“We live in the conservatory. We eat all our meals in the conservatory. I can’t imagine ever living in a house without one.”
Featured Conservatory Project in Minnetonka, MN
This stately old home on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota originated as a kitchen remodel and a replacement of a very old Pella sunroom. The home owner wanted to achieve and open kitchen environment with tons of light and tall green plants.
Fine detail was achieved with special attention to the features of the home, which were repeated in the conservatory (technically an orangery). Rafters were detailed in such a way to allow maximum light and view into the kitchen area, situated at the far end.
An orangery is designed with a section of solid roof around the edge and glass in the center of the room. That allows us to incorporate a gutter system that runs around the entire roof line of the orangery. Snow and rain from the roof of the house above follow this flat roof area to the yard below and eventually, the lake itself.