Remember the mullet, the ’80s hairstyle that was all business in the front, party in the back? That’s what I think of when I see some of the Twin Cities’ most successful waterfront remodeling projects. They are all about making the most of the water view out back, from both indoors and out.
A young Edina family called on Limitless Construction to do just that when they bought their home on Birchcrest Pond. It wasn’t enough to have a nice elevated deck overlooking the water. The couple wanted to embrace the pond view and waterfront lifestyle from deep inside the house.
Limitless’s Matt Wagoner and Joe Bernau teamed to transform the chopped up interior space into an open floor plan that spreads natural light and maximizes the water view from the front entry and the kitchen.
Joe built custom white cabinetry and a long quartzite-topped island to eliminate the peninsula barrier. Meanwhile, Matt moved the patio door to the deck and removed the dining room walls to enhance the lake view and traffic flow.
Although the remodeled space is light and bright, they balanced the clean lines and uncluttered decorating style with warm wood flooring, and ntural alder ceiling beams and pantry barn door.
“Curb appeal still is king with many remodeling projects, but the rules flip when the backyard faces the water,” Matt explained.
Watch this video to hear the homeowner, Kate, discuss the Limitless design and remodeling experience in her own words.