Interlachen House | Edina, Minnesota
This home was designed around the home the clients had lived in for forty years. The architectural character of the house develops from a north woods lodge, Swedish vernacular, and New England country home vernacular. The simple forms of the house are rendered in stained cedar wood resting on a base of dry-stacked granite - conveying an early American spirit. The design also focuses around the development of natural light optimizing the qualities of the primary spaces within the house. The main living space is designed as a Douglas Fir timber-frame room that establishes a Swedish character. The kitchen wing is along the south edge of the site to optimize daylight throughout the day.