Former Nokomis Restaurant & Bar Owners Build on the North Shore

Kiviranta development is characterized by minimalism and open spaces

If you love the North Shore and modern design, this one’s for you: Noted Minnesota architect David Salmela has designed a common-interest community for Sandy Lewis and Rondi Erickson, former Nokomis Restaurant & Bar owners, soon to be built on their 33-acre Scenic Highway 61 property along Lake Superior.

After closing their Duluth restaurant, the pair commissioned Salmela to create eight homes in modern Scandinavian style on the site. The development, Kiviranta (Finnish for “stone beach”), will capture the tranquility of the big lake with clean, minimalist lines and plenty of open space. Each quietly luxurious unit will be flooded with light from all sides—windows, skylights, a west-facing deck, and an east-facing terrace. Modern stucco exteriors and landscaping of native grasses, flowers, and trees will further enhance the inimitable quality of place. Thirty acres will be preserved as forest with commonly owned trails for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Home prices will start at $725,000. Kraus Anderson plans to begin construction later this year.


By Chris Lee
Photo courtesy of Kiviranta Living

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