Chisel Architecture has designed this fantastic contemporary lake house showcasing sweeping waterfront views over Tonka Bay, Minnesota. What could have been a massive mansion on the lakefront was re-envisioned to what is now a home that’s beautifully sited within a reasonable footprint.
This dwelling allows for plenty of room to appreciate the views and enjoy the outdoor spaces. Its main and lower levels are made for entertaining while the highly private upper level provides a place to retreat.
Project Team: Architecture: Chisel Architecture| General Contractor: ADŌR Homes | Client and Collaborative Architect: Laurie Kruhoeffer
What We Love: This fantastic contemporary lake house features plenty of natural light thanks to expansive walls of windows that invite the lake views inside. A lovely kitchen design showcases a wall of windows, floating shelving, and a delightful walk-in pantry. Overall, the project team did a fantastic job of designing comfortable and inviting spaces that are great for living the lake life dream.
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Above: The dining chairs were sourced from Restoration Hardware.
Above: In the kitchen, the base cabinets are ash with a clear terminate, while the gray cabinets are painted in Waynesboro Taupe 1544 | Benjamin Moore. On the countertops, Taj Mahal quartzite sourced from Amsum & Ash. The brushed brass cabinetry hardware is from Emtek. A 45-inch sink is from Kallista, while the dishwasher is by Miele.
Above: The backsplash tile is Twill Chevron in Cotton, Knit collection, Walker Zanger.
Above: The owners of this home are large coffee drinks, so a coffee and tea bar was designed behind cabinet doors to the right of the refrigerator. Highlights conclude a built-in espresso machine, custom pullouts for mugs, coffee, and tea.
Above: A cleverly concealing walk-in pantry features a mostly glass door next to a panel-front refrigerator. The door opens into a well organized, 36 square foot pantry. This space is lined with custom grooved ash paneling. A window inside brings in natural light.
Photos: Alyssa Lee Photography