Merit Award -Palmer Pointe Lake Home, Lake Minnetonka, Minn.
Entrant/Architect: Eskuche Creative Group, Minnetonka, Minn.; Builder: Denali Custom Homes, Wayzata, Minn.
The tapered fireplace shelters the exposed patio and frames the lake view.
The lowered patio preserves views from the house.
Steel railings bracket the floating bluestone-slab stairway.
Situated on a bluff setback, the patio is poised between the upper terrace and the lower lawn.