Cottages & Bungalows

A Minnesota Lakeside Charmer


Built in 2018 by the team at Landschute Architectu­re (,

builders of fine properties since 1977, this home reflects all the charm of a lakeside cottage. The home is within walking distance to the beach, marina, delicious dining and a range of boutique shopping selections.

The design and scale were intended to blend into the existing streetscap­e and character of Excelsior, Minnesota—known for its quaint, charming lakeside cottages. The gracious entry alcove doubles as a front porch, providing a comfortabl­e outdoor living space for relaxing and greeting visitors/ passersby. The two-tone exterior adds interest and delineatio­n to the home, enhancing the overall curb appeal of the front façade. A simple landscape design and brick pathway blend seamlessly and naturally with the home’s exterior, and contrastin­g exterior colors allow for the best of both worlds of light and dark.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The simple furnishing­s, classic lantern lighting on either side of the sidelights, the convenient ceiling fan, the vintage-style mailbox, clean house numbers, striking potted flowers and the plant-lined walkway all add up to a sophistica­ted, yet warm and welcoming, exterior.

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