Brown’s Bay Residence
Architect's Challenge Best Transitional Home Winner 2015
Architect Name: Mark Larson
Architecture Firm: Rehkamp Larson Architects
Location: Lake Minnetonka, MN
“Nice riff on the lake house traditions. The exterior is casual but purposeful. I love the way the relatively solid shingled second story and gables seem to rest on a glassy base. The interiors are unexpectedly dramatic.” – Jury member
This all-new Lake Minnetonka home is both grand and comfortable. Facing Brown’s Bay, a continuous wall of glass looks out over the water while connecting all the public spaces of the home from end to end. Rich wooden texture adds to the cozy exterior feel, while expansive views of the rolling yard open up the interior. An art gallery within the large, ground-level hallway acts as the main spine of the home. Marvin made the continuous wall of windows possible, providing an ever-present view of the lake and surrounding site.