Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis
Regal and impressive, the exterior of this majestic residence evokes images of an old world villa nestled in the European countryside. The tower with conical roof and Palladian window combine with the stone-trimmed arched windows and grand front entry to reach flawless accord.
The distinguished exterior sets high expectations for a dramatic interior and the challenge is met immediately by the grandeur of the front entry. Intricately styled iron balusters with contrasting gold details grace the grand staircase leading to the open landing on the upper level. Black marble insets accentuate the polished marble floor and direct the eye past the arcaded foyer to the formal living and dining room beyond. But formality isn’t allowed to dominate and the French country style kitchen asserts a quaint charm. A raised fireplace with an arched stone opening is perfectly at home with glazed and hand-rubbed black cabinetry. Dramatic and masculine, the lower level appears to have originated in an old English pub. Fashioned out of dark polished wood, the curved bar is perfectly at ease with a striking stone wall on one side, and a richly carved wood fireplace on the other.
Painstaking attention to complex and finite details underscores the stunning capacity of Stonewood LLC to capture and masterfully execute a homeowner’s vision.