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Sharratt Design & Company Transitional Shingle-Style Cottage

driveway view

We are excited to build this charming new home by Damien Lindquist of  Sharratt Design & Company.   The transitional shingle-style cottage will sit on 1.4 bucolic acres on Glen Lake in Minnetonka.  This secluded and private property is a comfortable distance from downtown Minneapolis.  The lot is adjacent to pastoral Kinsel Park, a 20-acre city park which will never be developed.

The design of the home is highly customizable to accommodate the home-owner’s preference.   It could have maintenance free Marvin windows, and could either be sided with traditional cedar shakes or a maintenance free alternative to cedar shakes – NuCedar.  NuCedar is virtually indistinguishable from cedar siding, and offers the look, warmth and charm of cedar with a 25 year manufacturer warrantee.

It features an open main level (great for families and entertaining) with a great-room concept plan, and a roomy kitchen with a large island that adjoins the south-facing dining room.  The oversized windows and patio doors let in plenty of natural light while also taking advantage of amazing lake views.

The home will be flooded with sunlight, especially during winter months because the back of the home and the lower level walkout face south toward the lake.

There is a see-through 3-sided porch off of the entertaining kitchen, which can either be designed to be a screen-porch or a 4-season porch, with the option of a wood-burning fireplace.   It has a main-level master suite (great for empty-nesters or families with teenagers) and the bedrooms upstairs will have vaulted ceilings with lots of over-sized windows.  Families with younger children could also choose to locate the master suite upstairs next to as many as three additional bedrooms, thanks to the spacious bonus room above the garage.

We can’t wait to see this house come to life!

Glen Lake

Realtor: Kevin Mullen of Lakes Sotheby’s

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