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2022 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 5,001 – 6,000 sq. ft.


Lafayette Luxury


Wayzata, Minnesota

Architect/Designer | Alexander Design Group

Builder | Denali Custom Homes

Interior Designer | Studio M Interiors

Photographer | Spacecrafting

This beautiful home located on Lafayette Bay is truly one of a kind. It features an open floor plan where every room is designed to capture lake views. Vaulted ceilings, attention to detail and custom millwork make this 2021 build a timeless design. When designing lake homes, often the back exterior of the home faces the water, but with this Lake Minnetonka home, the front is lakeside.

A challenge presented itself when faced with finding a way to incorporate a four-car garage that would not become a focal point when viewing the home from the lake and main road. The garage is positioned at the rear, while still creating a flow that makes sense.

The goal was to create a home with a European feel, while keeping a clean, sophisticated look. Additional unique areas of this home include the bunk room with a large play area for children, an outdoor pool, multiple porches and a lower-level wine room with an in-home gallery for the home owner’s large art collection.

Lafayette Luxury is not only an entertainer’s dream; it is a home that will stand the test of time.

From the Judges
The home in general is very well detailed. There is a great transition for outdoor covered space and pool area, and the artwork on concrete wall adjacent to the wine room is a nice touch.

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