This project was inspired by an East Coast style of elegance, open air and casual comfort. The goal was to create the home of a lifetime for a busy family of six. Needs ranged from easy outdoor entertaining spaces to a craft room, formal dining, a thoughtfully designed kitchen with a large pantry, 5+ bedrooms, great lighting, even an indoor sport court. Our designer (Studio M) collaborated closely with the homeowner, builder and architect to achieve everything the homeowners wanted and more!
With picturesque views of Lake Minnetonka, the coastal design of this masterpiece makes perfect sense. Orientated to maximize over 500-ft of shoreline and the natural woodland setting, every living space communicates with the outdoors for optimal enjoyment.
Selected to dress the cover of the 2019 Artisan Tour book, this amazing home overlooks Smithtown Bay with a distinctive mountain modern facade that’s rich in texture with just a touch of drama. This home seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor spaces with decks & porches, while walls of windows bring views indoors year round.
modern farm house
Ideally located in the family oriented neighborhood of Minnetonka Beach, this modern beach cottage will impress with an “upscale casual” graceful presence. Architecturally appropriate for lakeside living, the addition of flat-roofed detailing lends a unique modern design aesthetic and room for a lakeside balcony off the master bedroom.
Tucked on a private lot overlooking woods & water this Minnetonka home was custom designed for a young family on the move. The main staircase greats guests with its stunning detail. The main floor and lower level offer fantastic entertaining spaces, with areas for kids and adults. The large sportcourt provides a spot for the kids to stretch their legs regardless of the weather outside!
Overlooking Cooks Bay on Lake Minnetonka, this contemporary home serves as an oasis and base for family activities. This project was all about the sweeping views of the Upper Lake, with every bedroom and all entertaining spaces oriented to the water. The interior spaces match the exterior - clean and refined.
"Step into this modern Greenwood home, and your first impression is simplicity - clean lines, natural finishes, and a pleasingly open floor plan. Then comes the view: the panorama of Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay on display through the lakeside wall of glass." Chris Lee - Midwest Home
Extensive use of natural materials give this Rolling Green estate home a warm and inviting presence while showcasing modern design elements. Designed and built for a professional athlete and his family, with plans to make it their home for years to come. The interior of the home continues the theme of natural materials and streamlined finishes, Annie Graunke of Studio M Interiors incorporated rich walnut floors & trim alongside beautiful natural stone and sleek metal railings.
2010 ASID Award Winning Design
In this space, our goal was to create a rustic contemporary, dog friendly home that brings the outside in through thoughtfully designed floor plans that lend themselves to entertaining. We had to ensure that the interior spaces relate to the outdoors, combine the homeowners’ two distinct design styles and create sophisticated interior spaces with durable furnishings.
To do this, we incorporated a rustic design appeal with a contemporary, sleek furnishings by utilizing warm brown and taupe tones with pops of color throughout. We used wood and stone materials to lend modern spaces warmth and to relate to the outdoors.
A pool house to stop summer in it’s tracks... The interior architecture is bold and strong with an emphasis on mixing the best of nature’s elements. Soft textiles in rugs and fabrics are perfectly paired with comfortable upholstery and subtle colors – the well-placed pop of orange assures this vibrant space feels happy and healthy throughout the year.
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Midwest Home Magazine - Luxury in the Twin Cities: Outdoors
Nestled in an established neighborhood in Wayzata, this traditional styled home serves as the hub of activity for an active family of five. The goal of this project was to create warm and inviting interior spaces for family-time and entertaining; with everyone's favorite being the screen porch with wood burning fireplace.
"A Lake Elmo couple who loves all things Colorado decided that their new house would reflect the influences of the Rocky Mountain state. Outside, the 9,332-square-foot home is all modern mountain lodge, with large overhangs, natural stone, and natural wood. Inside, the open floor plan and sleek finishes are more refined." - Beverly Gerber, Midwest Home
Midwest Home: 2014 Luxury Home Tour
As an award-winning luxury home builder, David Bieker of Denali Custom Homes, Inc. knows how to build homes to best fit into their environments, whether that environment is a sprawling expanse of land, a lakefront property, or—in this case—a narrow corner lot backing up to an association-maintained green space in the Portico neighborhood of Wayzata. View full article →