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A Lakeside Retreat for Modern Living

While taking a car ride to calm her young son, this homeowner found the perfect lakefront lot for a new home. She’d grown up on a lake in northern Minnesota and wanted the same experience for her kids. The couple, a teacher and a dentist, are self-described modernists. Therefore, they called on architect Tim Alt to fuse casual lakeside living with modernist sensibility. Alt designed a home with extensive indoor/outdoor connections created through space planning, natural materials and wide swaths of glass.