This home harkens back to an earlier time in Duluth's history, when many of the affluent built homes inspired by the architecture of Mediterranean Italy and Spain.
The home itself is quite formal, with formal terraced gardens and a broad lawn facing the lake. Its beige walls and red roof stand out from its green wooded surroundings. The contrast between the home and its wild wooded context makes a powerful statement, making the home feel more formal and the woods wilder.
Yet there's also an intimacy here. Although large and elegant, the home and its rooms are sized and proportioned to be comfortable and inviting, not forbidding. The formality of the terraces blends into casually curving paths that lead to an inviting fire pit and beach at the shore.