DESIGN TEAM: Jim McNeal, AIA; Angela Liesmaki; Maggie Tarr
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
James McNeal Architecture and Design

Driving Directions: From I-494 head west on US-12 toward Wayzata (8.4 mi); take the Cty Rd 6/Wayzata Blvd exit; right onto Cty Rd 6/6th Ave; left onto McCulley Rd; continue onto North Shore Dr W; left onto N Arm Dr (0.2 mi); right onto Lakeview Parkway. Destination is on the left.

The owners of this home wanted prairie style with a lodge feel. To accomplish the owners’ vision, the house was placed into the hill rather than on top of it. The home has a strong horizontal base of stone with substantial overhangs and includes a timber soffit to integrate and create a sense of logic in the spaces.


Siding of cedar planks and timber framing of cedar material create more consistency and longevity in the exterior and are in keeping with the prairie style aspects of the design. The architect created a transition detail from siding to stone made up of cedar boards to create a more integrated look to cap the stone. The result is a home that represents the best of both lodge and prairie styles.


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