Stone House

The Gatehouse












Once the site of an early 1900’s camp, this wooded site on Lake Minnetonka was the perfect setting for this humble 860 sf residence steeped in architectural history. With a myriad of reclaimed building materials and architectural antiques to use for the construction, this cottage feels as if it were taken right from the Loire Valley of France. The open plan differentiates it’s “rooms” with the use of ceiling beams, posts, and ceiling changes, with rooms that share spaces while being functionally efficient.

A 100+ year old stone home on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Restored by Murphy & Co Design.

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  • Reply deb durham October 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm


  • Reply Stefanie October 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm


  • Reply Diane October 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Just beautiful! I would love to live in this small house. Very inviting and cozy.

  • Reply Mjo October 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Who needs anything else??? Sigh – so beautiful!

  • Reply ARTYDIANA October 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    wonderful place!!

  • Reply Erick October 28, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Shame none of the lots Ive looked at could I build this masterpiece. They usually have minimum build sizes of 1200-2000.
    In fact I haven’t found a lakefront lot I can buy that this house is “good enough” for.
    But as a single guy Id rather live in an estate like this then a cookie cutter home three times it size.
    Perfect idea and execution on this home.

  • Reply PUTTY October 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    A wonder-filled restoration… somewhat traditional yet not stuffy or boring. So many subtle really high quality materials and details… from the notched reclaimed beams, to the herringbone brick inner hearth to the peak of the almost intricately simple slate roof shingles. Idyllic for sure. Reverential even!

  • Reply Janie October 28, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Who do I contact for blueprint of this cottage?

    Thank you,

  • Reply Kris November 1, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Love, Love, Love! Just beautiful! When can I move in?

  • Reply Pat November 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm


  • Reply Stephan of Arkansas November 4, 2015 at 12:02 am

    What an exquisite little house — an absolute jewel of a casita!
    Respectfully submitted,
    Stephan of Arkansas, USA

  • Reply Mike in VT November 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I too would love to see the floor plan of this house.

  • Reply Caroline (Ireland) January 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I too would love to see the floorplan – beautiful home

  • Reply Anna April 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm


  • Reply Debbie June 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Beautiful comfy home! Great pictures!

  • Reply patricia boglin August 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Is this just to makes mouths water or is it for sale? Just curious. Absolutely STUNNING! One of the best homes I’ve ever seen, in any size. Very well done!

  • Reply Nick September 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    This is an amazing house! Who would I contact to see blueprints?

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