DESIGN TEAM: Charles R. Stinson, AIA, Chuck Thiss, Kim Streeter, Larry Ward, Ben Bower
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design

Driving Directions: From I-494 head west on MN-7 (19 mi); at traffic circle take 3rd exit. Head south onto County Road 10 (2 mi). Left onto North Shore Road. Destination is on the right.

Designing a dream home for the owners included creating individual and family spaces for living a life of creativity. From sewing and art rooms to an indoor pool and sports complex, the house brings resort living home. It also features a dog suite and an “adventure garage” that houses a motorhome. A dream kitchen and outdoor entertaining spaces allow the owners to take full advantage of the home and its lakefront setting.


Low-maintenance finishes and custom wood surfaces make the spaces both warm and unique. The lakeside composition of soaring flat roofs and stone forms nestles harmoniously into the multi-acre wooded site along Lake Waconia. The natural woods surrounding the property provide a lush canopy and privacy, and natural tones draw the entire project and its environment together seamlessly.

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