This charming stone cottage Murphy & Co Designspoke secretly from afar, Minnetonka, Lake Minnesota. The owner wanted a gardener's country house with lots of charm and warmth. This idyllic escape offers 1,545 square feet of living space on a plot of land adjacent to the main residence. It was designed to reflect the fine architectural details of this building.
For this reason, the project team has brought stone, stucco and raw wood into bold and rustic architectural forms and with the help of a stepped slate roof conveyed the feeling of being at home with a view of the lake behind the cozy, hut-like residence.
Project team: Architect: Murphy & Co Design | Contractor: Thomas Bren Homes | Interior design: Willis Watts (Atlanta, GA) | Landscape Architect: Brian Butterfield
Over: A view of the zookeeper's workshop wrapped in stone and waney wood. Hand-cut stone consoles surround the corner window on the first floor, while elegant stone consoles surround the entrance.
Over: Historical iron guides, stone finishes, difficult-vaulted wooden lintels and lanterns with gas flames complete the keeper's workshop.
Our beloved ones: This charming stone house offers a quiet place to welcome overnight guests for rest and relaxation. We love the architectural beauty of the outside, from the stonework to the cornices to the gas lanterns. We can imagine how lovely this house will be in the evening! The master bedroom with its own balcony offers panoramic views of the lake, the great place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset over the water.
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Over: Lead glass servers and coarsely cut beveled wood provide a balanced mix of formality and comfort for guests.
Over: French doors open to the shores of Lake Minnetonka, just 40 yards from the kitchen.
Over: Iron island and hand-painted handmade wall tiles specially made by Adex.
Over: Hanging iron and glass shelves and window walls invite you to go outside.
Over: Hand trowel plaster Tudor belt.
Over: Wooden beamed living room with a view of the curved staircase hall behind.
Over: Entrance stair hall with a curved plastered ceiling and walls with deeply recessed lead windows.
Over: The upper corridor was opened with daylight and skylights.
Over: A vaulted wooden ceiling directs the focus to Juliet's balcony behind it.
Over: A wide, stepped slate roof folds into wood veneer.
Over: The Juliet balcony off the master suite has a vaulted stone porch. The three-tier diamond fireplace has a base that houses a wood store for the nearby fireplace.
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