This waterfront Chaska gem offers comfortable elegance
Built with a large family in mind, Denali Custom Homes created this open-concept-design lakefront property with an emphasis on comfortable yet stylish living—and keeping tabs on the kids. Situated on 150 feet of shoreline on Chaska’s Lake Bavaria, this 6,400 square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bath home offers privacy as well as beautiful views.
On the main floor, dark hardwood floors link the living room’s seating area around the fireplace, the chef-sized kitchen with its walk-in pantry, and the dining area that overlooks a pretty covered deck. An adjacent office affords more views of the lake and a calm environment in which to focus.
The warm dark wood floors continue to the second-level hallway, which leads to the master bedroom. Large windows in the sleeping quarters and adjoining bath provide even more lovely lake vistas. A stone floor in the shower echoes the lake’s natural style.
A unique multicolored stone wall lends texture and pattern to the otherwise sleek lower level, which includes billiard, exercise, and family rooms, as well as a lounge, wine cellar, and bar.
New technology makes the home’s scale more manageable: an iPad in the wall near the front entry and living room is linked to a camera mounted on the dock, enabling homeowners a waterfront view to see weather conditions or check on a boat party. Now that’s modern lake living!
- A transitional stone fireplace on the main floor sets a rustic yet contemporary tone.
- Wood and stone elements make the spacious lower level lounge, billiard area, exercise space, and family room feel cozy.
- The subtle wood grain of the pale, knotty alder built-in cabinetry lends texture and warmth to the kitchen’s neat, clean lines.
- A massive stone fireplace serves as the focal point for the home’s large outdoor patio, which is perfect for breezy entertaining.
- This bath’s soothing, organic decor creates a space as relaxing as the home’s lakeside surroundings.
The wall behind the bed’s headboard repeats the rich chocolate color of the home’s dark wood floors.
Denali Custome Homes, Inc.
Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Marvin Windows and Doors
Mingle and Studio M Interiors
Minneapolis Glass Company
Orion Home Systems, LLC
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