end, and a bright kitchen at the other.

Sliding glass doors open up to a screen porch for full-on summertime. Confetti windows on the fireplace wall and a family-size reading nook hint at the dynamic personalities living here. The reclaimed wood floor is able to take a beating from the small running, dancing and bouncing feet. The home is a combination of practical, expressed materials such as exposed concrete and steel, but with a playful expression focused on family lake living.

Project Team

Jean Rehkamp Larson, Kari Nelson


John Kraemer & Sons

Interior Design

Brooke Voss Design


Andrea Rugg


Star Tribune October 4, 2015
Midwest Home June 2015
Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design Magazine June 2015
Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest 2014
Home of the Month 2015
RAVE Awards 2015

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