Originally an unwieldy mix of Rambler and Tudor styles, this lakeside home in Edina now has an appealing cottage charm. A new, welcoming porch was added, making sense of an asymmetrical gable. Stucco and clumsy faux timber sticking were replaced with beautiful gray ledge stone and narrow lap siding contrasted with crisp white trim, giving the exterior a rich texture with a modern touch. Inside, the new kitchen was opened up to views and daylight, improving the interior flow of the home. Taking cues from the owners’ MacKenzie-Childs fixtures, the cabinets and fireplace pair a playful grid motif with a black and white material palette. The black and white theme is repeated with a striking accent wallpaper highlighting one wall with a sophisticated marble and stainless steel tile backsplash on the other. Light blue walls and a warm wooden island create a softer, more relaxed feel, bringing the cottage inside.