Style + Architecture: Modern Fall Fashions

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Spectacular Entrance

Architect Lars Peterssen and Gabriel Keller, firm principals at Peterssen/Keller Architecture in Minneapolis, designed a house that gently embraces its undulating site on Lake Minnetonka. The entry frames the view of the lake and leads visitors to the front door. LEFT Vintage gray wool coat with marten cuffs, $85, Lula Vintage,lulavintagemn.com; green and black brocade shirtdress by Ports 1961, $1,650, ports1961.com; vintage John Galliano lace-up boots, stylist’s own; silver geometric earrings, $110, laruicci.com; and teal octagonal sunglasses, $99, seeeyewear.com RIGHT Muskrat fur coat, $160, Lula Vintage, lulavintagemn.com; red silk radiograph print dress by Ports 1961, $2,395, ports1961.com; teal leather gloves by La Crasia, $300,lacrasiagloves.com; gold and turquoise hoops earrings, $80, T.J. Maxx, tjmaxx.com; vintage Alexander McQueen pumps, stylist’s own; and rounded cat-eye sunglasses, $99, seeeyewear.com

Corner View

The best seat in the house: the fireplace hearth in the living room, where the land drops away to provide a spectacular view of the lake. Beaded wool drop-sleeve coat by Etro, $4,674, etro.com; floral print long dress by Roberto Cavalli, $775, robertocavalli.com; cutout scalloped Mary Jane heels by Levity, $70, DSW, dsw.com; gold Druzy earrings by Milor Italy, $200, T.J. Maxx, tjmaxx.com; Corset bracelet, gunmetal,  $180,wxyzjewelry.com; and gold armor ring, $90, speciesbythethousands.com

Squares, Squared

Windows aligned throughout the house lend a pleasing symmetry and transparency. The boxy shapes are echoed in the black and gold brocade tee by Ports 1961, $650, ports1961.com; Cady printed wool skirt by Etro, $1,501, etro.com; La Crasia red leather gloves $300; BCBG Paris suede pointed wedge heels, $80, DSW; and gold lava necklace $98, laruicci.com

Iconic Designs

Modern miniatures by Eames and Tom Vac complement new classics. LEFT Charcoal-and-white darted flange jacket by Richard Chai Love, $475, richardchailove.com; and Shourouk Double Cora Zambia rainbow necklace, $1,095, Grethen House, grethenhouse.com. RIGHT Lion black-and-white jacquard blazer by Osklen, $297,osklen.com; royal blue charmeuse silk blouse by Ports 1961, $995, ports1961.com; Leslie Danzis multicolored stone necklace, $50, T.J. Maxx; and gunmetal triple Aztec ring, $220, laruicci.com

Floating Descent

The floating staircase, framed in metal with hickory treads, adds a sculptural element to the main floor. Sleek and structured continues with Etro’s digital printed crepe turtleneck, $737, etro.com; floral pencil skirt by Roberto Cavalli, $775, robertocavalli.com; Chianne oxford wedges by Korks, $70, DSW; and gold triangle earrings by Aoko Su, $175, aokosu.com

Double Duty

Sleek yet tactile, cool yet warm, the house embodies Peterssen/Keller’s specialty: organic modern. More style courtesy these colorful separates. LEFT Ivy plaid print popover blouse, $525, and Phillis printed skirt, $525, both by Marissa Webb, barneys.com; gold Marais earrings, $48, laruicci.com; Mojo lace-up scalloped suede heels by Moxie, $50, DWS; and trouser socks, $6, Target, target.com. RIGHT Floral printed t-shirt by Robert Cavalli, $970, robertocavalli.com; embroidered print skirt by Catherine Malandrino, $130, T.J. Maxx; burgundy leather ankle boots by Maison Martin Margiela, $950, Grethen House, robertocavalli.com; silver purssa earrings, $48, laruicci.com; and trouser socks, $8, Target

Scene Stealers

A striking backdrop of white stucco and cedar, interrupted by black metal and windows, sets the stage for scene stealing. LEFT Faux fur jacket by Rachel Zoe, $130, T.J. Maxx; crop foulard print pant by Thinple, $430, lace cardigan by Carven, $520, both from Grethen House, grethenhouse.com; gold chain necklace, $38, and silver chain necklace, $48, both from Nordstrom, nordstrom.com. RIGHT Marble coat, $1,930, and leather dress, $1,980, both by Carven, Grethen House, grethenhouse.com; and Corrine burgundy wool hat, $140, goorin.com

Produced and styled by Barbara Schmidt, Bstyle Inc.
Models: Masha and Morganne, Elite New York
Hair and make up artist: Angelia Senvasi
House designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture
Photos by Tim Nehotte

Architect: Lars Peterssen and Gabriel Keller, firm principals at Peterssen/Keller Architecture

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