DESIGN TEAM: Bryan Anderson, AIA
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
SALA Architects Inc.

Driving Directions: From I-694 head west on I-94 in Maple Grove (8.7 mi); take the exit toward MN-101 N; keep right at the fork and follow signs for MN-101 Bypass N/Elk River; merge onto MN-101 N (7 mi); continue on to US-169 N (10.5 mi); right onto Cty Rd 4 at the stoplights; left too 104th St NW/Cty Rd 19 (2.6 mi); right onto 289th Ave/Cty Rd 28, which becomes Tiger Rd (1.8 mi); right onto Blue Lake Dr NW (0.5 mi). Destination is on the left.

Compact single-level living with a panoramic lake view was the catalyst for design of this downsized home for empty-nest owners of a residential construction and remodeling company. Primary living spaces align under a continuous vault that draws light from above to track time and seasons. Along this same axis, ceiling heights and floor levels vary to introduce drama and intimacy.


Construction details highlight continuous exterior insulation, expansive bands of glass and deep overhangs for long-term durability and efficiency.

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