Trout Lake, Minnesota
Named after the beloved Bernese mountain dog, “Crash,” this home with its mix of straight lines and subtle curves gives off a striking architectural presence that balances well with its surrounding landscape. Crash will be the first to the door to welcome you into the foyer that elegantly opens up to the inviting entertaining space that features large windows with views down to the water. Showcasing the best place to take a nap; the screen porch off the master bedroom includes a swinging bed. Other features of the home include a fully stocked wine cellar, movie theater, lofted office, & professional working kitchen.
To keep the landscape as natural as possible, low maintenance plantings, wildflowers, no-mow fescue, irregular flagstone, and boulder wall retainment, all balance beautifully to maintain a functional and attractive landscape for this home. Access to the lake features a sizable, natural stone staircase with metal railings and multiple elongated landings for a more extensive and safe walking experience to and from the lake. One of the most notable features of this project is the completely custom outdoor shower enclosure; cedar planks stagger vertically side-by-side following a curvilinear footprint maximizing privacy and views to the lake.