DESIGN TEAM: Charles R. Stinson, AIA; Josh Norman; Chuck Thiss; Larry Glenn; Ben Bower; Kim Streeter
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
Modern Oasis, Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design

Shuttle Bus Directions: From I-494 take the Minnetonka Blvd exit (exit 17); head west on Minnetonka Blvd (2.8 mi); left to stay on Minnetonka Blvd; turn right into parking lot of Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design.

 

The owners wanted a home in which they could age in place without sacrificing today’s livability, design or comfort. Indoor and outdoor access points are designed with accessibility in mind, without sacrificing the pure modern design aesthetic. The great room, dining room, screen porch and a soaring deck emerge from the moraine, and strong horizontal roof forms accentuate this effect as they move away from the planted, low-slung garage.

 

The front entrance turns into a clerestory with an increased height that fills the great room with daylight. Use of interior clear and frosted glass creates a framed view of the mature forest. Special features include two home offices, a walk-in pantry and a dressing room “retreat” off the master suite that creates a personal space removed from the rest of the home.

 

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