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Continued: Home of the Month: Lodge-like lakeside retreat fits family

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 5, 2014 - 2:33 PM

“It’s a quiet personal space for Grandma and Grandpa,” Van De Weghe said.

Inside the two-story tower, an octogonal-shaped “lighthouse” staircase leads up to two upstairs bedrooms. To maximize sleeping space, the “bunkhouse” has three stacked bunk beds, and another bedroom has twin beds with pull-out trundles.

The owners also bought and remodeled an existing cabin on adjacent land. Today the property is a family-friendly compound with stone pathways connecting the three buildings, which can sleep more than 20 people.

“We’ve created a memorable place to gather in the summer that feels like a timeless cottage,” Van De Weghe said. “And the owners can pass it down to the kids and grandkids.”

 

Lynn Underwood • 612-673-7619

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