A mid-century, lakeside home was the subject of a down-to-the-studs remodel. Homeowners
yearned for a more open floor plan, spectacular views of the waterfront, more light, and dramatically improved energy efficiency. The architect came up with a unique solution; he inverted the roofline to create two large butterfly dormers – one a
two-story wall of windows facing the lake, the other a striking entry. Remotely
operable windows over the front entry and pennant windows on the sides of the dormers bring in additional light, ventilation and treetop views. Many operation styles of Marvin windows and doors were incorporated, and efficiencies include a guest wing that can be shut down when not in use. The award-winning project has gained local recognition for its innovative design and superb energy efficiency.
Architect: Dan Feidt
Firm: Dan Feidt Studio
Location: Excelsior, MN