Homes

Construction began this past spring on The Promenade of Wayzata, a mixed-use development going up in the former Wayzata Bay Center site. The North and Superior blocks are to be completed in late 2013, according to John Mehrkens with developer Presbyterian Homes & Services.

For more than 80 years, Minnesota Tile & Stone has been one of the few local purveyors of patio, driveway and fireplace products, and now Minnetonka is home to their latest showroom.

Olov Strole isn’t one to hesitate when it comes to asking for a deal—and his initial meeting with current business partner Chad Commers proves the point.

Instead of making an executive decision, the City of Wayzata has opted to ask its residents how they would like to see the some $100,000 spent to improve the city’s lakefront.

Interior designer Gayle Crummer knew the home had potential. Located in Orono, it had wonderful space, a charming villa exterior and elegant 11-foot ceilings. But the house was also limiting for the family of four who had just purchased it.

The man cave. For many women, the term conjures up images of a dark basement hole-in-the-wall filled with cigar smoke, old sports trophies, bad movies, and a college buddy or two.

“It’s not your traditional lake view,” admits Paul Walser, “but we like it.” He’s speaking of the unique 1910 Wayzata cottage he and his family purchased three years ago, perched on a verdant slope of land above a busy marina, public beach, volleyball courts and a bike trail.

Struggling to find the perfect gift? Looking to add some style to your gathering? Take a swing through Gracious Home in Wayzata, the area’s newest home décor store with a flair for the unique. We asked owner Kristi Patterson shares her top five picks for the holidays:

 

After several years of living abroad in Switzerland, Chris and Diahann Potter began plans to move back to the Twin Cities. Having lived around Lake Minnetonka before, the couple knew they would like to have a place to stay during their extended summer holidays in Minnesota.

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