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Far Away Without the Commute

Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: Todd | Filed under: architecture | Comments Off

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One of my very favorite spots in the Twin Cities is tucked away down a little side street in what must be one of the most beautiful settings I’ve seen. While very close to all the wonderful things the city has to offer (like milkshakes) approaching this spot is like leaving it all behind. Every time I ride my bike by I leave feeling relaxed.

The house itself is unique and handsomely designed but not ostentatious the way well funded homes often feel the need to be. It nestles into the side of the hill like it grew there years ago. What’s growing right next to the house is a big part of what makes it so special. A full lot worth of Japanese style garden plays out in a myriad, tranquil shades of green. Backing up against a park allows the garden to take full advantage of the borrowed landscape.

The garage is a recent edition and makes the entry to the house even more private. A feature that makes the fact that the owners have generously shared unobstructed views of their garden even more of a gift. Larger photographs are available on flickr.


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