Denali Custom Homes Combines Contemporary Style with Convenience

The goals of this contemporary and welcoming home: Bring the outdoors in, maximize the views of Lake Minnetonka’s Cooks Bay, and provide for aging in place. Mission accomplished.

These empty nesters and their grown children, who were also involved in the design, wanted to create a modern gathering place for their family where they could live year-round now and into the future. They chose David Bieker of Denali Custom Homes, architectural designer Kathryn Alexander of Alexander Design Group, and Annie Graunke of Studio M to create a warm, inviting environment within the clean-lined spaces.

The first and second levels are flooded with natural light. A stunning wall of windows sweeps across the main-level great room, while sliding doors in the dining room open to an expansive deck just a stone’s throw from the lake. Twelve-foot-tall ceilings, a towering Montana Stone fireplace, and a steel-and-wood floating staircase heighten the appeal.

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