The project site is a combination of two separate lots into a single 149,707 square foot parcel (3.427 Acres) along Wayzata Bay. This proposal was to develop a new single-family home. The designed site improvements include: a new single family home with detached garage and boat house, native landscape restoration, sustainable storm water systems, new natural stone drives and patios, pergola and swimming pool.
The goal of the design was to restore the natural glacial landscape and biomes originally present on the undeveloped site. By removing formal garden walls, non-native tree species and restoring grades the new home is sited within 1.2 acres of restored prairie meadow, one-half acre of upland forest restoration and includes 3,245 square-feet of intensive green roof. The remaining site will feature formal gardens utilizing native grasses, trees and flowers. A large three-quarter lawn is designed to act as a large raingarden, preventing any storm water from entering Lake Minnetonka as runoff.