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Enchanted Island Residence

After a devastating fire that destroyed their home, our clients chose to rebuild on their stunning and unique lakeshore property on Enchanted Island in Lake Minnetonka. They wanted a modern house that would take advantage of lake views in every direction and have the expansive openness of their former home. P/K designed the house as an aperture for viewing the lake and surrounding woods, and as a regulator that mitigates and reveals the contours of the land as it slopes down towards the lake. The ground undulates in ribbons as it passes through the house—providing a dramatic framed lake view under the second level "bridge" and the intimate experience of a planted slope as it rises up steeply from the lower level. The exterior expression and materials extend into the interior, creating a muted and warm modern palette.

Press & Awards

This home appeared on the 2013 AIA Homes By Architects Tour, the September issue of Architecture Minnesota, and was featured on the cover and in an "Architecture Meets Fashion" spread in the September/October issue of Midwest Home. This project was also honored with a second place finish in the kitchen category of the RAVE Awards.

  • Project Team
  • Gabriel Keller, Ryan Fish, Lars Peterssen, Andrew Edwins, Jason Briles

  • Landscape Architect
  • Travis Van Liere Studio

  • Photography / Exterior
  • Philip Prowse Photography

  • Photography / Interior
  • Paul Crosby Architectural Photography