A Minneapolis home takes advantage of city and lake views

Living Room With Elevate Awning And Elevate Casement Windows

Overlooking Bde Maka Ska, a popular lake in the heart of Minneapolis, this stylishly contemporary residence takes full advantage of its setting with an open design and windows looking out onto stunning scenery.

The house offers lovely lake views and a flood of natural light thanks to windows and doors from the durable, made-to-order Marvin Elevate collection. The lake-facing side is nearly uninterrupted glass, with large Elevate Collection Casement Windows and an Inswing French Door topped with Transom Windows strategically placed to maintain privacy while offering maximum openness to nature.

In the kitchen, light flows from above the cabinets through Elevate Awnings. On the second floor, strategically placed Casement windows illuminate the upstairs hallway and staircase, the master spa-bath, guest bathroom, and the two bedrooms. In the master suite, a walk-in closet features a window with specialty glass that obscures exterior views. Half of the master suite’s walls are lined with Elevate Sliding Patio Doors opening onto a private deck, again connecting the home’s interior with the fresh outdoor air and its spectacular setting.

With all its beauty, this home is also built to last. The windows’ durable, low-maintenance pultruded fiberglass is tough enough to keep the homeowners warm and cozy even through harsh Minnesota winters.


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Builder/Remodeler: John Kraemer & Sons

Designer: Charlie Simmons of Charlie & Co. Design

Dealer: Scherer Bros. Lumber Company