NISSWA -- Individual features in the Bertrands' home on Clark Lake help put the entire project together.
The dining area includes a large oak buffet with leaded glass and a massive antler chandelier by Jim Feil. Lights were added above and below cabinets and inside glass cupboards. Wood Products Unlimited, Brainerd, and Gary's Painting, Baxter, helped complete the interior along with the Pine River Carpet Shop.
For Ann Bertrand the option to have additional space for guests around the table was another important feature. A main-floor laundry, half bath and large walk-in pantry with freezer complete the main living area.
A bank of shaped windows provides a wide view of changing weather over Clark Lake, including spectacular hoar frost on Christmas Day. (Dispatch Photos by Renee Richardson)
A master bedroom, walk-in closet and guest room complete the main floor. The master bath includes a row of high windows near the 10-foot ceilings to allow natural light. And two of the windows open with electric controls to allow an influx of fresh air. A cabinet, next to a sit-up vanity conveniently separates his and her sinks.
Thirty-two feet from the water, the Bertrand cabin remodeling project on Clark Lake was also required to go through Crow Wing County's variance process. Water retention ponds and drainage systems to keep water from flowing off the roof to the lake were part of the permit process.
Ron Duy, Minnesota Lakeshore Restoration, provided the exterior ground work and landscaping.
Beveled glass added to the buffet design, which includes accent lights inside the cabinet doors and below. (Dispatch Photo by Renee Richardson)
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