Family-Friendly Coastal Cottage Style Home | Lake Minnetonka

Nestled in a wooded lot along beautiful Lake Minnetonka is this breathtaking family home. Affectionately dubbed Disney North during the building process, these homeowners wanted to create a fun family playground filled with amenities while retaining a cozy and welcoming lake-life vibe. This busy family of five was a joy to work with, from start to finish!



The home’s overall feel is an elegant mix of cottage and coastal styles. Each space projects a sense of warmth and sophistication. Clean lines and traditional wood details (from ceilings to trim) echo throughout the home and connect the entire 13,000 square feet. Natural light, wood beams, natural stone, built-in cabinetry, and metallic accent lights also tie together the many nooks and corners of this palatial retreat.



It’s impossible to single out a single highlight in a home this unique and grand, so we’ll start with our favorite amenities! The sunny indoor pool is the perfect place to escape those chilly Minnesota winters along with the adjacent sauna and hot tub. Young athletes can practice their free throws in the state of the art Sport Court. However, the personal Ice Rink is the real game-changer! What future NHL pro wouldn’t dream of having a secret rink to develop their killer slapshot? Physical fitness isn’t just for the kids here either; a custom home gym overlooks the two-story Sport Court, so mom and dad can stay in shape too.






At its heart, this home was built to welcome family and friends. Whether the day’s plan is boating on the lake, relaxing on the shore, gathering together for the big game, or hosting an elegant dinner party, no occasion is too big or small! Guests can get cozy in the rustic media room, sneak away for a cigar with dad in his hidden lounge, sip cocktails on the lakeside covered patio, or talk the evening away at the traditional dining room table.







In all honesty, we could probably talk about this stunning project for days and still discover new design details that we love. The long, narrow lot with its bluff setbacks and tight parameters was a challenge. But we couldn’t be happier with the final result; a gorgeous home with equal amounts of privacy and unparalleled views! Browse through the images below to find your favorite features; we know you’ll adore this family’s beautiful labor of love.



HENDEL HOMES builds highly-detailed custom homes with unique architectural features in the Minneapolis area. We begin with careful project planning and follow through with sound construction.