Lake Minnetonka

A contemporary home designed by Milo Thompson in the 1970s, remains a strong and beautiful structure. But it was time to refresh the Minnetonka home and P4D stepped in to streamline the four-bedroom, four-bath house. The commitment to a pale, unobtrusive palate and functional space-saving solutions guided the award winning master bath update.

A bulky double-sink vanity with white tile and laminate counter tops dated the room and crowded the space. The new design includes two cantilevered vanities on placed on opposite walls to create a personal space for each owner. Soothing gray-hued teak cabinetry complements large-scale limestone floor tiles and delivers a contemporary kick with sleek aluminum edging. Chrome faucets complete the contemporary silhouette and storage is created with convenient lift-up medicine cabinets and high gloss acrylic cabinets. The toilet is enclosed with a frosted glass panel and door. Clear glass surrounds the two-person shower next to a large freestanding tub and a view of the lake. Teak benches, the owners say, remind them of sailing on Lake Minnetonka. A streak of blue connects the room to the outside.

The function and clutter-free design sense was also applied in the kitchen where glass back-splashes catch light and add sparkle. Chandeliers in the kitchen and bath add a touch of whimsy and complement the owner’s art collection. All bathrooms are updated with similar sleek cabinetry and smart storage solutions. (Photos/Gilbertson Photography)