(Sub)Divide & Conquer

So, how do you make an already dramatic lake view (in this case, overlooking Plymouth’s Medicine Lake) even more dramatic?

By splitting it in two.

Specifically, by adding a floor — ceiling if you’re on the lower level — that merges the newly created upper level with the Kitchen/living area on the main floor (the home is a one-story walkout), while creating a brand new Family Room underneath.

Because the original, two-story Family Room (photo above) had such high ceilings (20′), even bisected, the two new, resulting rooms are still quite dramatic.

And, both rooms feature a much more intimate lake view (I attended a social function at the home recently).

P.S.: the new owner smartly also changed the mustard yellow(?) paint color with a more neutral off-white.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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