Charming cottage-inspired home nestled on Lake Minnetonka

This breathtaking cottage-inspired lakeside home was designed by architectural studio , located on Lake Minnetonka, in Tonka Bay, Minnesota. Spread out over three levels, this inviting retreat was designed for family living and entertaining both indoors and out. Upon entrance into this 5,550 square foot home, you will find that it radiates with warmth and openness, offering exquisite amenities throughout.

Every detail was thought of in the design of this home, including a built-in generator, heated garage, paver driveway and lush landscaping. A spacious outdoor deck offers a comfortable and tranquil respite to enjoy legendary sunsets.

Project Team: Architects: Charlie & Co. Design / Builder: Kroiss Development / Interior Design: Jennifer Horstman

Above: An outdoor covered porch comes complete with an A/V system, infrared heaters, Phantom screens and a stone fireplace for those chilly nights. An expansive paver terrace offers a great spot for cooking or lounging along with a built-in grill system.

What We Love: This cottage-inspired home offers open and spacious interiors that offers plenty of space for entertaining friends and family. The great room is stunning, with the kitchen, dining and living areas flowing into each other, while framing views out to the lake… Readers, please share with us in the comments what details in this home inspire you!

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A cottage feeling is reflected throughout the interiors of this home, featuring v-groove ceilings, custom beams, shiplap walls, and beautifully crafted woodwork that travels throughout the main level.

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Above: The great room showcases a beautiful stacked stone, wood-burning fireplace with a reclaimed timber mantle.

Above: A gourmet chef’s kitchen is at the heart of the home, flowing smoothly to the breakfast nook and dining area. The space offers high-end appliances and spacious storage in the pantry and butler’s pantry. The custom cabinetry includes an integrated refrigerator and pantry doors, making for a seamless design.

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Above: A lounge area on the upper level features a cozy day bed and built-in library area.

Above: The master bathroom offers a spa-like oasis with a steam shower and oversize soaking tub framing expansive views to the lake.

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Above: The home office features details such as paneled ceiling with beams and a rustic distressed wood floor. A private lakeside balcony offers the perfect spot to reflect.

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Above: The lower level encompasses a complete wine cellar and adjoining bar. Highlights includes reclaimed paneling and beams, windows for bottle viewing and an exquisite Espavel bar top from Costa Rica.

Additional Facts: This lakeside cottage is completely wired with the integrated Lutron Control System for A/V, thermostats, garage door operators, security system, Phantom screens, lighting and motorized window treatments

Photos: Spacecrafting Photography

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Where do I start. The pops of color, the intimate places to go read a book, the big window on the stairs for a feeling of openness , the storage, the bench seats to take off shoes or flip flops, the many windows with so many details , the fireplace to cozy up rooms, its like a English muffin with all the nooks and crannies. It is delicious. My husband is a general contractor and our 1800’s den is gutted and will soon be renovated. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS HOME — Is there a floor plan for this beautiful home?