Designed by Chicago architect Hugh Garden and advertised as a “tear-down,” this 1905 Craftsman-style lakefront retreat boasted sweeping porches, idyllic views of Lake Minnetonka, and moments of leisurely reprieve. Falling in love with these features our client purchased the house, saving it from the wrecking ball. Intent on restoring the house, she knew truly caring for the house meant making it viable into the future.
The project consists of a large addition and extensive remodeling of the basement, first, and second floors. In accordance with preservation principles, the building’s character has not been compromised.