Whitefish Retreat

Whitefish Lake, Minnesota

Designed originally as a Rem-Whirl spec house, this project is a two-story home nestled cozily into the pines and accompanied by a spacious detached garage. It is tucked into the hillside and features garden view lower level windows that maintain harmonious connections with nature. The site is landscaped with plantings native to the region which means low maintenance for its owners. The interior boasts a semiopen floor plan that is welcoming and inviting to guests while keeping the private areas more remote. Serving guests and family alike is the gourmet kitchen that showcases its rustic bones can also be truly elegant. Timber trusses add to the rustic elegance and are seen overhead in the two-story great room spaces, serving both beauty and function. Fire pits, natural stone bridges and a soothing rock bed stream are features in the landscape design that can be enjoyed directly or from the large entertaining deck above. And on those cooler evenings the screen porch keeps things comfortable.