French Country Estate
Carver County, Minnesota
The 90-acre site was originally covered in cornfields and pastures dotted with mature oaks along the shore of Goose Lake. After siting the dwelling high on a ridge looking east over the lake, Studio Hittle transformed the grounds into a pastoral landscape.
The entry drive starts at a low area off the main street, proceeds through two massive brick entry columns and curves gracefully up through groves of hardwood trees and lilacs. As you move further up the drive, the home and expansive lawn are framed with more trees.
Other amenities include large entertaining decks and terraces, a swimming pool, pool house and tennis court, all with grand views over the countryside.