We were recently highlighted in the May 2011 Issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine.
Historic Deephaven Home Restored
BY: ALEX DAVY
PHOTOS BY: KAREN MELVIN
The Deephaven home of Jon and Mary Monson stuns with its simple, classic elegance.
How do you transform a house but preserve it at the same time? How do you take an old-fashioned, endlessly subdivided space and turn it into something sweeping, open and modern, all without compromising its essential character? Just ask architecture-slash-design team of Jon and Mary Monson. Their radically redesigned Deephaven lake home looks better than good—it looks like it belongs.
“We wanted to be faithful to what it was, yet at the same time rework it so we could live here the way we wanted to live,” Jon Monson says. He stands in his wife’s sun-drenched office. The room, with its high ceiling and tall, slender windows, is suffused with a clear, pale light. The family dog, Ivy, a 9-year-old Bichon Frise, is curled up on a cozy-looking armchair, caught by a sunbeam, her white fur aglow. Click here for more images