Lake Calhoun Residence
The design for the Lake Calhoun residence creates serene and private exterior spaces within the urban context of Minneapolis. Positioned on a prominent city lake, Coen + Partners sited the home to provide dramatic yet protected views to Lake Calhoun and the downtown skyline. Stone retaining walls extend around the perimeter of the property, providing both privacy and space for a green plinth to ground the first level living spaces. The highlight of the landscape plinth is the wedge-shaped swimming pool and custom fireplace. Clad in glass tile, the pool is framed by a swim-up teak deck for sunning and views of the lake.
Interior living rooms have framed views of the pool and skyline beyond, while the dining area and kitchen overlook a private sculpture garden and intimate courtyard. At the rooftop level, Coen + Partners designed green roof terraces for entertaining. Rainwater from the rooftops is collected within cisterns and recycled for use in the irrigation system.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Collaboration: Charles R. Stinson Architects
Select Awards: 2011 ASLA Award (Minnesota Chapter)
Photography: Paul Crosby
COEN + PARTNERS WINS THE 2015 SMITHSONIAN COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
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