This suburban estate home in Wayzata, MN is perched high on a hill overlooking Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners had to have a way of getting to the lakeshore.

This suburban estate is a two time award-winner, earning a 2016 CotY from the MN chapter of NARI (Landscape $60k and Over category) , as well as a 2016 NALP Grand Award.

Estate Home on Lake Minnetonka MN

A switchback path is an easy walk to the beach house, which provides a convenient place to hang out without having to run up and down the hill for things you forgot.

Before: Steep hillside slopes down to Lake Minnetonka.

After: Switchback path gently descends to the lake shore.

The work on the boulder wall has been documented in this short landscaping video.

Breathtaking Views, Luxury Outdoor LivingHow Did it start?

Luxury landscaping gas firepit in Wayzata MN

Fire circle and fire bowls add atmosphere in the evening.

Firepit overlooking Lake Minnetonka MN

At the top of the retaining wall, there is a Fond du Lac stone viewing terrace with a gas fire pit.

Luxury estate home with infinity pool

Backyard swimming pool with a vanishing edge.

Watch the sunset from the in-ground hot tub

The view of the sunset from the pool or hot tub is framed by copper firebowls.

Landscaping with fire features and night lighting

The landscape glows and shimmers against the twilight sky.

Lake Minnetonka Luxury Home

It took a small army of people and equipment to move tons of soil and rock.

Peaceful, serene....a little bit of heaven on the lake

The curves and lines in this landscape design gracefully complement the architectural elements of the home. Southview Design excels at design solutions to landscape problems.

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