Private Residence, Grays Bay, Wayzata, MN
Project Description
These exterior photographs were taken at the completion of the project in the late Fall of 1999. The exterior surfaces blend a variety of colors and textures which continue through the walls to become interior finishes (see interior photographs). The materials include two colors of acrylic stucco, a stone veneer of custom blended Chilton limestone with broken beds and faces, cut stone caps, sills and feature pieces of honed Chilton and Indiana limestone. Not seen in these photographs are the lake side decks that feature pre-cast concrete pavers in variegated colors, powder coated steel rails and limestone columns.
The family room includes a stainless steel fireplace surround and perforated stainless steel door panels in the cabinetry.
The gallery is a transitional space open to the entry and the living room. It features kiosks designed to augment traditional wall displays. The kiosks are finished with powdered steel in lacquer. The lighting was designed to provide museum quality illumination and complete flexibility to accommodate changes in their collection.
The living room provides a continuation of the limestone veneer but adds honed surfaced slabs of Chilton limestone and a mantel of cantilevered polished granite. Together these materials frame a large fossil stone slab from the Green River Formation in Wyoming boasting two species of prehistoric fish.
The kitchen is open to the family room and breakfast area as well as providing panoramic views of the wooded outdoors are available from the center island. The large limestone block with display niches provides a visual screen and focal point for views from the gallery.
The lavatory top and frame of the backlit mirror in polished granite contrasts with the rough limestone veneer which appears to go through the exterior wall. The variegated painted walls are capped by the continuous trim strip which is continuous throughout the house.
Display shelves continue through ribbed glass door sidelite at master bedroom. Shelves turn corner inside bedroom to provide additional display space and integrate with media cabinet centered on custom made bed seen in background.
photo Built-in window seat with removable granite cocktail table on stainless steel pedestal.