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its scale and the architectural language are respectful of the highly visible lakeside location and work together to create an understated appearance from the water,” he says. CRS Interiors reinforced the strong connection with the natural environment with the interior design – the floors are maple, the cabinetry features white oak veneer and the furnishings are in neutral tones. Lake views are maximized by the large windows, which are framed with fir wood on the interior. There are also clerestory windows that flood the great room with natural light and allow views of the tree canopy. Triple-pane glass provides extra insulation and saves energy during the winter. In summer, cross ventilation takes advantage of cooling lake breezes. The home is heated and cooled by its own geothermal wells. For more details, contact Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design, 18304 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391, phone (952) 473 9503. Website: save | share Search 44625 at Facing page: Nestled amid the trees, this lakefront property by Charles R Stinson Architecture + Design maximizes the spectacular outlook. The home can also be seen on the inside front cover. Top: The entry has a formal symmetry – windows are positioned to draw the eye to the view beyond. Above: The dramatic two-story kitchen area is framed by interlocking horizontal and vertical planes. search | save | share at 39